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Income/capita 18%
Household income 55%
Unemployment 104%
IndexImperialCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$24,433$31,458$29,829
Median household income$85,503$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$88,333$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$71,346$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$56,017$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$26,804$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate9.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level5.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Imperial is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Imperial is 55% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Imperial is 104% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Imperial is 65% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $56,996$85,503$171,006
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Imperial median earnings by income bracket

      Imperial employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.7%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector2.8%4.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%1.2%
      Wholesale & retail services17.4%23.3%
      Public administration24.3%14.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities18.3%2.4%
      Education, health & social services15.2%37.4%
      Other17.1%18.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Heber, CA4,287$42,64723%
      El Centro, CA43,699$41,84924%
      Brawley, CA25,776$40,74526%
      Calexico, CA39,750$34,73437%
      Holtville, CA6,230$28,11549%
      Imperial, CA16,583$85,50355%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Griffith, IN16,583$55,5830%
      Lemont, IL16,587$89,52462%
      Hazel Park, MI16,587$33,37940%
      Sunset, FL16,602$71,23429%
      Opelousas, LA16,605$19,81064%
      Imperial, CA16,583$85,50355%
      Source: The Imperial, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).