Imperial, California Population 2022

19,467
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Imperial is a city located in Imperial County California. Imperial has a 2020 population of 19,467. Imperial is currently growing at a rate of 2.36% annually and its population has increased by 31.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,836 in 2010.

The average household income in Imperial is $88,685 with a poverty rate of 6.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,155 per month, and the median house value is $248,200. The median age in Imperial is 27.3 years, 27 years for males, and 27.7 years for females.

Imperial Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Imperialwas:

  • White: 72.13%
  • Two or more races: 12.40%
  • Other race: 10.93%
  • Asian: 3.26%
  • Black or African American: 1.16%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Imperial, California is 19,467 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,467.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,836.

Imperial, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,43872.13%
Black or African American2171.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.12%
Asian6073.26%
Some Other Race2,03610.93%
Two or More Races2,31012.40%
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Imperial Population by Race

Imperial Population Pyramid 2022

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Imperial Median Age

26.9


Total

26.9


Male

27.1


Female

Imperial Adults

There are 11,671 adults, (1,734 of whom are seniors) in Imperial.

Imperial Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

70

Child Dependency Ratio

Imperial Sex Ratio

Female

9,820

52.71%

Male

8,811

47.29%

Imperial Population by Age

Imperial Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Imperial Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All71.9%28.1%
Non Family68.9%31.1%
Male63.7%36.3%
Female43%57%

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Imperial Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6384.0171.9
Married2,5224.7183.1
Male2953.5563.7
Female7975.7743
Non Family1,0241.0668.9

4.8

Average Family Size

4.01

Average Household Size

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Imperial Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7037.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,28913.17%
High School Graduate2,47525.28%
Some College2,80328.63%
Associates Degree4094.18%
Bachelors Degree1,39614.26%
Graduate Degree7167.31%
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Imperial Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Imperial Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian388388143
Other Race869787278
White1,5171,356427
Hispanic7,5895,7601,542
2+ Races915563178
Native American2323
Black217215

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.86%.

Imperial Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,731$52,903$37,597
Less Than 9th Grade$16,515$39,250$12,996
High School Graduate$39,712$44,482$36,337
Some College$41,364$49,872$38,207
Bachelors Degree$75,742$97,810$54,767
Graduate Degree$88,438$93,013$62,419

$45,731

Average Earnings

$52,903

Average Male

$37,597

Average Female

Imperial Earnings by Educational Attainment

Imperial Language by Age

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Imperial Language

32.26% of Imperial residents speak only English, while 67.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 65.29% of the population.

Imperial Language

Imperial Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,4021636.79%
Asian607264.28%
Other103NaN%
Hispanic15,2501,0006.56%
Multiple2,310873.77%

6.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.11%

Male Poverty Rate

7.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Imperial

The race most likely to be in poverty in Imperial is White, with 6.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Imperial is Multiple, with 3.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.71%.

Imperial Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.14%
High School6.54%
Some College4.27%
Bachelors or Greater3.03%

Imperial Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.86%
Male Unemployed6.95%
Female Employed1.63%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Imperial Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Imperial Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$82,133$85,715
Families$91,689$92,998
Married Families$96,465-
Non Families$47,500$56,182
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Income by Household Type

Imperial Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Imperial Married by Age and Sex

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Imperial Marriage

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

Imperial Marital Status by Race

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Imperial Marital Status

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504

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War58
First Gulf War174
Vietnam154
Korea
World War II

Imperial Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3434
35 to 54196
55 to 6465
65 to 74137
75+72

Imperial Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3694.22%
Black3114.29%
Native American1878.26%
Asian287.04%
Other Race403.16%
2+ Races181.79%
Hispanic2512.78%

Imperial Veterans by Race

Imperial Veterans by Education

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3.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Imperial Veterans by Education

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58.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Imperial Employment by Age

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Imperial Employment by Race

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Imperial 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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65.20%

Born in Imperial

78.64%

Native Born

21.36%

Foreign Born

8.83%

Non Citizen

12.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.64% of Imperial residents were born in the United States, with 65.20% having been born in California. 8.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Imperial Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19101,2570.00%
19201,8856284.14%
19301,943580.30%
19401,493-450-2.60%
19501,7592661.65%
19602,6588994.21%
19703,0944361.53%
19803,4513571.10%
19904,1136621.77%
20007,5603,4476.28%
201014,8367,2766.97%
201115,1903542.39%
201215,5563662.41%
201316,1115553.57%
201416,6805693.53%
201516,9432631.58%
201617,0891460.86%
201717,4323432.01%
201817,6712391.37%
201918,1204492.54%
202018,5694492.48%
202119,0184492.42%
202219,4674492.36%

Imperial Population by Year