Imperial County CA Information


Imperial County Subdivisions

Imperial County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 182,795
Daytime Population: Workers 58,338
Daytime Population: Residents 117,365
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 175,703
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 173,881
Population in Familes 156,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,914
Population Density2 44
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $42,777
Average Household Income $61,151
Per Capita Income $18,386


Total Housing Units 59,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,303 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,512 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,446 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $181,633
Average Home Value $220,447


Total Households 51,815
Average Household Size 3.36
Family Households 41,307
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 0.64% 0.8%
Households 0.74% 0.79%
Families 0.74% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.49%


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, 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 # 30 50th
Population Density # 40 33rd
Diversity Index # 28 53rd
Median Household Income # 50 16th
Per Capita Income # 58 2nd

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