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Bombay Beach, California - Basic Facts

The Bombay Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 294 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Bombay Beach is located at latitude 33.3509 and longitude -115.7297 in Imperial County. The formal boundaries for the Bombay Beach Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Imperial County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -223 feet.

The Bombay Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407878) 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 Bombay Beach Census Designated Place is located within East Imperial CCD of Imperial County.


Bombay Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 294 (100%)
Population in Households 294 (100.0%)
Population in Families 184 (62.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 312
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $26,334
Average Household Income $37,161
% of Income for Mortgage4 5%
Per Capita Income $22,511
Wealth Index5 37


Total HU (Housing Units) 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 (61.0%)
Median Home Value $32,328
Average Home Value $88,333
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 175
Average Household Size 1.68
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.03% 0.07%
Households 0.0% 0.11%
Families 1.6% 0.25%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.13%


Bombay Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bombay Beach to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1273 16th
Population Density # 1045 31st
Median Household Income # 1487 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 1514 100th
Per Capita Income # 1160 24th
Diversity Index # 963 37th

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