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Overview

Introduction to Imperial Beach, California

Imperial Beach, California, in San Diego county, is 4 miles S of Chula Vista, California (center to center) and 9 miles S of San Diego, California. Part of the surrounding San Diego metro area, this is not an isolated city.

Imperial Beach History

The history of Imperial Beach began in June, 1887 when R. R. Morrison, a real estate developer, filed a subdivision map with the clerk of San Diego County. The map referred to the area as South San Diego Beach. It covered land from 5th Street to 13th Street north of Palm Avenue and between Palm Avenue and today's Imperial Beach Blvd. Mr. George Chaffey purchased several plots of land for subdivision with the intention to create a summer retreat for the people of Imperial Valley. This region was named "Imperial Beach" as a part of marketing strategy.

Imperial Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center.
  • Imperial Beach Sports Park.
  • San Diego Zoo.
  • Balboa Park.
  • USS Midway Museum.
  • Maritime Museum.

Things To Do In Imperial Beach

There is no end to things to do in Imperial Beach, California. The lovely beaches make for an ideal location to hang out at any time of the day. They are also ideal for enjoying all kinds of water sports like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, rafting and many more. There are also many amusement parks situated in and around the city for recreation purposes.

Imperial Beach Transportation

The local airport that serves the city is San Diego INTL-Lindbergh FLD.

Imperial Beach Higher Education

Southwestern College serves the city's educational requirements.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,180
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+11,613
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married38.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,806
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,002
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,745

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,205
% Above Poverty Level80.5%
% Below Poverty Level19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,255
Median House Value$380,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77.9%
German5.2%
Irish4.5%
English3.2%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque1.3%
Scottish1%
Polish0.6%
Russian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Arab0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Australian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Haitian0.1%
British0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Imperial Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes91932
P.O. Box Zip Codes91933
Phone Area Codes619
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude32.57
Approximate Longitude-117.11

Imperial Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHULA VISTA
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp46 to 69 F
Apr Temp53 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 76 F
Oct Temp58 to 76 F
Annual Precip9.9 inches
StationSAN DIEGO N ISLAND NAS
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp49 to 65 F
Apr Temp56 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 73 F
Oct Temp61 to 72 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches
StationLA MESA
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp46 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chula Vista260,598$75,590
Coronado24,852$117,391
La Mesa59,125$71,077
Lemon Grove26,421$64,514
National City60,349$43,964
San Diego1,374,812$80,241

Imperial Beach Public Schools

Sweetwater Community Day
505 1/2 Elm Ave.
ZIP: 91932
Middle
Total Enrollment 24
Central Elementary
1290 Ebony Ave.
ZIP: 91932
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
West View Early Learning Center
525 Third St.
ZIP: 91932
Primary
Bayside Elementary
490 Emory St.
ZIP: 91932
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Oneonta Elementary
1311 Tenth St.
ZIP: 91932
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Vip Village Preschool
1001 Fern Ave.
ZIP: 91932
Mar Vista Senior High
505 Elm Ave.
ZIP: 91932
High
Total Enrollment 1685
Imperial Beach Charter
650 Imperial Beach Blvd.
ZIP: 91932
Primary
Total Enrollment 921

Imperial Beach Private Schools

St James Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten
866 Imperial Beach Blvd
ZIP: 91932
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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