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Indio, California - Basic Facts

The City of Indio is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Riverside County at latitude 33.7324 and longitude -116.2387. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -13 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Indio, but most people and references simply refer to it as Indio, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Indio indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Indio (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Indio: Indian Wells.

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


Total Population 80,121
Population in Households 79,179
Population in Familes 69,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 942
Population Density1 2,746
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 24,594
Average Household Size 3.22
Family Households 19,094
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 30,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,727 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,867 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,666 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $200,922
Average Home Value $245,555


Median Household Income $46,861
Average Household Income $63,143
Per Capita Income $19,629
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.24% 1.4%
Households 1.2% 1.38%
Families 1.08% 1.32%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
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.


Indio, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indio 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 # 100 93rd
Population Density1 # 492 68th
Diversity Index2 # 405 74th
Median Household Income # 942 38th
Per Capita Income # 1063 30th

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