Borrego Springs, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Borrego Springs, California - Basic Facts

The Borrego Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 3,685 as of July 1, 2017. Borrego Springs 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 Borrego Springs is located at latitude 33.2454 and longitude -116.357 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Borrego Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 43.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Borrego Springs Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407888) 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 Borrego Springs Census Designated Place is located within Borrego Springs CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Borrego Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Borrego Springs: Borego, Borego Spirng, San Gregory Springs.

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Borrego Springs, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,685
Daytime Population: Workers 1,102
Daytime Population: Residents 2,095
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,197
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 3,679
Population in Familes 2,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $44,031
Average Household Income $59,184
Per Capita Income $27,017


Total Housing Units 2,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,286 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 393 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 999 (37.3%)
Median Home Value $257,813
Average Home Value $333,145


Total Households 1,679
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,033
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 1.0% 1.07%
Households 0.92% 1.03%
Families 0.91% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Borrego Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Borrego Springs 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 # 713 53rd
Population Density # 1302 14th
Diversity Index # 679 55th
Median Household Income # 1111 27th
Per Capita Income # 866 43rd

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