Calipatria is located in the Northern part of Imperial County with a growing population of 7,800 (which includes a prison population of 4,000). Calipatria has a small town flavor; it is friendly and enjoys a multi-cultural ambience that is enjoyed by all. Located 50 miles North of the Mexico border and a short drive 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.