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Joshua Tree, California - Basic Facts

The Joshua Tree Census Designated Place had a population of 7,022 as of July 1, 2016. Joshua Tree ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Joshua Tree is located at latitude 34.1225 and longitude -116.3137 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Joshua Tree Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,736 feet.

The Joshua Tree Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408454) 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 Joshua Tree Census Designated Place is located within Twentynine Palms-Yucca Valley CCD of San Bernardino County.

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

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


Total Population 7,022
Population in Households 6,849
Population in Familes 5,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 173
Population Density1 190
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 2,890
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,698
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,697 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,193 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 924 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $144,554
Average Home Value $204,464


Median Household Income $36,448
Average Household Income $52,530
Per Capita Income $22,676
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.32%
Households -1.05% -0.45%
Families -0.95% -0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.18%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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.

Joshua Tree, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Joshua Tree 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 # 563 63rd
Population Density1 # 1141 25th
Diversity Index2 # 896 41st
Median Household Income # 1293 15th
Per Capita Income # 1009 34th

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