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Salton Sea Beach, California - Basic Facts

The Salton Sea Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 467 as of July 1, 2016. Salton Sea Beach 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 Sea Beach is located at latitude 33.3758 and longitude -116.0114 in Imperial County. The formal boundaries for the Salton Sea Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Imperial County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -217 feet.

The Salton Sea Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409243) 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 Sea Beach Census Designated Place is located within West Imperial CCD of Imperial County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salton Sea Beach 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 Sea Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 467
Population in Households 467
Population in Familes 410
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,551
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (45.3%)
Median Home Value $74,603
Average Home Value $104,167


Median Household Income $32,875
Average Household Income $43,574
Per Capita Income $12,527
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.63% 1.86%
Households 0.8% 1.66%
Families 6.09% 1.71%
Median Household Income   -1.43%
Per Capita Income   -0.05%
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 Sea Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salton Sea Beach 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 # 1197 21st
Population Density1 # 666 56th
Diversity Index2 # 314 79th
Median Household Income # 1376 9th
Per Capita Income # 1410 7th

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