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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Salton City is a town in California with a population of 5,487. Salton City is in Imperial County. Living in Salton City offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Salton City there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Salton City and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$923
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%

Working in Salton City

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,280
National
$55,322
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Salton City Reviews

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I've been visiting Salton city for more then 20 years and have always found the place fascinating. I currently have my primary home in San Diego and come out on weekends since I purchased my home here back in 2009. In my particular neighborhood here in Salton city we get together with our neighbors for such things as block barbeques , interactions with learning off roading especially the kids. I know all my neighbors here and not one does not to hesitate when one needs help in any way. I never thought such neighborhoods even existed anymore. There is a lot of trust here among neighbors. The great small town atmosphere where crime seems to be absent. Too bad people don't think this way back in San Diego! Can't wait to retire there in a few years!
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My first sights of Salton Sea made me think of what it must feel like to be over seas in Iraq! It looked like a bomb had went off and there was no sight of anything for miles and miles except desert and big holes. But drive a little more and come to find out there are brand new homes and even a school in this tiny town, and at that time (around 2017) the population was only 1600. I thought it was going to be hell coming from Northern California to the hot desert! But surprisingly all the people are nice and the crime rate is practically nonexistent! On top of that you can see every star in the galaxy at night. On the months when its not scorching hot, our whole town turns into a giant OFF-ROAD park. Off-roaders from all over the country come down here to play and camp, or make a pit stop before hitting Glammis. While this town has the bare minimum to even catorgize itself as a town, its where I now call home and I am happy here!
I been living here since I was in kindergarten, now I am currently a senior at West Shores High School. In the 12 years I lived here I always had aspiration that they would fix the Salton Sea. Not only will that attract people to our community making it grow, but also since its the largest lake in the California we need to clean it in order for people to enjoy it. Now as a senior I have to prepare myself to leave to my future university, its such a shame that in these 12 years all this community have received has been promises but no results. I truly hope that in the future I get to see the government take action and fix this problem. I am the voice of many that also want to see the Salton City become a better place for all of us.