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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