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Cathedral City, California - Basic Facts

Cathedral City is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Cathedral City.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Riverside County at latitude 33.7797 and longitude -116.4653. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 328 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cathedral City (see map) encompass a land area of 21.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles.

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Cathedral City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 51,932
Population in Households 51,636
Population in Familes 41,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 296
Population Density1 2,416
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 17,342
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 11,213
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 21,641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,624 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,717 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,299 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $189,670
Average Home Value $214,932


Median Household Income $42,994
Average Household Income $59,153
Per Capita Income $19,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.83%
Households 0.4% 0.83%
Families 0.33% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cathedral City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cathedral City to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 176 89th
Population Density1 # 540 65th
Diversity Index2 # 381 75th
Median Household Income # 1060 30th
Per Capita Income # 1046 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.