Imperial, CA 92251 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 92251: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Imperial, CA 92251

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Imperial County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.849, Longitude -115.586
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 366
  • PO Box Addresses: 352
  • Residential Addresses: 6,566
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 196
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,370

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Imperial, CA 92251 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,001
Daytime Population: Workers 6,275
Daytime Population: Residents 12,099
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,374
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 19,959
Population in Familes 18,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 166
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $61,487
Average Household Income $79,325
Per Capita Income $23,819


Total Housing Units 6,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,203 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,786 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 450 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $225,841
Average Home Value $256,513


Total Households 5,989
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 4,925
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 2.55% 2.08%
Households 2.49% 2.01%
Families 2.49% 1.99%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Imperial, CA 92251 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 92251 to the other 1,761 ZIP Codes 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 # 821 53rd
Population Density # 1120 36th
Diversity Index # 676 62nd
Median Household Income # 795 55th
Per Capita Income # 1220 31st

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