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Overview

Introduction to Imperial, California

Imperial, California, in Imperial county, is 55 miles W of Yuma, Arizona and 92 miles E of San Diego, California

Imperial History

Imperial's town-site was plotted in 1902. It was incorporated as a city on July 12, 1904. Multiple earthquakes rattled the area between 1916 and 1940.

Imperial and Nearby Attractions

  • Alford Auto Museum.
  • Pioneers Museum and Cultural Center.
  • Agua Caliente County Park.
  • Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
  • Evans Park.

Things To Do In Imperial

Imperial offers easy access to numerous parks like the Irving Park, Evans Park, Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Emerson Park and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The local museums which include Alford Auto Museum, and Pioneers Museum and Cultural Center provide absorbing insights into the history of this area. The tourists can visit historical sites like Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and Yuma Crossing State Historic Park.

Imperial Transportation

Palm Springs International Airport is nearby.

Imperial Higher Education

Imperial Valley College, the University of California-Riverside and the Arizona Western College are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,583
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+6,692
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,725
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,151

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,644
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,233
Median House Value$194,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)82.1%
Irish3.2%
German2.8%
Norwegian1.5%
Italian1.1%
English1.1%
African1%
West Indian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Polish0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Imperial Almanac

CategoryValue
County Imperial County
Standard Zip Codes92251
Phone Area Codes760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude32.86
Approximate Longitude-115.65

Imperial Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationIMPERIAL
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp41 to 69 F
Apr Temp54 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 105 F
Oct Temp60 to 89 F
Annual Precip3 inches
StationCAMPO
Distance54.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 62 F
Apr Temp37 to 72 F
Jul Temp51 to 94 F
Oct Temp42 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.5 inches
StationYUMA CITRUS STATION
Distance56.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp52 to 86 F
Jul Temp76 to 106 F
Oct Temp58 to 90 F
Annual Precip3.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brawley25,776$43,187
Calexico39,750$41,739
Calipatria7,511$34,000
El Centro43,699$47,290
Holtville6,230$32,841
Westmorland2,014$34,688

Imperial Public Libraries

Imperial Public Library
200 W. NINTH ST.
Imperial, California
(760) 355-1332

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Imperial Public Schools

Ben Hulse Elementary
303 S. D St.
ZIP: 92251
Primary
Total Enrollment 989
Frank M. Wright Middle
885 N. Imperial Ave.
ZIP: 92251
Middle
Total Enrollment 918
Imperial Ave. Holbrook High
322 N. Imperial Ave.
ZIP: 92251
High
Total Enrollment 57
Imperial High
517 W. Barioni Blvd.
ZIP: 92251
High
Total Enrollment 1130
T. L. Waggoner Elementary
627 Joshua Tree St.
ZIP: 92251
Primary
Total Enrollment 803

Imperial Private Schools

Faith Academy
320 S J St
ZIP: 92251
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Valley Christian School
2353 La Brucherie Rd
ZIP: 92251
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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