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"The "City of Eternal Sunshine – Gateway to the Salton Sea" is largely a young, rural and family oriented area of the desert." – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, 2013-2014

On this page you will find demographic information about the City and its residents and a link to discover more.


Population as of January 1, 2016

California Department of Finance - Demographic Research Unit
2009 2016
Total Population 43,633 45,407
Housing Units 9,903 9,694
Occupied Housing Units 10,356 10,397
Vacant Rate 9.1% 6.8%
Average Household Size 4.63 4.68
Housing units

Single Detached 7,302 7,343
single Attached 312 312
two to four 1,002 1,002
Five Plus 1,111 1,111
Mobile Homes 629 629

2010 Census Information
area: Land Square Mile 29
Population per square mile 1,406
Median age 24.5
Average family Size 4.57

White 1.03%
Black 0.8%
Hispanic 96.4%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander    
American Indian 0.7%
Other 0.39%

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