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Imperial, California

Imperial is a city located in Imperial County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,560.


\nImperial is located at 32°50'33" North, 115°34'19" West (32.842630, -115.571841)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 km² (3.9 mi²). 10.1 km² (3.9 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 7,560 people, 2,308 households, and 1,911 families residing in the city. The population density is 746.5/km² (1,932.2/mi²). There are 2,385 housing units at an average density of 235.5/km² (609.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 58.53% White, 2.66% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 2.71% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 30.90% from other races, and 4.27% from two or more races. 61.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 2,308 households out of which 53.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% are non-families. 14.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.26 and the average family size is 3.60. In the city the population is spread out with 35.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.5 males. The median income for a household in the city is $49,451, and the median income for a family is $53,053. Males have a median income of $37,373 versus $27,778 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,538. 11.6% of the population and 8.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.2% are under the age of 18 and 5.2% are 65 or older.