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Desert Edge, California - Basic Facts

The Desert Edge Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Riverside County at latitude 33.9223 and longitude -116.4401. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 981 feet.

The formal official name is the Desert Edge Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Desert Edge, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Desert Edge indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Desert Edge, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,432
Population in Households 4,405
Population in Familes 3,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 1,955
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 2,236
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 1,230
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,760 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 476 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,436 (39.1%)
Median Home Value $65,839
Average Home Value $251,576


Median Household Income $33,223
Average Household Income $42,079
Per Capita Income $19,088
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.55% 4.53%
Households 3.04% 4.24%
Families 4.36% 4.57%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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, 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 # 675 56th
Population Density1 # 609 60th
Diversity Index2 # 478 69th
Median Household Income # 1357 11th
Per Capita Income # 1095 28th

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