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Imperial Beach
San Diego County, California


Most Southwesterly City in the Continental US

Page Contents for Imperial Beach, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Imperial Beach is approximately 26,980 (2000), 26324 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,525 (1990), 9112 (2010).
The amount of land area in Imperial Beach is 11.009 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Imperial Beach is 4.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.652 sq kilometers.
The distance from Imperial Beach to Washington DC is 2380 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 481 miles. (as the crow flies)
Imperial Beach is positioned 32.57 degrees north of the equator and 117.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Imperial Beach elevation is 10 feet above sea level.


near San Diego in southern California. The city is just five miles from the Mexican border and eleven miles from downtown San Diego.
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temperate with a "spring" feel year-round.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a historical information page for Imperial Beach.

Imperial Beach was founded around June of 1887 by R.R. Morrison. He was a developer who subdivided the area. George Chaffey later bought a large area of land to build a resort for residents of Imperial Valley. It is thought the name of Imperial Beach came from the venture. During the 1880's, the area was part of a larger land boom with many homes, businesses and hotels being erected. The first pier was built in 1909. It was hoped the wave action would help to generate electricity, but never really accomplished its purposes in that respect. The pier was finally washed out to sea in 1948 after gradually falling into disrepair. More historical information and pictures may be found on the above history page.
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The incorporation of Imperial Beach

18 July 1956


Imperial Beach Pier

Tijuana Slough Wildlife Preserve
on the international border between California and Mexico with three-quarters of its 1,735 square mile watershed in Mexico.
301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Phone: 619-575-3613
Fax: 619-575-6913

Imperial Beach has a 3.5 mile long beach front. There is a 1,200 foot municipal fishing pier with free fishing to the public

The U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition
held each year in July.
P.O. Box 476
Imperial Beach, CA 91933
Phone: 619-424-6663

Imperial Beach Triathlon and Duathlon
held each year in August.

Chili and Jazz Festival
held each year in May.

Find some great pictures of Imperial Beach on this page along with links to much additional information about the area.
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Imperial Beach City Government

City of Imperial Beach
825 Imperial Beach Boulevard
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Phone: (619) 423-8300 (recording)
Fax: (619) 429-9770

Imperial Beach has a City Council-City Manager form of government

The City Hall was built in 1963

Imperial Beach Chamber

Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce
600 Palm Avenue, Suite 115
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Phone: 619-424-3151
Toll-free: 1-877-640-3020
FAX: 619-424-3008

Imperial Beach Organizations

Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce
600 Palm Avenue, Suite 115
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Phone: 619-424-3151
Toll-free: 1-877-640-3020
FAX: 619-424-3008

Imperial Beach Schools

Sweetwater Union High School District
130 Fifth Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: 619-691-5500

Mar Vista High School
505 Elm Avenue
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Phone: 619-628-3074
Fax: 619-424-3579

Mar Vista High opened 1957 Imperial Beach


The population of Imperial Beach was:
1990 - 26,512
2000 - 26,980
2002 - 28,002
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

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