Imperial demographics profile

StatisticImperialCaliforniaNational
Population16,58338,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,82623291
Median age29.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1866%46%43%
Speak English37%56%79%
Speak Spanish61%29%13%
Imperial, CA has a population of 16,583 and is the 2,580th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,826 per sq mi which is 1116% higher than the California average and 3020% higher than the national average. The median age in Imperial is 29 which is approximately 18% lower than the California average of 36. In Imperial, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 37% speak English and 61% speak Spanish. 67% of Imperial residents were born in California, 8% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 22% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Imperial is 1116% higher than California.
  • The median age in Imperial is 18% lower than California.
  • In Imperial 77.24% of the population is White.
  • In Imperial 2.81% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Imperial 2.34% of the population is Asian.

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Imperial population breakdown by race

RaceImperialCaliforniaNational
White77.24%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American2.81%5.85%12.63%
Asian2.34%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.92%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.21%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race6.11%4.62%3.06%
Other race10.37%13.28%4.75%
In Imperial, 76.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Imperial, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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