Imperial County Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Imperial County?

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There are 192,503 residents in Imperial County, with a median age of 34. Of this, 51.23% are males and 48.77% are females. US-born citizens make up 66.43% of the resident pool in Imperial County, while non-US-born citizens account for 17.3%. Additionally, 16.26% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 170,636 people in Imperial County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 192,503 -0.6%
Male Population 98,618 -0.9%
Female Population 93,885 -0.3%
Male population 51.23%
Female population 48.77%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34 3.0%
Citizen US Born 127,883 0.4%
Citizen not US Born 33,310 -5.2%
Not Citizen 31,310 0.5%
Citizen US Born 66.43%
Citizen not US Born 17.3%
Not Citizen 16.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,614 14.9%
Moved from Same County 13,393 -11.7%
Moved from Same State 3,152 -26.8%
Moved from Different State 1,265 12.6%
Same House as Last Year 170,636 1.0%
Moved from Abroad 0.85%
Moved from Same County 7.05%
Moved from Same State 1.66%
Moved from Different State 0.67%
Same House as Last Year 89.78%

What are the employment statistics in Imperial County?

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White-collar workers make up 71.64% of the working population in Imperial County, while blue-collar employees account for 28.36%. There are also 5,624 entrepreneurs in Imperial County (8.78% of the workforce); 40,378 workers employed in private companies (63.02%); and 15,234 people working in governmental institutions (23.77%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 45,902 -0.6%
Blue Collar 18,174 -2.9%
White Collar 71.64%
Blue Collar 28.36%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 5,624 -2.5%
Private Companies 40,378 -1.0%
Governmental Workers 15,234 -4.0%
Not for Profit Companies 2,840 14.9%
Self Employees 8.78%
Private Companies 63.02%
Governmental Workers 23.77%
Not for Profit Companies 4.43%

How many households are there in Imperial County?

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There are a total of 50,581 households in Imperial County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 72.98% of these Imperial County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 27.02%. Additionally, 38.28% of households have children and 61.72% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 50,581 2.6%
Average People Per Household 3 -4.0%
Family Households 36,916 -0.1%
Non-family Households 13,665 10.8%
Family Households 72.98%
Non-family Households 27.02%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 19,362 -3.4%
Households without Children 31,219 6.8%
Households with Children 38.28%
Households without Children 61.72%

What are the median and average incomes in Imperial County?

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The average annual household income in Imperial County is $52,494, while the median household income sits at $41,663 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $47,456, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $49,219. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $18,783 and $28,811, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $52,494 1.8%
Median Household Income $41,663 12.6%
People below Poverty Level 40,944 -9.1%
People above Poverty Level 139,015 2.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Imperial County?

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There are 65,691 housing units in Imperial County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1984. Of the 50,581 occupied housing units in Imperial County, 60.58% are owner-occupied, while 39.42% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 56.67% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $213,900. In general, housing costs reach $768 per month in Imperial County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 65,691 1.0%
Median Year Built 1984 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,502 10.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,964 5.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 5,217 -7.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 6,338 2.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 10,017 0.4%
Built between 1980 and 1989 10,133 6.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 13,096 3.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 14,069 -4.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,355 9.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 50,581 2.6%
Owner Occupied 30,641 3.4%
Renter Occupied 19,940 1.4%
Owner Occupied 60.58%
Renter Occupied 39.42%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 17,363 -2.8%
Without Mortgage 13,278 13.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $213,900 13.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $152,000 10.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $768 2.4%
With Mortgage 56.67%
Without Mortgage 43.33%

What is the level of education in Imperial County?

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Approximately 40.63% of the population in Imperial County holds a high school degree (that's 55,378 residents), while 24.64% have attained a college certificate (33,580 locals) and 9.72% have a bachelor's degree (13,253 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 20,697 -0.7%
Some High School 55,378 0.4%
Some College 33,580 -2.1%
Associate Degree 8,324 -1.4%
Bachelor's Degree 13,253 3.1%
Graduate Degree 5,073 -5.3%
No High School 15.18%
Some High School 40.63%
Some College 24.64%
Associate Degree 6.11%
Bachelor's Degree 9.72%
Graduate Degree 3.72%

What is the marital status of Imperial County residents?

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A total of 59,045 people in Imperial County have never been married (which represents 39.04% of the total population), while 67,623 of them are wedded (44.71%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 4,105 (2.71%) and 11,951 (7.9%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 59,045 1.3%
Married 67,623 -0.4%
Separated 4,105 -13.9%
Widowed 8,522 -3.5%
Divorced 11,951 -3.0%
Never Married 39.04%
Married 44.71%
Separated 2.71%
Widowed 5.63%
Divorced 7.9%

What are the most common means of transportation in Imperial County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Imperial County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 55,887 residents commute by car, 1,727 prefer going to work by walking and 439 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 55,887 -3.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 439 -21.9%
Bicycle 236 26.9%
Motorcycle 80 -25.2%
TaxiCab 188 -3.1%
Walk 1,727 9.7%

What is the median and average household income in Imperial County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
92227 27,165 7,325 $47,367.00 $66,383.00
92231 39,884 9,362 $42,739.00 $61,916.00
92233 7,520 1,023 $40,587.00 $41,960.00
92243 50,112 13,146 $47,614.00 $66,059.00
92249 8,459 1,935 $58,148.00 $61,396.00
92250 8,255 2,180 $49,637.00 $66,361.00
92251 24,321 5,271 $82,394.00 $89,382.00
92257 1,217 610 $0.00 $19,266.00
92004 2,284 1,101 $61,809.00 $93,289.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 92004 92222 92227 92231 92233 92243 92249 92250 92251 92257 92259 92266 92273 92274 92275 92281 92283

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