Introduction to Calipatria, California

Calipatria, California, in Imperial county, is 58 miles NW of Yuma, Arizona and 99 miles E of San Diego, California

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.


Total Population 7,557
Male Share of the Population 78.3%
Female Share of the Population 21.7%
Senior Citizens 4.7%
Employed Population 16+ 876
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 23.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 2.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $30,648
% Above Poverty Level 67.4%
% Below Poverty Level 32.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 9.4%
Median Gross Rent $733
Median House Value $93,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.8%
US/American 0%
English 1.2%
Irish 1.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brawley 25,656 $42,795
El Centro 43,570 $45,743
Holtville 6,172 $28,850
Imperial 16,215 $80,350
Westmorland 1,750 $33,179

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Calipatria High Schools

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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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