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 2022Jul67,70058,1009,60014.2
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2022JulTotal Wage and Salary63,000
2022JulTotal Nonfarm54,100
2022JulService Providing49,800
2022JulTotal Private36,300
2022JulPrivate Service Providing32,000
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Nurse Practitioners2018 - 202830502066.7
Slaughterers and Meat Packers2018 - 2028601004066.7
Helpers, Production Workers2018 - 20281101706054.5
Personal Care Aides2018 - 20284,0106,0502,04050.9
Other Personal Care and Service Workers2018 - 20284,6506,7602,11045.4
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Projections of Employment by Industry
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Family Medicine Physicians20221st Qtr$133.18$0.00$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20221st Qtr$98.83$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20221st Qtr$80.17$47.24$61.94$0.00
Police and Detective Supervisors20221st Qtr$77.36$66.12$0.00$0.00
Nurse Practitioners20221st Qtr$73.25$63.40$0.00$0.00
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Data for Imperial County is not available. Data for El Centro MSA has been displayed for High Wage Occupations
 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2021Annual130$14,158,894
Single Family 2021Annual425$65,835,093
Total all types construction permits 2021Annual555$79,993,987
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2021Time Period2020
United States Annual271.0Annual258.84.7
California Annual297.4Annual285.34.2
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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
2021AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$803,665
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2020Annual$414,634
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2020Annual$22,792,840
Cigarette Tax 2020Annual$1,961,686
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2020Annual$19,090
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2020Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2021AnnualRetail $3,215,254,879
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Imperial County 2020AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance178,537
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2020Annual$44,500178,537
Total Personal Income - BEA2020Annual$8,021,811178,537
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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
2015CensusImperial County , CAImperial County , CA52,807
2015CensusYuma County , AZImperial County , CA1,822
2015CensusImperial County , CARiverside County , CA1,576
2015CensusImperial County , CASan Diego County , CA904
2015CensusSan Diego County , CAImperial County , CA892
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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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