Borrego Springs is an unincorporated community in San Diego County, California, United States. The Borrego Springs census-designated place (CDP) had a population of 2,535 at the 2000 census. Because of frequent summer daytime temperatures over 100°F, many residents are seasonal.
The city is home to the visitor center for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, west of town. A local landmark is the traffic roundabout between the airport and downtown, known as Christmas Circle. The town includes a County of San Diego Public Library.
According to the United States Geological Survey Borrego Springs is located at (33.2558717, -116.375012)GR1. This points at "Christmas Circle Drive", at the intersection of Palm Canyon Drive and Borrego Springs Road, which is where most maps place the community. The village is located on the floor of the Borrego Valley, which is widely acknowledged as the westernmost extent of the great southwestern geographical region known as the Sonoran Desert.
According to the United States Census Bureau Borrego Springs is located at (33.247113, -116.371969)GR1. Located between "Frying Pan Road" and "Double O Road", this is 3,530 feet south-southeast of the USGS location. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Borrego Springs census-designated place (CDP) has a total area of 110.1 km² (42.5 mi²), all land.
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,535 people, 1,153 households, and 727 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 23.0/km² (59.6/mi²). There were 2,280 housing units at an average density of 20.7/km² (53.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.84% White, 0.99% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 13.14% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.43% of the population.
There were 1,153 households out of which 19.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.69.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 29.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,045, and the median income for a family was $40,262. Males had a median income of $27,604 versus $26,023 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,761. About 8.0% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
The private Borrego Air Ranch (FAA code 58CL, ICAO code K5L5) is located 4.51 nm SE of the public Borrego Valley Airport and 8.7 mi (14 km) by road from Borrego Springs' Christmas Circle Dr mentioned above. The airfield has two runways: 08/26 (community's "Air St": 2,650 x 45 ft, asphalt surfaced) and 18/36 ("Howard Rd": 2,000 x 100 ft, of which 1,125 ft are asphalt and the rest is dirt). Nineteen single engine aircraft and one glider are based at Borrego Air Ranch.
See also the list of private-use airports in California.