Imperial, CA
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Imperial is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 17,095 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Imperial is the 352nd largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Imperial was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Imperial economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Imperial, where the median household income is $73,683.00.

Imperial is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Imperial is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Imperial who work in office and administrative support (19.02%), sales jobs (12.29%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (12.27%).

Also of interest is that Imperial has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Imperial is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Imperial’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Imperial is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Imperial who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.67% of the adults in Imperial have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Imperial in 2010 was $24,109, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,436 for a family of four. However, Imperial contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Imperial is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Imperial home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Imperial residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Imperial also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 75.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Imperial include German, Italian, English, and Norwegian.

Imperial also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.73%.

The most common language spoken in Imperial is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.

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