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Thermal, California - Basic Facts

The Thermal Census Designated Place had a population of 2,911 as of July 1, 2015. Thermal 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 Thermal is located at latitude 33.6264 and longitude -116.1309 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Thermal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -118 feet.

The Thermal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583161) 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 Thermal Census Designated Place is located within Coachella Valley CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thermal 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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Thermal, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,911
Population in Households 2,909
Population in Familes 2,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 308
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 695
Average Household Size 4.19
Family Households 612
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (32.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 441 (56.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $143,421
Average Home Value $218,799


Median Household Income $29,348
Average Household Income $39,355
Per Capita Income $9,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.62%
Households 0.3% 0.54%
Families 0.06% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.


Thermal, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thermal 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 # 793 48th
Population Density1 # 1049 31st
Diversity Index2 # 265 83rd
Median Household Income # 1444 5th
Per Capita Income # 1486 2nd

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