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Imperial County, CA&

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0.34% growth
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3.61% growth
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0.11% growth
Median Property Value
4.88% growth


The economy of Imperial County, CA employs 58,456 people. The economy of Imperial County, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 6.88; 4.25; and 2.13 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Imperial County, CA are Retail trade (8,492), Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,328), and Educational Services (6,345), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,748), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($59,234), and Finance & Insurance ($40,756).

Median household income in Imperial County, CA is $42,560. Males in Imperial County, CA have an average income that is 1.06 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,903. The income inequality of Imperial County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.509 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Imperial County, CA. In Imperial County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 22 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,761. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Imperial County, CA is home to a population of 178,807 people, from which 83.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Imperial County, CA is composed of 147,880 Hispanic residents (82.7%), 21,334 White residents (11.9%), 4,195 Black residents (2.35%), 2,227 Asian residents (1.25%), and 1,781 Two+ residents (1%). The most common foreign languages in Imperial County, CA are Spanish (119,375 speakers), Chinese (619 speakers), and Tagalog (487 speakers), but compared to other places, Imperial County, CA has a relative high number of Spanish (119,375 speakers), Other Native North American (149 speakers), and Tagalog (487 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Imperial County, CA awarded 1,901 degrees. The student population of Imperial County, CA is skewed towards females, with 803 male students and 1,098 female students. Most students in Imperial County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,743 and 91.7%), followed by Unknown (88 and 4.63%), White (43 and 2.26%), and Asian (14 and 0.74%). The largest universities in Imperial County, CA by number of graduates are Imperial Valley College (1,615 and 85%), CET-El Centro (286 and 15%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Imperial County, CA are Criminal Justice - Police Science (184 and 9.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (158 and 8.31%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (143 and 7.52%). The median tuition costs in Imperial County, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Imperial County, CA is $159,000, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $151,600 to $159,000, a 4.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Imperial County, CA is 55.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Imperial County, CA have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Imperial County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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