Imperial Beach, California Population 2024

25,379

Imperial Beach is a city located in San Diego County California. Imperial Beach has a 2024 population of 25,379. Imperial Beach is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -2.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,127 in 2020.

The average household income in Imperial Beach is $91,554 with a poverty rate of 15.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Imperial Beach is 33.7 years, 33.7 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.

Imperial Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Imperial Beach was:

  • White: 54.59%
  • Two or more races: 21.54%
  • Other race: 11.25%
  • Asian: 7.07%
  • Black or African American: 4.64%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
Land Area (mi²)
4.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,902.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.86% (-748)
The current population of Imperial Beach, California is 25,379 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,127.

Imperial Beach, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,27854.59%
Two or more races5,63521.54%
Other race2,94311.25%
Asian1,8487.07%
Black or African American1,2144.64%
Native American1850.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander540.21%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Imperial Beach Population by Race

Imperial Beach Population Pyramid 2024

Imperial Beach Median Age

33.7

Total

33.7

Male

33.7

Female

Imperial Beach Adults

There are 20,311 adults, (2,980 of whom are seniors) in Imperial Beach.

Imperial Beach Age Dependency

50.9

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Imperial Beach Sex Ratio

Female12,85149.13%
Male13,30650.87%

Imperial Beach Population by Age

Imperial Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,1152.753169
Married3,5753.3846.153.9
Non Family3,0201.3925.974.1
Female1,4953.8312.887.2
Male1,0252.9819.680.4
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3.28

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

31.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Imperial Beach Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Imperial Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Imperial Beach Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.41%.

Imperial Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,157

Average Earnings

$46,121

Average Male

$33,909

Average Female

Imperial Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Imperial Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Imperial Beach Language

56.14% of Imperial Beach residents speak only English, while 43.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.86% of the population.

Imperial Beach Language

Imperial Beach Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,7422,19515.97%
White8,4871,04112.27%
Black1,21461450.58%
Other2,89755319.09%
Multiple5,6265109.07%
Asian1,8481045.63%
Native1857641.08%
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15.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.98%

Male Poverty Rate

17.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Imperial Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Imperial Beach is Black, with 50.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Imperial Beach is Asian, with 5.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.65%.

Imperial Beach Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.41%
High School11.32%
Some College8.77%
Bachelors or Greater7.21%
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Imperial Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.84%
Male Unemployed19.14%
Female Employed9.45%
Male Employed2.24%
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Imperial Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Imperial Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Imperial Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Imperial Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Imperial Beach Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Imperial Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Imperial Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,697

Number of Veterans

1,560

Male Veterans

137

Female Veterans

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Imperial Beach Veterans by War

count

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Imperial Beach Veterans by Age

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Imperial Beach Veterans by Race

Imperial Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Imperial Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Imperial Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Imperial Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Imperial Beach Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.53%

Born in Imperial Beach

82.71%

Native Born

17.29%

Foreign Born

9.75%

Non Citizen

7.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.71% of Imperial Beach residents were born in the United States, with 56.53% having been born in California. 9.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Imperial Beach Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,349-206-0.84%
202824,555-206-0.83%
202724,761-206-0.83%
202624,967-206-0.82%
202525,173-206-0.81%
202425,379-206-0.81%
202325,585-206-0.8%
202225,791-206-0.79%
202125,997-130-0.5%
202026,127-1,259-4.6%
201927,386690.25%
201827,31760.02%
201727,311-51-0.19%
201627,3621120.41%
201527,2501650.61%
201427,085820.3%
201327,0031760.66%
201226,8272240.84%
201126,6032210.84%
201026,382-610-2.26%
200026,9924801.81%
199026,5123,82316.85%
198022,6892,44512.08%
197020,2442,47113.9%
196017,773
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Imperial Beach Population by Year