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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,171
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    23
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    6
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    12
    525
  • Theft
    271
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,082
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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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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Imperial is a very diverse town. They have great housing, very affordable to live here, have a great education system, and have many job opportunities.
Imperial Valley is a nice town to raise children, very small and safe. The food places are pretty good, I just wish there was more recreational places for teenagers. And more diversity.