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 2020Dec67,10055,30011,90017.7
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2020DecTotal Wage and Salary60,500
2020DecTotal Nonfarm49,600
2020DecService Providing45,900
2020DecTotal Private32,100
2020DecPrivate Service Providing28,400
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*2016 - 2026601004066.7
Animal Care and Service Workers2016 - 202630502066.7
Agricultural Inspectors2016 - 202630502066.7
Telecommunications Equipment Workers, Except Line2016 - 202630502066.7
Driver/Sales Workers2016 - 20261001606060.0
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Projections of Employment by Industry
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Obstetricians and Gynecologists20201st Qtr$115.49$74.16$0.00$0.00
Physicians, All Other; Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric*20201st Qtr$111.09$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20201st Qtr$101.56$51.22$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20201st Qtr$99.68$73.33$0.00$0.00
Family Medicine Physicians20201st Qtr$96.27$43.96$0.00$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 2019Annual132$13,396,600
Single Family 2019Annual255$47,822,372
Total all types construction permits 2019Annual387$61,218,972
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2019Time Period2018
United States Annual255.7Annual251.11.8
California Annual280.6Annual272.53.0
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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
2019AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$589,774
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2018Annual$377,662
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2018Annual$14,062,543
Cigarette Tax 2018Annual$2,077,224
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2018Annual$15,490
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2018Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2019AnnualRetail $2,768,710,070
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Imperial County 2018AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance188,948
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$36,974188,948
Total Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$6,722,874188,948
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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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