Information About Desert Hot Springs

The total estimated population is 28,291. Density is very low at 176 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 20,512; Two or More Races: 1,364; Black: 1,169; Asian: 432; American Indian: 391; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 26; Other Race: 4,397; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 10,736 (38%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 17,555 (62%)

There are 6,084 foreign born residents, of which 29.4% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 4,426; Canada: 292; Korea: 199; United Kingdom: 130; El Salvador: 127; Philippines: 87; Hungary: 84; U.S. Born: This State: 13,822; Midwest: 3,385; South: 2,071; Northeast: 1,441; West: 1,425;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Desert Hot Springs Most Common US Birthplaces in Desert Hot Springs

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 41 years.

Age Distribution

There are 2,021 married couples with children and 1,374 single-parent households (380 men, 994 women).

The median household income is $26,945 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; California: $47,493; Desert Hot Springs: $26,945;

23% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; California: 14%; Desert Hot Springs: 23%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 6,889; Government: 1,020; Self-employed: 796; Unpaid family work: 77; Occupation: Service: 2,585; Sales and office: 2,327; Management, professional, and related: 1,713; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 1,623; Office and administrative support: 1,395; Production, transportation, and material moving: 1,100;

Work Types in Desert Hot Springs Common Occupations in Desert Hot Springs

The average commute time is 31 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 6,251; Car or truck (carpooled): 2,122; Worked at home: 321; Walked: 224; Public transportation: 209; Bicycle: 5;

Transportation to work methods in Desert Hot Springs

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Desert Hot Springs.

There are 16,519 housing units, of which 6,713 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 6,710; Renter: 3,891; Vacant: 5,918; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 5,073; Not Mortgaged: 1,637;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Desert Hot Springs

The median single family home value is $82,900.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; California: $1,478; Desert Hot Springs: $809;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; California: $677; Desert Hot Springs: $447;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 4.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 56; 1940 to 1949: 223; 1950 to 1959: 1,351; 1960 to 1969: 1,847; 1970 to 1979: 4,213; 1980 to 1989: 5,391; 1990 to 1994: 2,357; 1995 to 1998: 953; 1999 to March 2000: 128;

2.9% of homes lack plumbing and 3.5% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 7,178; Electricity: 2,517; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 752; No Fuel: 77;

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