Imperial County CA Information


Imperial County Subdivisions

Imperial County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 182,492
Population in Households 173,692
Population in Familes 156,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,800
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 51,257
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 40,884
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 59,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,956 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,301 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,767 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $167,686
Average Home Value $200,652


Median Household Income $41,837
Average Household Income $58,842
Per Capita Income $17,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.93%
Households 0.68% 0.87%
Families 0.69% 0.87%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Imperial County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Imperial County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 50th
Population Density1 # 40 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 28 53rd
Median Household Income # 51 14th
Per Capita Income # 58 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.