Calexico, California

Calexico: City in California


Calexico is a city located in the county of Imperial in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 38,572. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 39,547 inhabitants.

The city was created 116 years ago in 1907.

Calexico is a Southern California city that's known for its beautiful, temperate weather and friendly locals. The city is also known as "Little Tucson" because of its proximity to the Mexican border. It sits on the banks of the Colorado River, which runs through the center of town.

Calexico has a population of 39,841 people and covers an area of 22.33 square kilometers (8.6 square miles). It's surrounded by Imperial County on three sides, with Mexico to its south.

Calexico is located near a major source of irrigation water and on a route that connects Mexico's main ocean port at Manzanillo with the interior of Mexico by rail. The Costa Mesa Freeway connects Calexico with Orange County.

Calexico's economy relies heavily on agriculture and trade with its neighbor country to the south, Mexicali. The city has one major airport, Calexico Municipal Airport (CLX), which serves commercial flights from Phoenix and San Diego.

Calexico locator map
Location of Calexico on California map.

Quick Facts about Calexico

Population : 39,547 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Imperial County
Postal code : 92231–92232
Water as percent of area : 0%
Land as percent of area : 100%
Altitude : 10 feet / 3 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1908 (116 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 00:43:12 (25th February 2024)
Population growth : 2.47% (2010-2020)
Calexico CA - old city hall image
Calexico CA - old city hall
Calexico CA - old city hall image


Calexico is located at 32°40'44"N 115°29'56"W (32.6789500, -115.4988800).

Calexico map


The population of Calexico increased by 2.47% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 38,572 - census
2011 38,927 0.91% estimation process
2012 39,147 0.56% estimation process
2013 39,298 0.38% estimation process
2014 39,550 0.64% estimation process
2015 39,767 0.55% estimation process
2016 40,028 0.65% estimation process
2017 40,083 0.14% estimation process
2018 40,072 -0.03% estimation process
2019 39,825 -0.62% estimation process
2020 39,547 -0.7% estimation process

Calexico zip code is 92231. County name: Imperial, County fips: 06025

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People born in Calexico (14)

People born in Calexico, including composer Allen Strange, Mexican footballer Isaac Acuña, politician Bob Wilson, .


  • Gale Hess (American musician) she was born in 22/02/1955
  • Anita Álvarez de Williams (American academic) she was born in 01/01/1931
  • Bob Huff (U.S. politician) he was born in 09/09/1953
  • Emilio Delgado (American actor) he was born in 08/05/1940
  • Enrique Castillo (American actor) he was born in 10/12/1949
  • Eugenio Elorduy Walther (Mexican politician) he was born in 21/11/1940
  • Carmen García Montaño she was born in 22/07/1947
  • Roberto de la Madrid Romandía (Governor of Baja California) he was born in 03/02/1922
  • Ruben Niebla (American baseball player) he was born in 19/12/1971
  • Armando Rascón (American painter) he was born in 01/01/1956
  • Johnny Shaw (American crime writer)

Schools in Calexico

College & universities near Calexico, CA

Code Name City ZIP
111726 CET-El Centro El Centro (CA) 92243

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near Calexico, CA

Code Name Address Type
YUM Yuma 281 Gila Street RAIL

Post offices near Calexico

Post Office Name City ZIP
Calex Post Office Calexico (CA) 92231

Other cities in Imperial County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Imperial County , CA.

City Name Population Title
El Centro 43,601 A city in Imperial County, California.
Brawley 26,015 City in Imperial County, California, United States
Imperial 19,663 City in Imperial County, California, United States
Calipatria 6,781 City in Imperial County, California, United States
Holtville 6,095 City in California
Heber 4,275 Census-designated place in Imperial County, California
Salton City 3,763 Census-designated place in Imperial County, California
Westmorland 2,231 City in Imperial County, California, United States of America
Seeley 1,739 Census-designated place in Imperial County, California
Niland 1,006 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Calexico distances to largest California cities