Imperial County, California Population 2020

Imperial County, California's estimated population is 181,574 with a growth rate of 0.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Imperial County, California is the 30th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018181,8272530.14%
2017181,5741,3060.72%
2016180,2681,0890.61%
2015179,1799460.53%
2014178,2331,6280.92%
2013176,605-73-0.04%
2012176,6788650.49%
2011175,8131,0830.62%
2010174,73065,42759.86%
1990109,30317,19318.67%
198092,11017,61823.65%
197074,4922,3873.31%
196072,1059,13014.50%
195062,9753,2355.42%
194059,740-1,163-1.91%
193060,90317,45040.16%
192043,45329,862219.72%
191013,5910.00%

Imperial County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White115,81764.27%
Some Other Race47,36226.28%
Two or More Races7,5424.18%
Black or African American4,5912.55%
Asian2,6841.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,8011.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4190.23%

Imperial County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Imperial County, California Median Age

32.4


Total

31.4


Male

33.6


Female

Imperial County, California Adults

There are 128,540 adults, (22,446 of whom are seniors) in Imperial County, California.

Imperial County, California Age Dependency

69.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Imperial County, California Sex Ratio

Female

87,966

48.81%

Male

92,250

51.19%

Imperial County, California Households and Families

Imperial County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Imperial County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.8%32.2%
All58.4%41.6%
Non Family55.4%44.6%
Male53.9%46.1%
Female39.2%60.8%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,0573.8758.4
Married22,1354.5567.8
Non Family10,1771.2755.4
Female8,6504.939.2
Male3,0954.6953.9

4.53

Average Family Size

3.87

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Imperial County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,44016.87%
9th to 12th Grade15,48814.17%
High School Graduate26,75824.47%
Some College25,98023.76%
Associates Degree6,8706.28%
Bachelors Degree10,7949.87%
Graduate Degree5,0084.58%

Imperial County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic87,42856,00510,746
Other Race28,57916,8482,352
White15,26513,9473,709
Multiple Races3,5272,698612
Black3,3332,507366
Asian1,9131,623869
Native American1,188944150
Islander28328325

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 45.43%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,667$35,200$22,917
Less Than High School$17,093$24,009$12,793
High School Grad$25,489$32,181$19,522
Some College$30,641$36,880$26,130
Bachelors Degree$42,418$51,554$34,909
Graduate Degree$70,417$74,688$66,223

$28,667

Average Earnings

$35,200

Average Male

$22,917

Average Female

Imperial County, California Language

Imperial County, California Language by Age

Imperial County, California Language

24.04% of Imperial County, California residents speak only English, while 75.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 74.36% of the population.

Imperial County, California Poverty

Imperial County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic144,27637,13525.74%
Other41,51211,31827.26%
White18,9282,63213.91%
Multiple7,1491,51221.15%
Black2,71093834.61%
Native1,64841225.00%
Asian2,49729011.61%
Islander39611328.54%

24.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.04%

Male Poverty Rate

26.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Imperial County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Imperial County, California is Black, with 34.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Imperial County, California is Asian, with 11.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.65%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.69%
High School20.89%
Some College15.99%
Bachelors or Greater6.08%

Imperial County, California Income

Imperial County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,834$63,186
Families$52,809$69,455
Married Families$64,862$81,666
Non Families$20,969$37,106

Imperial County, California Marital Status

Imperial County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Imperial County, California Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Imperial County, California Marital Status by Race

Imperial County, California Veterans

5,453

Number of Veterans

5,096

Male Veterans

357

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,873
Second Gulf War1,084
First Gulf War894
Korea448
World War II321
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,2355.21%
Hispanic2,9522.83%
Other7022.02%
Black2215.53%
2 or More1643.89%
Indian1107.83%
Asian211.00%

$Imperial County, California Veterans by Education

9.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Imperial County, California Employment Status

53.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

15.3%

Unemployment Rate

Imperial County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.53%

Born in California

68.90%

Native Born

31.10%

Foreign Born

15.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

68.90% of Imperial County, California residents were born in the United States, with 58.53% having been born in California. 15.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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