Imperial County, California Population 2022

Imperial County, California's estimated population is 180,291 with a growth rate of -0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Imperial County, California is the 31st largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 174,716 and has seen a growth of 3.19% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
191013,5910.00%
192043,45329,862219.72%
193060,90317,45040.16%
194059,740-1,163-1.91%
195062,9753,2355.42%
196072,1059,13014.50%
197074,4922,3873.31%
198092,11017,61823.65%
1990109,30317,19318.67%
2010174,71665,41359.85%
2011175,7861,0700.61%
2012176,5757890.45%
2013176,438-137-0.08%
2014177,9741,5360.87%
2015178,9379630.54%
2016180,1791,2420.69%
2017181,6491,4700.82%
2018181,523-126-0.07%
2019181,215-308-0.17%
2020180,907-308-0.17%
2021180,599-308-0.17%
2022180,291-308-0.17%
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Imperial County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White102,30556.65%
Black or African American4,7162.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,1111.17%
Asian2,5991.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2410.13%
Some Other Race49,17527.23%
Two or More Races19,43310.76%
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Imperial County, California Population by Race

Imperial County, California Population Pyramid 2022

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Imperial County, California Median Age

32.5


Total

31.6


Male

33.6


Female

Imperial County, California Adults

There are 128,808 adults, (23,306 of whom are seniors) in Imperial County, California.

Imperial County, California Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Imperial County, California Sex Ratio

Female

87,971

48.72%

Male

92,609

51.28%

Imperial County, California Population by Age

Imperial County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Imperial County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.7%31.3%
All58.1%41.9%
Non Family52.5%47.5%
Male52.2%47.8%
Female40.7%59.3%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Imperial County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,7683.7358.1
Married22,2384.5168.7
Male3,2464.3252.2
Female8,6914.8440.7
Non Family11,5931.2252.5

4.46

Average Family Size

3.73

Average Household Size

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Imperial County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16,61715.04%
9th to 12th Grade16,31814.77%
High School Graduate28,18925.52%
Some College25,19522.81%
Associates Degree7,1586.48%
Bachelors Degree12,18611.03%
Graduate Degree4,8074.35%
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Imperial County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Imperial County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,9111,662718
Islander15015042
White14,31013,4063,651
Native American1,332947201
2+ Races10,3117,2261,541
Hispanic89,30658,62712,296
Other Race31,24218,4053,396
Black3,6342,827245

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 37.57%.

Imperial County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,030$35,203$23,550
Less Than 9th Grade$18,909$23,868$12,848
High School Graduate$25,821$31,616$20,414
Some College$32,427$37,571$30,014
Bachelors Degree$44,728$59,494$36,048
Graduate Degree$65,327$66,433$61,134

$29,030

Average Earnings

$35,203

Average Male

$23,550

Average Female

Imperial County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Imperial County, California Language by Age

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Imperial County, California Language

24.93% of Imperial County, California residents speak only English, while 75.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 73.58% of the population.

Imperial County, California Language

Imperial County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,92970536.55%
Black2,65275928.62%
Islander2095224.88%
Hispanic146,16934,97923.93%
Multiple18,6243,59619.31%
White17,5702,15512.27%
Asian2,3631817.66%
Other10,667NaN%

22.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.82%

Male Poverty Rate

25.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Imperial County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Imperial County, California is Native, with 36.55% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.24%.

Imperial County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.58%
High School19.08%
Some College14.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.65%

Imperial County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.74%
Male Unemployed31.08%
Female Employed11.92%
Female Unemployed39.79%

Imperial County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Imperial County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,222$63,824
Families$53,558$71,038
Married Families$68,613$85,077
Non Families$23,184$37,597
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Income by Household Type

Imperial County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Imperial County, California Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Imperial County, California Marital Status by Race

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Imperial County, California Marital Status

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5,749

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,353
First Gulf War1,414
Vietnam1,711
Korea484
World War II117

Imperial County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34702
35 to 541,665
55 to 64796
65 to 741,351
75+1,235

Imperial County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8295.39%
Black47011.28%
Native American1258.37%
Asian723.53%
Other Race6901.87%
2+ Races5634.48%
Hispanic3,2373.07%

Imperial County, California Veterans by Race

Imperial County, California Veterans by Education

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9.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Imperial County, California Veterans by Education

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51.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.2%

Employment Rate

13.7%

Unemployment Rate

Imperial County, California Employment by Age

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Imperial County, California Employment by Race

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Imperial County, California 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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59.68%

Born in Imperial County, California

69.89%

Native Born

30.11%

Foreign Born

14.97%

Non Citizen

15.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.89% of Imperial County, California residents were born in the United States, with 59.68% having been born in California. 14.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Imperial County, California Place of Birth

  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

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