Calipatria is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 7,424 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Calipatria is the 446th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Calipatria are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Calipatria is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.13% of the Calipatria workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Calipatria is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Calipatria who work in farm management occupations (12.15%), sales jobs (11.83%), and personal care services (8.90%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Calipatria spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.49 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Calipatria ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 2.49% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Calipatria in 2010 was $6,274, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $25,096 for a family of four. However, Calipatria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Calipatria also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.57% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Calipatria is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Calipatria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Calipatria, accounting for 74.47% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Calipatria residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Calipatria include Irish, African, English, and Jamaican.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Calipatria's cultural character, accounting for 23.32% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Calipatria is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.