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Indian Wells, California - Basic Facts

The City of Indian Wells had a population of 5,638 as of July 1, 2019. Indian Wells ranks in the lower 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 Indian Wells is located at latitude 33.7186 and longitude -116.3083 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Indian Wells encompass a land area of 14.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Indian Wells (GNIS ID: 2410100) 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 Indian Wells is located within Cathedral City-Palm Desert CCD of Riverside County.


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Indian Wells, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Indian Wells, CA Housing Affordability Index is 67
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

Indian Wells, CA Wealth Index is 313
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 5,638 (100%)
Population in Households 5,631 (99.9%)
Population in Families 4,178 (74.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 394
Diversity Index2 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $105,304
Average Household Income $154,459
Per Capita Income $81,002
Wealth Index4 313

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,446 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 658 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,369 (43.3%)
Median Home Value $827,586
Housing Affordability Index3 67
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,105
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 1,857
Average Family Size 2
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 1.4% 0.99%
Households 1.34% 0.89%
Families 1.29% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Indian Wells, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indian Wells 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 # 622 59th
Population Density # 994 35th
Diversity Index # 1190 22nd
Median Household Income # 206 87th
Per Capita Income # 69 96th

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