Heber, California

According to electronicsmatter, Heber, California is a small rural town located in Imperial County, just south of the Salton Sea. It has a population of about 1,500 people and is part of the El Centro metropolitan area. The town was founded in the late 1800s by Mormon settlers from Utah, and is home to the world’s oldest continuously operated Mormon temple.

Heber is known for its beautiful desert scenery and lush vegetation. The surrounding land is mostly flat but there are some hills and canyons to explore. The desert landscape provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife, including coyotes, bobcats, roadrunners, quail, lizards and snakes. There are also many plant species that grow in this area such as creosote bush, Joshua tree and palm trees.

The town itself is home to a few restaurants and stores as well as some agricultural businesses such as date farms. Heber also has a small airport which serves private aircrafts only.

According to foodezine, Heber’s main attraction is its historic sites and museums which showcase the history of the area from the time when it was first settled by Mormon pioneers all the way through World War II when Imperial County played an important role in defending our nation’s borders from threats from Mexico. The Heber Valley Historical Museum showcases many artifacts from this era as well as other artifacts related to Native American culture in Imperial County.

The Heber Valley also offers many recreational activities including camping, fishing, boating on local lakes, hunting for wild game or exploring off-road trails on ATVs or dirt bikes. There are several golf courses nearby as well as tennis courts and swimming pools for those who want to stay active during their visit to Heber.

Heber may be small but it offers plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained while they explore this quaint desert town with its rich history and natural beauty that can be found nowhere else in California.

Population: 2,988
Males: 1,426 (47.7%), Females: 1,562 (52.3%)

Imperial County

Zip code: 92249

Median resident age: 29.3 years
Median household income: $28,221
Median house value: $92,200

Races in Heber:

  • Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Other race (61.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (1.2%).

Elevation: -15 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Heber, California


For population 25 years and over in Heber

  • High school or higher: 39.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Heber CDP

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

46.3% Foreign born (46.3% Latin America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Heber:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Heber:

  • YUMA MCAS/YUMA INTL (about 65 miles; YUMA, AZ; Abbreviation: YUM)
  • PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL (about 101 miles; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Abbreviation: PSP)
  • SAN DIEGO INTL-LINDBERGH FLD (about 115 miles; SAN DIEGO, CA; Abbreviation: SAN)

Other public-use airports nearest to Heber:

  • CALEXICO INTL (about 5 miles; CALEXICO, CA; Abbreviation: CXL)
  • IMPERIAL COUNTY (about 8 miles; IMPERIAL, CA; Abbreviation: IPL)
  • EL CENTRO NAF (about 12 miles; EL CENTRO, CA; Abbreviation: NJK)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heber:

  • IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; IMPERIAL, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,006)
  • ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE (about 63 miles; YUMA, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE (about 80 miles; RIVERSIDE, CA; Full-time enrollment: 12,213)
  • COLLEGE OF THE DESERT (about 90 miles; PALM DESERT, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,804)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO (about 94 miles; LA JOLLA, CA; Full-time enrollment: 19,582)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS (about 94 miles; SAN MARCOS, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,875)
  • CUYAMACA COLLEGE (about 96 miles; EL CAJON, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,278)

Public primary/middle school in Heber:

  • HEBER ELEMENTARY (Students: 734; Location: 1052 HEBER AVE.; Grades: KG – 08)