Desert Edge, California

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Population in 2010: 3,822.
Males: 1,871  (49.0%)
Females: 1,951  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

68.6 years
California median age:

36.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,944
Desert Edge:

$63,944
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,186

Desert Edge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $352,700
Desert Edge:

$352,700
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $381,378; detached houses: $413,460; townhouses or other attached units: $339,822; in 2-unit structures: $430,967; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $304,683; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $245,953; mobile homes: $99,896; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $110,116

Median gross rent in 2017: $619.

March 2019 cost of living index in Desert Edge: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.8%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Desert Edge, CA (2010)
    • 2,50265.5%White alone
    • 1,22031.9%Hispanic
    • 310.8%Two or more races
    • 280.7%Asian alone
    • 240.6%American Indian alone
    • 140.4%Black alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Desert Edge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Desert Edge, California as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Desert Edge is 3,953 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (11.6%), German (8.0%), American (6.0%), Canadian (4.3%), Czech (2.8%), Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

779 residents are foreign born (12.9% Latin America, 6.3% North America, 4.4% Europe).

This place:

24.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $721 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $340 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (24.9 miles , pop. 118,932).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (54.9 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Diego, CA (89.0 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities:

Desert Hot Springs, CA (2.2 miles ),
Sky Valley, CA (2.4 miles ),
Garnet, CA (2.5 miles ),
Thousand Palms, CA (2.8 miles ),
Cathedral City, CA (2.8 miles ),
Palm Springs, CA (2.9 miles ),
Rancho Mirage, CA (3.3 miles ),
Morongo Valley, CA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.92 N, Longitude: 116.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Distribution of median household income in Desert Edge, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Desert Edge, CA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
California:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 132. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

132
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.174. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.174
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.58
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 44.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.89
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Desert Edge-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 702% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 18.9 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Riverside County (43) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 22, Floods: 18, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Desert Edge:

  • EISENHOWER MED CEN HOMECARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; PALM DESERT, CA)
  • RAI-CORPORATE WAY-PALM DESERT (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; PALM DESERT, CA)
  • LIFECARE SOLUTIONS, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA)
  • CATHEDRAL CITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA)
  • DESERT HOSPITAL'S HOSPICE OF THE DESERT (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PALM SPRINGS, CA)
  • CANYON SPRINGS (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA)
  • CHARTER BHS OF SO CA PALM SPRINGS (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA)

Amtrak stations near Desert Edge:

  • 7 miles: PALM SPRINGS - NORTH (PALM SPRINGS, INDIAN CANYON DR. @ I-10) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 9 miles: PALM SPRINGS (300 N. INDIAN AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: PALM DESERT (MONTEREY AVE. & SAN GORGONIO WAY) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Desert Edge:

  • College of the Desert (about 14 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 32 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Crafton Hills College (about 39 miles; Yucaipa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,222)
  • University of Redlands (about 43 miles; Redlands, CA; FT enrollment: 4,854)
  • Moreno Valley College (about 44 miles; Moreno Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Loma Linda University (about 48 miles; Loma Linda, CA; FT enrollment: 2,839)
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Inland Empire (about 49 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Desert Crest Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Riverside County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

52.1%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Desert Edge:

Marital status in Desert Edge, CA
  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

For population 25 years and over in Desert Edge:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Desert Edge, CA (based on Riverside County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic602,76551
Evangelical Protestant240,306741
Other77,581194
Mainline Protestant29,535103
Black Protestant19,17040
Orthodox3,64711
None1,216,637-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 330
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 91
Riverside County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 311
This county:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,125
This county:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

17.9%

6.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($452 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.31% ($51,234 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.23% ($57,313)
from Orange County, CA  1.00% ($64,976)


5.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($480 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.11% ($44,347 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.77% ($46,622)
to Orange County, CA  0.71% ($58,801)

Strongest AM radio stations in Desert Edge:

  • KNWQ (1140 AM; 10 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPSI (920 AM; 5 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KCMJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KXPS (1010 AM; 4 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWXY (1340 AM; 1 kW; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: GLEN BARNETT, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KGAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Desert Edge:

  • K280CV (103.9 FM; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KLOB (94.7 FM; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEZN (103.1 FM; PALM DESERT, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPSI-FM (100.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KHCS (91.7 FM; PALM DESERT, CA; Owner: PRAIRIE AVENUE GOSPEL CENTER)
  • KMRJ (99.5 FM; RANCHO MIRAGE, CA; Owner: DANIEL P. MITCHELL)
  • KDES-FM (104.7 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KWXY-FM (98.5 FM; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: GLEN BARNETT, INC.)
  • KYOR (106.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSC (88.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KCLB-FM (93.7 FM; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWRP (96.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: MAGIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRI (89.3 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KJJZ (102.3 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: R M BROADCASTING L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Desert Edge:

  • KESQ-TV (Channel 42; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • KYAV-LP (Channel 12; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: JDF INVESTMENT CO. LLC)
  • KVPS-LP (Channel 8; INDIO, CA; Owner: VALCOM BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KMIR-TV (Channel 36; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K25GW (Channel 25; INDIO, CA; Owner: DESERT SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KPSP-LP (Channel 58; CATHEDRAL CITY-PALM, CA; Owner: DESERT TELEVISION LLC)
  • KVES-LP (Channel 28; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K32EM (Channel 32; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • K34EU (Channel 34; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • KDPX-LP (Channel 45; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: CHARLES R. MEEKER)
  • K21DO (Channel 21; PALM SPRINGS/INDIO, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K13WJ (Channel 13; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • K62AO (Channel 62; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • K21GI (Channel 21; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • K30GU (Channel 30; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • K67BH (Channel 67; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • K48EM (Channel 48; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • K66BM (Channel 66; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPSE-LP (Channel 50; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MIRAGE MEDIA, LLC)
Desert Edge fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Desert Edge fatal accident list:

Nov 17, 2016 87:99 PM, Cr-Dillon Road, Lat: 33.925272, Lon: -116.454639, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 20, 2010 11:00 PM, Dillon Rd, Lat: 33.925181, Lon: -116.434450, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 23, 2006 02:02 PM, Dillon Rd, Lat: 33.925290, Lon: -116.451130, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KI6YIF, Licensee ID: L01481705, Grant Date: 04/08/2009, Expiration Date: 04/08/2019, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2009, Certifier: Daniel L Dresser, Registrant: Daniel L Dresser, 17640 Corkill Rd #54, Desert Edge, CA 92241
  • Call Sign: W6EMF, Previous Call Sign: KI6YIF, Licensee ID: L01481705, Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/28/2019, Certifier: Daniel L Dresser, Registrant: Daniel L Dresser, 17640 Corkill Rd #54, Desert Edge, CA 92241
  • Call Sign: KJ6VDC, Licensee ID: L01697516, Grant Date: 03/20/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, Certifier: William E Knight, Registrant: William E Knight, 69350 Parkside Dr, Desert Edge, CA 92241
  • Call Sign: KJ6VDE, Licensee ID: L01697518, Grant Date: 03/20/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, Certifier: Lawrence L Edwards, Registrant: Lawrence L Edwards, 69291 Country Club Dr, Desert Edge, CA 92241-8211

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Desert Edge, CA
  • 61.7%Utility gas
  • 27.1%Electricity
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Desert Edge, CA
  • 35.0%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Electricity
  • 19.9%No fuel used
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Desert Edge compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Desert Edge on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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