Imperial County

Imperial County, California

940 W Main St Rm 202
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (760) 482-4427
Fax: (760) 482-4271

In SE CA on border with Baja California; organized Aug 15, 1907 from San Diego County. Name Origin: For the Imperial Valley, itself named for the Imperial Land Company that was organized to colonize the southern Colorado Desert

Area (sq mi):: 4481.73 (land 4174.73; water 307.00) Population per square mile: 37.30
Population 2005: 155,823 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 9.50%; 1990-2000 30.20% Population 2000: 142,361 (White 20.20%; Black or African American 4.00%; Hispanic or Latino 72.20%; Asian 2.00%; Other 44.70%). Foreign born: 32.20%. Median age: 31.00
Income 2000: per capita $13,239; median household $31,870; Population below poverty level: 22.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,752-$20,674
Unemployment (2004): 17.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.20% Median travel time to work: 20.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • El Centro County seat (38,350)
  • Calexico (34,326)
  • Brawley (22,255)

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    El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, referred a man to Imperial County Sheriffs Office suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol Tuesday night, with two children passengers.
    The projects are situated in Imperial County, about 10 miles west of the Salton Sea.
    The region is uniquely qualified to establish the program because all of the nine community colleges in the two counties are members of the San Diego and Imperial County Community College Association, a coalition that has existed for 50 years to work together to better serve the area's 150,000 community college students.
    Healthcare company Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) revealed on Friday that the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Imperial County Board of Supervisors have issued a notification of intent to award a contract to serve approximately 55,000 Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Imperial County .
    Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake was centered five miles southeast of Ocotillo in Imperial County - about 85 miles east of San Diego.
    California's Imperial County covers deserts, date groves, and more--it draws right across the Mexican border and generations of migrant workers have roots and history tied to the county.
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    Imperial County in California covers 17 school districts and 59 schools with 36,000 students.
    GAO was asked to determine (1) how emissions from the two plants compare with emissions from recently permitted plants in California and emissions from sources in Imperial County, and what emissions standards they would be subject to if they were located in Imperial County; (2) the health impacts of emissions from the plants on Imperial County residents; and (3) options available to U.
    California Governor Gray Davis recently announced the appointment of Assistant US Attorney Annie Gutierrez to Judge of the Imperial County Superior Court.

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