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Salton Sea Beach, California - Basic Facts

The Salton Sea Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 477 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Salton Sea Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 477
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 344
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 345
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 477
Population in Familes 418
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,584
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $35,180
Average Household Income $46,934
Per Capita Income $13,303


Total Housing Units 347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (34.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (47.3%)
Median Home Value $76,923
Average Home Value $111,667


Total Households 183
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 134
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 1.7% 1.7%
Households 0.46% 1.49%
Families 5.01% 1.45%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

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, 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 # 1195 21st
Population Density # 664 56th
Diversity Index # 326 78th
Median Household Income # 1347 11th
Per Capita Income # 1406 7th

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