Desert Hot Springs, CA

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2022 Population
32,386
1.24% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.2
2.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
20.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,863
20.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$276,500
19.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Desert Hot Springs, CA had a population of 32.4k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $45,863. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Desert Hot Springs, CA grew from 31,988 to 32,386, a 1.24% increase and its median household income grew from $37,924 to $45,863, a 20.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Desert Hot Springs, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (24.4%), Other (Hispanic) (20.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (20%), White (Hispanic) (18.8%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.58%).

None of the households in Desert Hot Springs, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.4% of the residents in Desert Hot Springs, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Desert Hot Springs, CA was $276,500, and the homeownership rate was 47%.

Most people in Desert Hot Springs, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Desert Hot Springs, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Desert Hot Springs, CA is home to a population of 32.4k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 23.6% of Desert Hot Springs, CA residents were born outside of the country (7.64k people).

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.92k people) in Desert Hot Springs, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.64k Other (Hispanic) and 6.48k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.4%
2022 Citizenship
85.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.4% of Desert Hot Springs, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Desert Hot Springs, CA was 85.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Desert Hot Springs, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.92k ± 1k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    6.64k ± 1.28k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    6.48k ± 1.51k
61.1%
Hispanic Population
19.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.92k people) in Desert Hot Springs, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.64k Other (Hispanic) and 6.48k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

61.1% of the people in Desert Hot Springs, CA are hispanic (19.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Desert Hot Springs, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

23.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.64k people
24.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.93k people

As of 2022, 23.6% of Desert Hot Springs, CA residents (7.64k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Desert Hot Springs, CA was 24.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    544 ± 196
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    100 ± 106
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    56 ± 57

Desert Hot Springs, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Desert Hot Springs, CA employs 14.3k people. The largest industries in Desert Hot Springs, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,413 people), Retail Trade (2,012 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1,736 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($49,310), Finance & Insurance ($48,542), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,075).

Occupations

14.3k
2022 Value
± 1,206
11.8%
1 Year growth
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Desert Hot Springs, CA grew at a rate of 11.8%, from 12.8k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Desert Hot Springs, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,043 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,436 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,357 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Desert Hot Springs, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.3k
2022 Value
± 1,206
11.8%
1 Year growth
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Desert Hot Springs, CA grew at a rate of 11.8%, from 12.8k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Desert Hot Springs, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,413 people), Retail Trade (2,012 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1,736 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Desert Hot Springs, CA, though some of these residents may live in Desert Hot Springs, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,942
Median earning men ± $2,851
$29,975
Median earning women ± $2,450

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,886), Wholesale Trade ($50,292), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,700).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,607), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,989), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($32,018).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Desert Hot Springs, CA was $276,500 in 2022, which is 0.981 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $231,500 to $276,500, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Desert Hot Springs, CA is 47%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Desert Hot Springs, CA have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Desert Hot Springs, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Desert Hot Springs, CA is $45,863. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Desert Hot Springs, CA was Census Tract 445.17 with a value of $97,688, followed by Census Tract 445.18 and Census Tract 445.07, with respective values of $70,296 and $56,548.

Property

$276,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,981
$5,481
Median Property Taxes
±$657

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Desert Hot Springs, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Desert Hot Springs, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

47%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47% of the housing units in Desert Hot Springs, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 47.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 445.17
  2. Census Tract 445.18
  3. Census Tract 445.07

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Desert Hot Springs, CA was Census Tract 445.17 with a value of $97,688, followed by Census Tract 445.18 and Census Tract 445.07, with respective values of $70,296 and $56,548.

The following map shows all of the places in Desert Hot Springs, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$45,863
Median Household Income
± $3,969
11.7k
Number of Households
± 956

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.7k households in Desert Hot Springs, CA grew to $45,863 from the previous year's value of $37,924.

The following chart displays the households in Desert Hot Springs, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Desert Hot Springs, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.64%)

In 2022, 80.5% of workers in Desert Hot Springs, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (4.64%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Desert Hot Springs, CA have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Desert Hot Springs, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Desert Hot Springs, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Desert Hot Springs, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Desert Hot Springs, CA (6.77k out of 32.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Desert Hot Springs, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88% of the population of Desert Hot Springs, CA has health coverage, with 27.1% on employee plans, 41.4% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 7.81% on non-group plans, and 0.828% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Riverside County, CA see 2275 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.15% decrease from the previous year (2325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1869 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 424 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,275 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Riverside County, CA

Primary care physicians in Riverside County, CA see an average of 2,275 patients per year. This represents a 2.15% decrease from the previous year (2,325 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Riverside County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.1% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
27.1%
Employer Coverage
41.4%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
7.81%
Non-Group
0.828%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Desert Hot Springs, CA declined by 13.5% from 13.9% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Desert Hot Springs, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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