Calipatria (formerly, Date City)[5] is a city in Imperial CountyCalifornia. Calipatria is located 23 miles (37 km) north of El Centro,[5] It is part of the El Centro Metropolitan Area. The population was 7,710 at the 2010 census, up from 7,289 at the 2000 census, including 4000 inmates at Calipatria State Prison. The community is located along State Route 111.

Calipatria Chamber of
150 N Park
Calipatria, CA 92233
Phone: (760) 348-4141
Fax: (760) 348-7035
¨ Revolving Business
¨ Enterprise Zone
Related Pages
¨ City of Calipatria
Since its incorporation, the City of Calipatria has had a rich, eighty three year old history and developed as a
semi-rural community with farming as its major industry. The City of Calipatria, an exciting gateway for
NAFTA, is ideally situated within an ever-growing corridor of commercebetween Los Angeles ad Mexico.
Calipatria has excellent transportation opportunities and a projected growth that make it the premiere place to do
The Community
Calipatria is located in the Northern part of Imperial County with a population of 7,800 (which includes 4000 prison population). Elevation is 185 feet below sea level. Calipatria has a small town flavor; it is friendly and
enjoys a multi-cultural ambience that is enjoyed by all. Located 50 miles Northof the Mexico Border, short drives
from San Diego, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Colorado River, one can enjoy the relative serenity and low cost
of small town living while maintaining the option to access urban areas.
Entertainment and Recreation
¨ Imperial Sand Dunes (30 miles)
¨ Colorado River (60miles)
¨ San Diego Beaches (120 Miles)
¨ Salton Sea fishing and Recreation
(4 miles)
¨ Del Rio Golf Course (8 miles)
¨ City Skate Park
¨ Fishing
¨ Bird watching
¨ Off road vehicle trails
The Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge located in Calipatria, includes 35,484 acres of salt marsh and open water, as
well as 2,000 acres of pasture and freshwater marsh.
The refuge is one of the lowest places in the United States, about 228 feet below sea level. The rising waters of
the Salton Sea have inundated most of the refuge. Visitors should be prepared for extremely hot weather during
summer months. For more information about this refuge go to:

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