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Desert Shores, California - Basic Facts

The Desert Shores Census Designated Place had a population of 1,190 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Desert Shores is located at latitude 33.404 and longitude -116.0402 in Imperial County. The formal boundaries for the Desert Shores Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Imperial County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -200 feet.

The Desert Shores Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408665) 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 Desert Shores Census Designated Place is located within West Imperial CCD of Imperial County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Desert Shores population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Desert Shores: Fish Springs.

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Desert Shores, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,190
Population in Households 1,190
Population in Familes 1,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,723
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $32,681
Average Household Income $55,827
Per Capita Income $16,748


Total Housing Units 437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $104,000
Average Home Value $191,291


Total Households 357
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 253
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.91% 0.65%
Households 0.45% 0.5%
Families 0.39% 0.47%
Median Household Income   4.24%
Per Capita Income   4.7%

Desert Shores, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desert Shores to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1012 33rd
Population Density # 642 58th
Diversity Index # 584 62nd
Median Household Income # 1422 6th
Per Capita Income # 1333 12th

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