Salton Sea Beach, California

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Salton Sea Beach
census-designated place
Housings at Coachella Avenue
Housings at Coachella Avenue
Location in Imperial County and the state of California
Location in Imperial County and the state of California
Coordinates: 33°22′30″N 116°00′43″W / 33.37500°N 116.01194°W / 33.37500; -116.01194Coordinates: 33°22′30″N 116°00′43″W / 33.37500°N 116.01194°W / 33.37500; -116.01194
Country  United States
State  California
County Imperial
Area[1]
 • Total 0.301 sq mi (0.780 km2)
 • Land 0.301 sq mi (0.780 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] -217 ft (−66 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 422
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92274
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-64308
GNIS feature IDs 1661370, 2409243
Overstickered sign of former Marina with hints to church services and bingo evenings
Parking lot of former Salton Sea Beach Marina
Blackboard on Brawley Avenue at the entry of Salton Sea Beach

Salton Sea Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Imperial County, California, located 2.5 miles (4 km) southeast of Desert Shores.[3] 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Salton Sea Beach had a population of 422. The population density was 1,400.9 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 and none were institutionalized or in non-institutionalized group quarters.

There were 177 households, 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.

109 people (25.8%) were under the age of 18, 41 (9.7%) aged 18 to 24, 71 (16.8%) aged 25 to 44, 93 (22.0%) aged 45 to 64 and 108 (25.6%) were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.0. 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.

2000[edit]

At the 2000 census,[5] there were 392 people, 200 households and 111 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,258.9 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 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.

16.8% of the population were 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 household income was $13,664 and the median family income was $14,457. Males had a median income of $33,750 and females $17,031. The per capita income 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.

Government[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Salton Sea Beach is in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Hueso,[6] and the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Eduardo Garcia.[7]

Federally, Salton Sea Beach is in California's 51st congressional district, represented by Democrat Juan Vargas.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer File - Places - California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Salton Sea Beach". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1463. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Salton Sea Beach CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 51st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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