Rainfall usually occurs in the winter months of December, January and February.Although Summer is extremely dry in Calexico, there are occasional thunderstorms.
The originally proposed names were Santo Tomas or Thomasville. Hundreds of acres are now being devoted to industrial parks, and commercial and incentives are offered to encourage industrial development.
The name Calexico was coined from a combination of the words California and Mexico.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37,354 persons (96.8%).
The Census reported that 38,472 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 100 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
In 2008, during the months of July and August there were several heavy thunderstorms that let down large amounts of rain and hail. During winter time, Calexico is sometimes affected by winter rain showers.
The summer temperatures in Calexico are very hot, with most of those days being in the triple digits.
The population was 38,572 at the 2010 census, up from 27,109 at the 2000 census.
Calexico is about 122 miles (196 km) east of San Diego and 62 miles (100 km) west of Yuma, Arizona.
The Calexico branch of the Imperial County Superior Court system was officially renamed on Saturday, December 19, 1992 in honor of Legaspi family members Henry, Victor and Luis Legaspi as the Legaspi Municipal Court Complex.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Calexico had a population of 38,572.
However, the hot desert climate seen in Calexico is actually not unusual for similar parallels, seen in Baghdad, Iraq for example.