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Desert Hot Springs, California - Basic Facts

The City of Desert Hot Springs had a population of 29,457 as of July 1, 2019. Desert Hot Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Desert Hot Springs is located at latitude 33.9611 and longitude -116.5017 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Desert Hot Springs encompass a land area of 30.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,076 feet.

The City of Desert Hot Springs (GNIS ID: 2410328) 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 Desert Hot Springs is located within Desert Hot Springs CCD of Riverside County.


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Desert Hot Springs, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Desert Hot Springs, CA Housing Affordability Index is 97
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Desert Hot Springs, CA Wealth Index is 38
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 29,457 (100%)
Population in Households 29,325 (99.6%)
Population in Families 23,667 (80.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 132 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 975
Diversity Index2 84
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,653
Average Household Income $47,502
Per Capita Income $15,586
Wealth Index4 38

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,561 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,114 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,077 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $180,905
Housing Affordability Index3 97
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,675
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 6,489
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.89% 1.3%
Households 0.77% 1.21%
Families 0.77% 1.17%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   3.88%

Desert Hot Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desert Hot Springs to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 271 82nd
Population Density # 782 49th
Diversity Index # 220 86th
Median Household Income # 1397 8th
Per Capita Income # 1366 10th

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