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Joshua Tree, California - Basic Facts

The Joshua Tree Census Designated Place had a population of 7,385 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Joshua Tree, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,385
Daytime Population: Workers 2,831
Daytime Population: Residents 4,704
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,535
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 7,215
Population in Familes 5,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 170
Population Density2 199
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $38,299
Average Household Income $56,256
Per Capita Income $24,282


Total Housing Units 3,904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,818 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,240 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 846 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $153,425
Average Home Value $220,462


Total Households 3,058
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,794
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% 0.2%
Households -0.13% 0.13%
Families -0.06% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2017 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 # 557 63rd
Population Density # 1129 26th
Diversity Index # 895 41st
Median Household Income # 1263 17th
Per Capita Income # 983 35th

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