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Salton City, California - Basic Facts

The Salton City Census Designated Place had a population of 4,411 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Salton City is located at latitude 33.2994 and longitude -115.9609 in Imperial County. The formal boundaries for the Salton City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Imperial County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -125 feet.

The Salton City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409242) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salton City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Salton City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,411
Daytime Population: Workers 303
Daytime Population: Residents 3,429
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,732
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 3,923
Population in Familes 3,335
Population in Group Qrtrs 488
Population Density2 206
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $37,771
Average Household Income $49,366
Per Capita Income $14,521


Total Housing Units 2,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 904 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 421 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 908 (40.7%)
Median Home Value $80,913
Average Home Value $113,840


Total Households 1,325
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 902
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.22% 1.19%
Households 1.33% 0.93%
Families 0.37% 0.94%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Salton City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salton City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 679 55th
Population Density # 1123 26th
Diversity Index # 401 74th
Median Household Income # 1276 16th
Per Capita Income # 1373 9th

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