Calipatria, California

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Calipatria, California

Introduction to Calipatria, California

Calipatria, California, in Imperial county, is 58 miles NW of Yuma, Arizona and 99 miles E of San Diego, California. The city's population is approximately 7,289.

Calipatria History

Calipatria's name was derived from the words 'California' and the Spanish word 'patria,' meaning 'fatherland.' Calipatria was incorporated as a city on February 28, 1918.

Calipatria and nearby Attractions

  • Alford Auto Museum
  • Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
  • Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge
  • Anza - Borrego Desert State Park
  • Lake Cahuilla County Park
  • Agua Caliente County Park

Things To Do In Calipatria

Local parks include Calipatria Park, Lake Cahuilla County Park, the Agua Caliente County Park and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The Alford Auto Museum, the General Patton Memorial Museum and the Coachella Valley Museum may interest those hoping to learn more about the history of the area.

Calipatria Transportation

Flights are available from Yuma International Airport.

Calipatria Higher Education

The University of California-Riverside, Imperial Valley College and Riverside Community College are all nearby.

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High Points

Calipatria strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Calipatria Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Calipatria Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Calipatria Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Calipatria Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Calipatria Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 9% Calipatria Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 17% Calipatria Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Calipatria, California

Comparing Calipatria to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Age of the Population 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 2
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 7 9
Public Transportation Use 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Rents 7 10
People Living Alone 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Calipatria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NW of Yuma, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles E of San Diego, California
County Imperial
Standard Zip Codes 92233
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.125
Longitude -115.513

Calipatria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BRAWLEY 2 SW
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 70 F
Apr Temp 52 to 86 F
Jul Temp 74 to 107 F
Oct Temp 58 to 91 F
Annual Precip 3.1 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 69 F
Apr Temp 54 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 105 F
Oct Temp 60 to 89 F
Annual Precip 3 inches
Distance 40.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 66 F
Apr Temp 52 to 82 F
Jul Temp 73 to 104 F
Oct Temp 55 to 87 F
Annual Precip 4.5 inches
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Calipatria Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,289 100%
Male 5,716 78.4%
Female 1,573 21.6%
Under 18 1,189 16.3%
18+ 6,100 83.7%
65+ 274 3.8%
Median Age 32.6
Average Family Size 3.9
White 2,361 32.4%
African-American 1,554 21.3%
Asian 46 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 53 0.7%
Other 3,109 42.7%
Mixed Race 164 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4,180 57.3%

Estimated Calipatria Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,725
Growth 436
Growth % 6%

Calipatria Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 86.3%
German 3.1%
US/American 2.8%
Irish 2.7%
English 1.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
African 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Cape Verdean 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Calipatria 7,289 $31,302
Brawley 22,052 $35,514
El Centro 37,835 $36,910
Holtville 5,612 $39,347
Imperial 7,560 $53,053
Westmorland 2,131 $26,667
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Calipatria High Schools (2004)

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601 W. MAIN ST.
A Title I School.
Serves 346 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

601 W. MAIN ST.
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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