Imperial County Profile


 
About this area:
Imperial County is located in the southeast corner of California. Surrounding counties include San Diego on the west and Riverside to the north. The Colorado River forms the eastern boundary of Imperial and the Arizona-California border. Imperial’s southern border is shared with Mexico. The major east-west thoroughfare is Inter-state 8, which begins in San Diego and travels east to Arizona; state routes 78 and 111 also figure importantly in the county’s transportation system.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
Imperial County 2024May72,40061,30011,10015.4
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2024MayTotal, All Industries69,800
2024MayTotal Nonfarm59,600
2024MayService-Providing55,200
2024MayTotal Private39,100
2024MayPrivate Service Providing34,700
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers2020 - 2030307040133.3
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers2020 - 203011021010090.9
Cooks, Restaurant2020 - 203024045021087.5
Nurse Practitioners2020 - 2030701306085.7
Bartenders2020 - 2030601105083.3
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High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Family Medicine Physicians20241st Qtr$122.81$0.00$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20241st Qtr$111.96$0.00$0.00$0.00
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates20241st Qtr$107.37$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20241st Qtr$100.30$54.09$0.00$0.00
Nurse Practitioners20241st Qtr$76.08$64.87$79.49$0.00
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2022Annual172$22,303,000
Single Family 2022Annual240$34,448,809
Total all types construction permits 2022Annual412$56,751,809
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2022Time Period2021
United States Annual292.7Annual271.08.0
California Annual319.2Annual297.47.3
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Data for Imperial County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2022AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$826,275
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2021Annual$431,363
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2021Annual$45,297,548
Cigarette Tax 2021Annual$1,831,959
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2021Annual$19,150
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2021Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2022AnnualRetail $3,591,641,725
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Imperial County 2021AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance179,340
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2021Annual$47,653179,340
Total Personal Income - BEA2021Annual$8,570,390179,340
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2020CensusImperial County , CAImperial County , CA52,547
2020CensusImperial County , CARiverside County , CA2,320
2020CensusYuma County , AZImperial County , CA1,711
2020CensusImperial County , CASan Diego County , CA1,413
2020CensusSan Diego County , CAImperial County , CA698
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
Robert Morales Adult Education CenterSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Calexico,CA
E R A School of Real EstateApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsEl Centro,CA
Center for Employment Training (CET)Apprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsEl Centro,CA
H & R Block Income Tax School - BrawleyApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsBrawley,CA
San Diego State University Imperial ValleyUniversity or College (four-year school)Calexico,CA
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