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Desert Edge, California - Basic Facts

The Desert Edge Census Designated Place had a population of 4,585 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Desert Edge is located at latitude 33.9223 and longitude -116.4401 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Desert Edge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Desert Edge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582994) 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 Edge Census Designated Place is located within Desert Hot Springs CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Desert Edge 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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Desert Edge, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,585
Daytime Population: Workers 300
Daytime Population: Residents 3,302
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,602
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 4,559
Population in Familes 3,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 2,022
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $35,982
Average Household Income $49,214
Per Capita Income $22,133


Total Housing Units 3,755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,819 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,450 (38.6%)
Median Home Value $42,763
Average Home Value $115,701


Total Households 2,305
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 1,267
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 2.54% 1.35%
Households 2.2% 1.25%
Families 2.95% 1.26%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Desert Edge, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desert Edge 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 # 670 56th
Population Density # 599 61st
Diversity Index # 454 70th
Median Household Income # 1334 12th
Per Capita Income # 1076 29th

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