Cathedral City, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Cathedral City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Cathedral City had a population of 54,319 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cathedral City is located at latitude 33.7797 and longitude -116.4653 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cathedral City (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 328 feet.

The City of Cathedral City (GNIS ID: 2409412) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cathedral City is located within Cathedral City-Palm Desert CCD of Riverside County.

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Cathedral City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54,319
Population in Households 54,038
Population in Familes 43,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 281
Population Density2 2,527
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $49,753
Average Household Income $72,921
Per Capita Income $24,666


Total Housing Units 22,283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,881 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,287 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,115 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $289,877
Average Home Value $347,806


Total Households 18,168
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 11,754
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.72% 1.05%
Households 0.77% 1.03%
Families 0.74% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.99%

Cathedral City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cathedral City 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 # 174 89th
Population Density # 537 65th
Diversity Index # 390 74th
Median Household Income # 1022 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1002 34th

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