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Garnet, California - Basic Facts

The Garnet Census Designated Place had a population of 6,640 as of July 1, 2016. Garnet ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garnet is located at latitude 33.9179 and longitude -116.4796 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Garnet Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 712 feet.

The Garnet Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629132) 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 Garnet Census Designated Place is located within Desert Hot Springs CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garnet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garnet: Gray, Palm Springs, Palms, Pierce, Seven Palms.

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Garnet, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,640
Population in Households 6,622
Population in Familes 5,520
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 842
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 1,866
Average Household Size 3.55
Family Households 1,310
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,433 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,209 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 656 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 567 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $99,617
Average Home Value $128,226


Median Household Income $35,034
Average Household Income $46,734
Per Capita Income $14,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 2.28%
Households 0.01% 2.21%
Families -0.89% 2.04%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   0.26%
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.

Garnet, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garnet to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 581 62nd
Population Density1 # 806 47th
Diversity Index2 # 351 77th
Median Household Income # 1340 12th
Per Capita Income # 1347 11th

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