Salton City is a city located in Imperial County California. With a 2020 population of 5,433, it is the 621st largest city in California and the 6259th largest city in the United States. Salton City is currently growing at a rate of 2.63% annually but its population has decreased by -9.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,975 in 2020. Spanning over 21 miles, Salton City has a population density of 253 people per square mile.
The average household income in Salton City is $44,297 with a poverty rate of 27.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $976 per month, and the median house value is $143,500. The median age in Salton City is 40.5 years, 36.7 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Salton Citywas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 48.19%.
42.96% of Salton City residents speak only English, while 57.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.34% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Salton City is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Salton City is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.21%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Salton City
72.00% of Salton City residents were born in the United States, with 54.93% having been born in California. 18.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.