Salton Sea Beach, California
|Salton Sea Beach|
Housings at Coachella Avenue
Location in Imperial County and the state of California
|• Total||0.301 sq mi (0.780 km2)|
|• Land||0.301 sq mi (0.780 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||-217 ft (−66 m)|
|• Density||1,400/sq mi (540/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature IDs||1661370, 2409243|
Salton Sea Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Imperial County, California. Salton Sea Beach is located 2.5 miles (4 km) southeast of Desert Shores. The population was 422 at the 2010 census, up from 392 at the 2000 census. It is part of the El Centro, California Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was the location of the Salton Sea Naval Auxiliary Air Station.
Salton Sea Beach is located along the western shore of the Salton Sea, to the north of Salton City and to the south of Desert Shores along California State Route 86. The Salton Sea has an extremely high salt content and is surrounded by salt flats which can easily be broken using one's hand.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Salton Sea Beach had a population of 422. The population density was 1,400.9 people per square mile (540.9/km²). The racial makeup of Salton Sea Beach was 309 (73.2%) White, 6 (1.4%) African American, 4 (0.9%) Native American, 2 (0.5%) Asian, 2 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 82 (19.4%) from other races, and 17 (4.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 229 persons (54.3%).
The Census reported that 422 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 177 households, out of which 44 (24.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 67 (37.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 14 (7.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 13 (7.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 8 (4.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (1.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 74 households (41.8%) were made up of individuals and 46 (26.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38. There were 94 families (53.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.36.
The population was spread out with 109 people (25.8%) under the age of 18, 41 people (9.7%) aged 18 to 24, 71 people (16.8%) aged 25 to 44, 93 people (22.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 108 people (25.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.0 years. For every 100 females there were 128.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.9 males.
There were 338 housing units at an average density of 1,122.0 per square mile (433.2/km²), of which 125 (70.6%) were owner-occupied, and 52 (29.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 12.9%. 304 people (72.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 118 people (28.0%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 392 people, 200 households, and 111 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,258.9 people per square mile (488.2/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 1,233.2 per square mile (478.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.2% White, 2.0% African American, 3.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 17.9% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.5% of the population.
There were 200 households out of which 14.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.0 and the average family size was 2.6.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 40.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $13,664, and the median income for a family was $14,457. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $17,031 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,252. About 31.2% of families and 33.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 58.3% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
- U.S. Census
- "Salton Sea Beach". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1463. ISBN 9781884995149.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
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- "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
- "California's 51st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
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