Introduction to Holtville, California

Holtville, California, in Imperial county, is 44 miles W of Yuma, Arizona and 103 miles E of San Diego, California

Holtville History

The city of Holtville was founded in 1903 as Holton, named after its founder, W. F. Holt. The city was officially incorporated on June 20, 1908. Holt, a banker, moved to Imperial Valley on health grounds. He was the first to visualize a beautiful city on the east bank of Alamo River.

Holtville and Nearby Attractions

  • Alford Auto Museum.
  • Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Pioneers Museum and Cultural Center.
  • Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.

Things To Do In Holtville

The city celebrates various local festivals like Carrot Festival every year. In the mid-20th century, Holtville became famous for this 12-day festival, featuring a parade, a carnival and other activities. Local museums include the Alford Auto Museum and the Pioneers Museum and Cultural Center. The nearby Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, which covers an area of more than 15,000 acres, is located on the Colorado River and offers opportunities for canoeing, fishing and hiking.

Holtville Transportation

Yuma International is the nearest major airport.

Holtville Higher Education

Imperial Valley College, Arizona Western College and the University of California-Riverside provide higher education to local students.


Total Population 6,172
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 1,928
Age of the Population 27


% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $28,850
% Above Poverty Level 62.7%
% Below Poverty Level 37.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 19.8%
Median Gross Rent $763
Median House Value $126,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 83.1%
US/American 0%
English 1%
Irish 1.4%

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

Holtville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles W of Yuma, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles E of San Diego, California
County Imperial
Standard Zip Codes 92250
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.811
Longitude -115.379

Holtville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.2 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 45.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 52 to 86 F
Jul Temp 76 to 106 F
Oct Temp 58 to 90 F
Annual Precip 3.8 inches
Distance 45.8 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 69 F
Apr Temp 59 to 86 F
Jul Temp 81 to 107 F
Oct Temp 64 to 90 F
Annual Precip 3.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Holtville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bonds Corner (92250)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brawley 25,656 $42,795
Calexico 39,601 $39,953
Calipatria 7,557 $30,648
El Centro 43,570 $45,743
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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Holtville High Schools

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 588 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

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Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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