Imperial County, California Population 2019

Imperial County, California's estimated population is 181,574 with a growth rate of 0.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Imperial County, California is the 30th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018181,8272530.14%
2017181,5741,3060.72%
2016180,2681,0890.61%
2015179,1799460.53%
2014178,2331,6280.92%
2013176,605-73-0.04%
2012176,6788650.49%
2011175,8131,0830.62%
2010174,73065,42759.86%
1990109,30317,19318.67%
198092,11017,61823.65%
197074,4922,3873.31%
196072,1059,13014.50%
195062,9753,2355.42%
194059,740-1,163-1.91%
193060,90317,45040.16%
192043,45329,862219.72%
191013,5910.00%

How Many People Live in Imperial County, California?

181,574

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White117,18865.12%
Some Other Race44,84124.92%
Two or More Races8,3194.62%
Black or African American4,7852.66%
Asian2,5841.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,9791.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2610.15%

Imperial County, California Population Pyramid 2019

Imperial County, California Median Age

32.2


Total

31


Male

33.5


Female

Imperial County, California Adults

There are 128,223 adults, (21,816 of whom are seniors) in Imperial County, California.

Imperial County, California Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Imperial County, California Sex Ratio

Female

87,994

48.90%

Male

91,963

51.10%

Imperial County, California Households and Families

Imperial County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Imperial County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
All56.4%43.6%
Male53.3%46.7%
Non Family51.9%48.1%
Female38.9%61.1%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,1983.7756.4
Married23,3914.4665.3
Non Family10,1291.2951.9
Female8,7094.638.9
Male2,9694.3253.3

4.36

Average Family Size

3.77

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Imperial County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade19,31217.80%
9th to 12th Grade14,97013.79%
High School Graduate25,53023.53%
Some College26,23824.18%
Associates Degree6,9746.43%
Bachelors Degree10,6929.85%
Graduate Degree4,8064.43%

Imperial County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic86,23354,55310,421
Other Race26,97415,5302,228
White15,76814,3493,676
Multiple Races3,4482,479464
Black3,4112,619514
Asian1,8311,555761
Native American1,2471,001141
Islander14714726

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,457$35,234$22,602
Less Than High School$15,691$22,209$11,800
High School Grad$25,779$31,505$20,595
Some College$30,691$38,335$25,272
Bachelors Degree$43,347$57,836$34,045
Graduate Degree$70,491$71,870$64,639

$28,457

Average Earnings

$35,234

Average Male

$22,602

Average Female

Imperial County, California Language

Imperial County, California Language by Age

Imperial County, California Language

23.89% of Imperial County, California residents speak only English, while 76.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 74.57% of the population.

Imperial County, California Poverty

Imperial County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic143,13436,52025.51%
Other39,10711,56429.57%
White19,4362,81314.47%
Multiple7,8981,48918.85%
Black2,91372724.96%
Native1,86951727.66%
Asian2,4442219.04%
Islander2576123.74%

23.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.69%

Male Poverty Rate

25.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Imperial County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Imperial County, California is Other, with 29.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Imperial County, California is Asian, with 9.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.97%
High School20.68%
Some College15.67%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.49%
Male Unemployed30.30%
Female Employed14.07%
Male Employed10.37%

Imperial County, California Income

Imperial County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,779$62,145
Families$51,447$67,686
Married Families$63,468$78,761
Non Families$19,923$36,964

Imperial County, California Marital Status

Imperial County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Imperial County, California Married by Age and Sex

Imperial County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Imperial County, California Marital Status by Race

Imperial County, California Veterans

5,694

Number of Veterans

5,281

Male Veterans

413

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,876
Second Gulf War1,045
First Gulf War785
Korea405
World War II355
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,466
65 to 741,392
75+1,172
55 to 64934
18 to 34730

Imperial County, California Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5885.55%
Hispanic2,8052.71%
Other5231.59%
Black3067.43%
2 or More1483.46%
Indian1057.16%
Asian241.17%

Imperial County, California Veterans by Education

8.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Imperial County, California Employment Status

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

16%

Unemployment Rate

Imperial County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.10%

Born in California

68.33%

Native Born

31.67%

Foreign Born

16.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

68.33% of Imperial County, California residents were born in the United States, with 58.10% having been born in California. 16.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Imperial County, California

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
El Centro425954420116063.77%
Calexico385734023216594.30%
Brawley249532614911964.79%
Imperial1475217203245116.61%
Calipatria77057526-179-2.32%
Holtville593664354998.41%
Westmorland22232269462.07%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990