Ocotillo, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ocotillo, California - Basic Facts

The Ocotillo Census Designated Place had a population of 284 as of July 1, 2017. Ocotillo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocotillo is located at latitude 32.7431 and longitude -116.0019 in Imperial County. The formal boundaries for the Ocotillo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Imperial County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Ocotillo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408976) 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 Ocotillo Census Designated Place is located within West Imperial CCD of Imperial County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocotillo 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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Ocotillo, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 284
Daytime Population: Workers 34
Daytime Population: Residents 206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 280
Population in Familes 188
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $38,613
Average Household Income $54,059
Per Capita Income $26,766


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (29.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 (57.3%)
Median Home Value $68,868
Average Home Value $93,750


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.91% 0.69%
Households 0.59% 0.55%
Families 0.98% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Ocotillo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocotillo 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 # 1285 15th
Population Density # 1436 5th
Diversity Index # 931 39th
Median Household Income # 1253 17th
Per Capita Income # 883 42nd

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