Imperial Beach, California Population 2022

27,674
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Imperial Beach is a city located in San Diego County California. Imperial Beach has a 2020 population of 27,674. Imperial Beach is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 4.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,388 in 2010.

The average household income in Imperial Beach is $67,808 with a poverty rate of 16.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,487 per month, and the median house value is $593,400. The median age in Imperial Beach is 32.5 years, 32.6 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.

Imperial Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 67.04%
  • Two or more races: 12.30%
  • Asian: 7.12%
  • Other race: 6.32%
  • Black or African American: 6.09%
  • Native American: 1.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Imperial Beach, California is 27,674 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,674.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,388.

Imperial Beach, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,32567.04%
Black or African American1,6646.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native3011.10%
Asian1,9467.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.03%
Some Other Race1,7286.32%
Two or More Races3,36312.30%
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Imperial Beach Population by Race

Imperial Beach Population Pyramid 2022

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Imperial Beach Median Age

32.6


Total

32


Male

33.5


Female

Imperial Beach Adults

There are 20,859 adults, (2,764 of whom are seniors) in Imperial Beach.

Imperial Beach Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Imperial Beach Sex Ratio

Female

13,194

48.27%

Male

14,140

51.73%

Imperial Beach Population by Age

Imperial Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Imperial Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married46.4%53.6%
All32.3%67.7%
Non Family28.7%71.3%
Male21.4%78.6%
Female16.3%83.7%

32.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Imperial Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,3612.8132.3
Married3,5143.3946.4
Male1,2033.1621.4
Female1,6164.0116.3
Non Family3,0281.3628.7

3.34

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Imperial Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0956.25%
9th to 12th Grade1,3237.55%
High School Graduate4,98628.44%
Some College4,37824.97%
Associates Degree1,5438.80%
Bachelors Degree2,76315.76%
Graduate Degree1,4428.23%
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Imperial Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Imperial Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,8206,6722,539
2+ Races1,5331,320421
Asian1,3131,099304
Other Race1,097870167
Hispanic7,9215,9981,137
Black96293589
Islander77
Native American196134

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 white people with a rate of 37.23%.

Imperial Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,188$38,379$31,480
Less Than 9th Grade$24,913$26,321$17,470
High School Graduate$31,640$34,505$26,709
Some College$34,057$40,663$29,879
Bachelors Degree$47,292$65,664$41,563
Graduate Degree$61,888$$62,154

$35,188

Average Earnings

$38,379

Average Male

$31,480

Average Female

Imperial Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Imperial Beach Language by Age

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Imperial Beach Language

56.92% of Imperial Beach residents speak only English, while 43.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.41% of the population.

Imperial Beach Language

Imperial Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native30115651.83%
Black1,66474044.47%
Hispanic13,8342,51618.19%
Multiple3,35647814.24%
White8,8351,05911.99%
Asian1,9461356.94%
Other179NaN%

16.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.28%

Male Poverty Rate

18.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Imperial Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Imperial Beach is Native, with 51.83% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.95%.

Imperial Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.46%
High School11.27%
Some College13.36%
Bachelors or Greater7.75%

Imperial Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.66%
Male Unemployed34.95%
Female Employed9.25%
Female Unemployed36.10%

Imperial Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Imperial Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,795$76,679
Families$64,818$81,529
Married Families$80,660-
Non Families$40,133$53,993
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Income by Household Type

Imperial Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Imperial Beach Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Imperial Beach Marital Status by Race

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Imperial Beach Marital Status

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2,031

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War954
First Gulf War770
Vietnam466
Korea81
World War II3

Imperial Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34295
35 to 54921
55 to 64337
65 to 74281
75+197

Imperial Beach Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3829.78%
Black18715.38%
Native American2511.01%
Asian18811.44%
Islander7100.00%
Other Race423.48%
2+ Races20011.06%
Hispanic5555.92%

Imperial Beach Veterans by Race

Imperial Beach Veterans by Education

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11.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Imperial Beach Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Imperial Beach Employment by Age

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Imperial Beach Employment by Race

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Imperial Beach Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.34%

Born in Imperial Beach

81.72%

Native Born

18.28%

Foreign Born

9.47%

Non Citizen

8.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.72% of Imperial Beach residents were born in the United States, with 54.34% having been born in California. 9.47% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
196017,7730.00%
197020,2442,4711.31%
198022,6892,4451.15%
199026,5123,8231.57%
200026,9924800.18%
201026,388-604-0.23%
201126,6172290.87%
201226,8212040.77%
201327,0312100.78%
201427,055240.09%
201527,2592040.75%
201627,329700.26%
201727,278-51-0.19%
201827,362840.31%
201927,440780.29%
202027,518780.28%
202127,596780.28%
202227,674780.28%

Imperial Beach Population by Year