Desert Hot Springs, CA

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Population

28,298

0.733% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$34,251

0.564% growth

Poverty Rate

36.8%


Number of Employees

9,942

0.441% decline

Median Property Value

$154,600

7.89% growth

About

In 2017, Desert Hot Springs, CA had a population of 28.3k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $34,251. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Desert Hot Springs, CA grew from 28,092 to 28,298, a 0.733% increase and its median household income grew from $34,059 to $34,251, a 0.564% increase.

The population of Desert Hot Springs, CA is 55.7% Hispanic or Latino, 31.8% White Alone, and 6.78% Black or African American Alone. 47.6% of the people in Desert Hot Springs, CA speak a non-English language, and 83.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Desert Hot Springs, CA is $154,600, and the homeownership rate is 43.7%. Most people in Desert Hot Springs, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Desert Hot Springs, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Desert Hot Springs, CA employs 9.94k people. The largest industries in Desert Hot Springs, CA are Retail Trade (1,607 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,387 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,363 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,375), Finance & Insurance ($42,798), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,321).

Median household income in Desert Hot Springs, CA is $34,251. Males in Desert Hot Springs, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Desert Hot Springs, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,251

2017 value

± $3,100

0.564%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Desert Hot Springs, CA have a median annual income of $34,251, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,059 in 2016, which represents a 0.564% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Desert Hot Springs, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Desert Hot Springs, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Desert Hot Springs, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Desert Hot Springs, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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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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 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Desert Hot Springs, CA was Census Tract 445.17 with a value of $59,474, followed by Census Tract 445.18 and Census Tract 445.07, with respective values of $40,610 and $31,700.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

36.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Desert Hot Springs, CA (10.4k out of 28.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,040 ± 692

  2. Hispanic

    6,590 ± 683

  3. Other

    1,453 ± 329

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

Employment by Occupations

9.94k

2017 Value

± 766

-0.441%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Desert Hot Springs, CA declined at a rate of -0.441%, from 9.99k employees to 9.94k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Desert Hot Springs, CA, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,404 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,059 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,027 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Desert Hot Springs, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Desert Hot Springs, CA, by number of employees, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,404 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,059 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,027 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Desert Hot Springs, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.6 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.58 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Desert Hot Springs, CA, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($75,821), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($75,188), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.94k

2017 Value

± 766

-0.441%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Desert Hot Springs, CA declined at a rate of -0.441%, from 9.99k employees to 9.94k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Desert Hot Springs, CA, are Retail Trade (1,607 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,387 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,363 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Desert Hot Springs, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,607 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,387 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,363 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Desert Hot Springs, CA has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.07 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.92 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Desert Hot Springs, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,375), Finance & Insurance ($42,798), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,321).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.3% of the population of Desert Hot Springs, CA has health coverage, with 17.5% on employee plans, 46% on Medicaid, 8.33% on Medicare, 9.23% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Desert Hot Springs, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Desert Hot Springs, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.7%

Uninsured

17.5%

Employer Coverage

46%

Medicaid

8.33%

Medicare

9.23%

Non-Group

1.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Desert Hot Springs, CA declined by 9.33% from 19.5% to 17.7%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Desert Hot Springs, CA is home to a population of 28.3k people, from which 83.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.7% of Desert Hot Springs, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Desert Hot Springs, CA is composed of 15.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (55.7%), 9k White Alone residents (31.8%), 1.92k Black or African American Alone residents (6.78%), 678 Asian Alone residents (2.4%), 667 Two or More Races residents (2.36%), 123 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.435%), 88 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.311%), and 73 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.258%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Desert Hot Springs, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (11,192 speakers), Tagalog (234 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (157 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Desert Hot Springs, CA was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Desert Hot Springs, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Desert Hot Springs, CA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 23.7% of Desert Hot Springs, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Desert Hot Springs, CA was 24.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Desert Hot Springs, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Desert Hot Springs, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

83.5%

2017 Citizenship

83.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 83.5% of Desert Hot Springs, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Desert Hot Springs, CA was 83.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    15.8k ± 1.49k

  2. White Alone

    9k ± 881

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.92k ± 450

In 2017, there were 1.75 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (15.8k people) in Desert Hot Springs, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9k White Alone and 1.92k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Desert Hot Springs, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    11,192 speakers (43.5%)

  2. Tagalog

    234 speakers (0.909%)

  3. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

    157 speakers (0.61%)

47.6% of Desert Hot Springs, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Desert Hot Springs, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 43.5% of the overall population of Desert Hot Springs, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.909% speak Tagalog and 0.61% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    332 ± 112

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    176 ± 124

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    135 ± 88

Desert Hot Springs, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Desert Hot Springs, CA was $154,600 in 2017, which is 0.71 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,300 to $154,600, a 7.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Desert Hot Springs, CA is 43.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Desert Hot Springs, CA have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Desert Hot Springs, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,251

Median Household Income

± $3,100

9.36k

Number of Households

± 696

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.36k households in Desert Hot Springs, CA grew to $34,251 from the previous year's value of $34,059.

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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$154,600

2017 Median

± $7,818

$143,300

2016 Median

± $8,656

In 2017, the median property value in Desert Hot Springs, CA grew to to $154,600 from the previous year's value of $143,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Desert Hot Springs, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Desert Hot Springs, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Desert Hot Springs, CA 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 $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

43.7%

2017 Homeownership

45.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.7% of the housing units in Desert Hot Springs, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Desert Hot Springs, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Desert Hot Springs, CA have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.14% of the workforce in Desert Hot Springs, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Desert Hot Springs, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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