Calexico is a border city to Mexicali, Mexico and is known as the "gateway" to Mexico. The name Calexico derives from the words California (Cal) and Mexico (exico) put together to create a unique city name.
(Thank you to the City of Calexico and Calexico Chamber of Commerce for the information provided)History and Facts
Calexico began as a tent city of the Imperial Land Company and has grown into a larger thriving city on the US-Mexico border.
Before the repeal of prohibition, Calexico was primarily a week-end town visited by workers in the Imperial Valley in pursuit of fun and games, dance halls and saloons, in adjacent Mexicali, which was outside the United States and unaffected by the Volstead Act.
Although it gained a reputation for a while as a typical U.S.-Mexico border town with all the tawdry aspects usually associated with such places, the modern city of Calexico is a far cry from what it was back in those early days. Hundreds of acres are now being devoted to industrial parks use and commercial and retail incentives are being offered to encourage industrial development.
Since Calexico represents the mixing of two cultures and areas and because of its proximity to the Mexican border, the name Calexico was coined for a combination of Mexico and California.
Calexico is located 230 miles southeast of Los Angeles, 125 miles east of san Diego, 260 miles west of Phoenix, and adjacent to the City of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Calexico's location provides easy overnight trucking access to all those transportation hubs plus the ports of Long Beach, and Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Calexico's strategic location is seen by many as the prime link between the interior of Mexico and the major markets along the west coast of the United States and Canada.
The founding of Calexico: 1900
The incorporation date of Calexico: 1908
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Year of Incorporation
Single family homes
Total housing units
Population per square mile
Median Family Income
Population within a 5 mile radius
Bank of America
ASSESSED VALUATIONS 2004
Single family homes
Wells Fargo Bank
Multi Family Units
Sun Community Federal Credit Union
Single Family Dwelling - Yr. 2004
INDUSTRIAL PARKS (3)
Projected new single family dwelling F/Y 05-06
Estimated Projected units in process for the next five years
Investment Capital available for residential,
CALEXICO EAST AND WEST PORT OF ENTRIES
COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL (NEW)
Total Annual Border Crossers
and conveyances (trucks, vehicles, air, rail)
Foreign Trade Zone
Manufacturing Enhancement Area
New Market Tax Credit
EDUCATION - Post Secondary
Air and Rail with access to Highway 111, 98 and 86
Distance from San Diego
For more information contact the
City of Calexico
608 Heber Avenue
Calexico, CA 92231
1) Estimated Dept. of Finance 3/2006
2) State of California - Dept. of Housing
3) 2000 US Bureau of Census
4) OMR Data Warehouse - F/Y 2006
* 1.1 sq. mi. pending annexation
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