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Desert Edge, California - Basic Facts

The Desert Edge Census Designated Place had a population of 4,438 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Desert Edge is located at latitude 33.9223 and longitude -116.4401 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Desert Edge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Desert Edge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582994) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Desert Edge Census Designated Place is located within Desert Hot Springs CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Desert Edge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Desert Edge Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Desert Edge, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,438
Population in Households 4,412
Population in Familes 3,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,957
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 2,239
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 1,235
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,758 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 481 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,448 (39.3%)
Median Home Value $76,054
Average Home Value $236,732


Median Household Income $32,760
Average Household Income $42,590
Per Capita Income $19,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.89% 4.39%
Households 2.48% 4.13%
Families 3.59% 4.47%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.


Desert Edge, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desert Edge to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 675 56th
Population Density1 # 608 60th
Diversity Index2 # 479 69th
Median Household Income # 1389 9th
Per Capita Income # 1119 27th

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