Salton City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salton City, California - Basic Facts

The Salton City Census Designated Place had a population of 4,345 as of July 1, 2016. Salton City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 4,345
Population in Households 3,858
Population in Familes 3,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 487
Population Density1 203
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 1,308
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 891
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 892 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 416 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 909 (41.0%)
Median Home Value $78,261
Average Home Value $105,353


Median Household Income $36,788
Average Household Income $47,493
Per Capita Income $14,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.33% 1.3%
Households 1.33% 1.06%
Families 0.24% 1.1%
Median Household Income   -1.82%
Per Capita Income   0.07%
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.

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, 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 # 679 55th
Population Density1 # 1124 26th
Diversity Index2 # 378 75th
Median Household Income # 1274 16th
Per Capita Income # 1368 10th

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