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Imperial, California - Basic Facts

The City of Imperial had a population of 17,766 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Imperial is located at latitude 32.8375 and longitude -115.5719 in Imperial County. The formal boundaries for the City of Imperial (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Imperial County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -59 feet.

The City of Imperial (GNIS ID: 2410097) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Imperial is located within Imperial CCD of Imperial County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Imperial population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 17,766
Population in Households 17,740
Population in Familes 16,099
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 3,034
Diversity Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,217
Average Household Size 3.4
Family Households 4,285
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,604 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,613 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 489 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $200,809
Average Home Value $224,584
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,504
Average Household Income $74,946
Per Capita Income $22,267
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.01% 2.14%
Households 2.74% 2.0%
Families 2.73% 2.0%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Imperial to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 370 76th
Population Density1 # 444 71st
Diversity Index2 # 511 66th
Median Household Income # 637 58th
Per Capita Income # 1032 32nd

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