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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,233
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Imperial Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    6
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    40
    500
  • Theft
    341
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,503
National
$55,322
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Imperial Reviews

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It's a nice little town where everyone knows everyone and most people are always willing to help out a neighbor. Imperial has an amazing high school and great elementary schools. There are rarely any crimes and it's a great place to raise a family. New houses are always being built and there are some very nice parks for kids. Houses are affordable and there are plenty of apartment complexes for lower income families. I would say there is a good amount of diversity and this is a place where people of different race, religion, and sexuality can live in comfort. You can find necessities easily as stores and schools are relatively close together. There are good job opportunities here and new businesses open up every year.
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I just moved to Imperial County and it is a quiet little town. There are the average job opportunities here, and it is affordable. There is a lot of competition for job opportunities. Not much to do other than shopping and going to Mexicali.
Very nice place to live. Best schools in Imperial County. Greatest teachers at each school from Elementary to High School. The price of housing is very affordable. So investing in property has many opportunities. There is very low crime in the town of Imperial. There are no gang or major violent crimes. I have enjoyed growing up in this quaint place.