Imperial County, CA

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Population
180,216
0.144% 1-year growth
Median Age
32.4

Poverty Rate
24.2%

Median Household Income
$45,834
2.36% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$177,100
5.61% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
59,919
0.271% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Imperial County, CA had a population of 180k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $45,834. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Imperial County, CA grew from 179,957 to 180,216, a 0.144% increase and its median household income grew from $44,779 to $45,834, a 2.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Imperial County, CA are White (Hispanic) (53.3%), Other (Hispanic) (26.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (11%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.28%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%). NaNk% of the people in Imperial County, CA speak a non-English language, and 84.4% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Imperial County, CA was $177,100, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%. Most people in Imperial County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Imperial County, CA was 2 cars per household.

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Imperial County, CA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 67.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (26.4%), followed by Other (5.66%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Imperial County, CA
67.9% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in N/A
  1. 85% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 78.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in N/A was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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  1. N/AN/A
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  2. N/AN/A
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Diversity

Imperial County, CA is home to a population of 180k people, from which 84.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 31.1% of Imperial County, CA residents were born outside of the country (56k people).

In 2018, there were 2.03 times more White (Hispanic) residents (96k people) in Imperial County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.2k Other (Hispanic) and 19.8k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Imperial County, CA
  1. White (Hispanic)
    96k ± 2.58k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    47.2k ± 2.48k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.8k ± 112
83.8%
Hispanic Population
151k people

In 2018, there were 2.03 times more White (Hispanic) residents (96k people) in Imperial County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.2k Other (Hispanic) and 19.8k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

83.8% of the people in Imperial County, CA are hispanic (151k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Imperial County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

31.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
56k people
31.7%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
57k people

As of 2018, 31.1% of Imperial County, CA residents (56k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Imperial County, CA was 31.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

24
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Imperial County, CA was 32.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Imperial County, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Imperial County, CA residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Imperial County, CA.

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Imperial County, CA was N/A, the natal country of N/A Imperial County, CA residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

84.4%
2018 Citizenship
83.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 84.4% of Imperial County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Imperial County, CA was 83.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,856 ± 267
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,084 ± 240
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    567 ± 132

Imperial County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Imperial County, CA is $45,834. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Imperial County, CA was Census Tract 118.03 with a value of $100,816, followed by Census Tract 118.01 and Census Tract 112.01, with respective values of $98,561 and $84,819.

Males in N/A have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in N/A (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

The economy of Imperial County, CA employs 59.9k people. The largest industries in Imperial County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,566 people), Retail Trade (8,411 people), and Educational Services (6,189 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,679), Utilities ($80,500), and Public Administration ($64,611).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,834
2018 value
± $1,861
2.36%
1 Year Growth
± 5.66%

Households in Imperial County, CA have a median annual income of $45,834, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,779 in 2017, which represents a 2.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
± N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

In N/A, full-time male employees in N/A made N/A times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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In N/A the highest paid race/ethnicity of N/A workers was N/A. These workers were paid N/A times more than N/A workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in N/A.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Imperial County, CA is from Imperial County, CA.
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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 118.03
  2. Census Tract 118.01
  3. Census Tract 112.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Imperial County, CA was Census Tract 118.03 with a value of $100,816, followed by Census Tract 118.01 and Census Tract 112.01, with respective values of $98,561 and $84,819.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Imperial County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Imperial County, CA (41.2k out of 170k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Hispanic
    37,135 ± 1,571
  2. White
    26,608 ± 1,458
  3. Other
    11,318 ± 861

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Imperial County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

59.9k
2018 Value
± 2,035
0.271%
1 Year growth
± 4.71%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Imperial County, CA grew at a rate of 0.271%, from 59.8k employees to 59.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Imperial County, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,788 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,783 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (4,398 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Imperial County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Imperial County, CA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,788 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,783 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (4,398 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Imperial County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (9.54 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.21 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Imperial County, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($89,720), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,078), and Legal Occupations ($82,849).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.9k
2018 Value
± 2,035
0.271%
1 Year growth
± 4.71%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Imperial County, CA grew at a rate of 0.271%, from 59.8k employees to 59.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Imperial County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,566 people), Retail Trade (8,411 people), and Educational Services (6,189 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Imperial County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Imperial County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Imperial County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,566 people), Retail Trade (8,411 people), and Educational Services (6,189 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Imperial County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.92 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.64 times), and Public Administration (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Imperial County, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,679), Utilities ($80,500), and Public Administration ($64,611).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Imperial County, CA was $177,100 in 2018, which is 0.771 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $167,700 to $177,100, a 5.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Imperial County, CA is 58.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Imperial County, CA have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Imperial County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$177,100
2018 Median
± $6,144
$167,700
2017 Median
± $3,108

In 2018, the median property value in Imperial County, CA grew to to $177,100 from the previous year's value of $167,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Imperial County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Imperial County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,834
Median Household Income
± $1,861
44.1k
Number of Households
± 1,547

In 2018, the median household income of the 44.1k households in Imperial County, CA grew to $45,834 from the previous year's value of $44,779.

The following chart displays the households in Imperial County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Imperial County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Imperial County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%
2018 Homeownership
56.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58.4% of the housing units in Imperial County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Imperial County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Imperial County, CA have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.33% of the workforce in Imperial County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.96%)

In 2018, 81.2% of workers in Imperial County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.8%) and those who worked at home (4.96%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Imperial County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Imperial County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Imperial County, CA has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 40.5% on Medicaid, 6.47% on Medicare, 8.51% on non-group plans, and 0.995% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Imperial County, CA see 4742 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.27% increase from the previous year (4592 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3015 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 834 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,742 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Imperial County, CA

Primary care physicians in Imperial County, CA see an average of 4,742 patients per year. This represents a 3.27% increase from the previous year (4,592 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Imperial County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

9.3%
Uninsured
34.3%
Employer Coverage
40.5%
Medicaid
6.47%
Medicare
8.51%
Non-Group
0.995%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Imperial County, CA declined by 21.3% from 11.8% to 9.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Imperial County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 10.6% prevalence
  2. 10.5% prevalence
  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in N/A, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in N/A by county over multiple years.

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