Desert Hot Springs, California

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Population in 2017: 28,757 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +73.4%
Males: 14,305  (49.7%)
Females: 14,452  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

34.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92240, 92282.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,018 (it was $25,987 in 2000)
Desert Hot Springs:

$36,018
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,965 (it was $11,954 in 2000)

Desert Hot Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $179,072 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
Desert Hot Springs:

$179,072
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: $963.

March 2019 cost of living index in Desert Hot Springs: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.8%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.1% for Black residents, 42.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.8% for American Indian residents, 24.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.0% for other race residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Desert Hot Springs, CA (2017)
    • 16,57256.9%Hispanic
    • 8,89730.6%White alone
    • 2,0096.9%Black alone
    • 7332.5%Asian alone
    • 6312.2%Two or more races
    • 2060.7%Other race alone
    • 1040.4%American Indian alone
    • 560.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 121 registered sex offenders living in Desert Hot Springs, California as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Desert Hot Springs is 239 to 1.


Crime rates in Desert Hot Springs by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(15.5)
3
(14.5)
4
(16.7)
4
(15.7)
8
(31.3)
3
(11.9)
4
(15.2)
6
(21.5)
2
(7.2)
7
(24.9)
7
(24.6)
5
(17.5)
7
(24.4)
3
(10.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
22
(113.4)
20
(96.7)
16
(67.0)
13
(51.0)
8
(31.3)
8
(31.6)
14
(53.3)
12
(43.0)
3
(10.7)
11
(39.2)
16
(56.3)
14
(49.0)
18
(62.7)
22
(75.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
47
(242.3)
74
(357.9)
61
(255.3)
74
(290.5)
85
(332.3)
67
(264.7)
55
(209.6)
67
(239.9)
63
(225.5)
51
(181.6)
62
(218.2)
43
(150.5)
56
(195.0)
56
(193.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
184
(948.4)
200
(967.3)
195
(816.2)
224
(879.4)
225
(879.7)
296
(1,170)
261
(994.6)
259
(927.4)
209
(748.1)
99
(352.5)
147
(517.3)
163
(570.5)
211
(734.8)
228
(786.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
752
(3,876)
743
(3,593)
637
(2,666)
613
(2,407)
549
(2,146)
573
(2,264)
594
(2,263)
571
(2,044)
487
(1,743)
483
(1,720)
459
(1,615)
464
(1,624)
341
(1,187)
292
(1,007)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
670
(3,453)
660
(3,192)
655
(2,742)
586
(2,301)
594
(2,322)
630
(2,489)
693
(2,641)
432
(1,547)
475
(1,700)
423
(1,506)
311
(1,094)
221
(773.5)
189
(658.1)
179
(617.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
281
(1,448)
375
(1,814)
426
(1,783)
371
(1,457)
368
(1,439)
177
(699.4)
176
(670.7)
154
(551.4)
141
(504.7)
254
(904.4)
340
(1,197)
241
(843.5)
254
(884.5)
167
(576.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(15.7)
20
(78.2)
5
(19.8)
6
(22.9)
3
(10.7)
3
(10.7)
3
(10.7)
9
(31.7)
6
(21.0)
3
(10.4)
8
(27.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)909.3931.5765.9712.3721.5676.3652.7583.9470.6459.1515.8445.5484.6437.9

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City-data.com crime index in Desert Hot Springs, CA

Crime rate in Desert Hot Springs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.86
California average:

1.99
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Desert Hot Springs, CA City Guides:

Ancestries: American (2.9%), English (2.5%), German (2.3%), Italian (2.0%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 23.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,237 people per square mile   (low).

Desert Hot Springs, California map

6,726 residents are foreign born (19.1% Latin America).

This city:

23.1%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,091 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,921 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Gorgonio Pass, CA (23.2 miles , pop. 53,533).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (51.0 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Diego, CA (89.6 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities:

Garnet, CA (2.1 miles ),
Desert Edge, CA (2.2 miles ),
Morongo Valley, CA (2.8 miles ),
Palm Springs, CA (3.1 miles ),
Sky Valley, CA (3.2 miles ),
Whitewater, CA (3.2 miles ),
Cathedral City, CA (3.3 miles ),
Thousand Palms, CA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 33.96 N, Longitude: 116.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,210 (-21.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,054 (19.9%)

Area code: 760

Distribution of median household income in Desert Hot Springs, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Desert Hot Springs, CA in 2017
Desert Hot Springs satellite photo by USGS

Desert Hot Springs tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.5%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Desert Hot Springs, CA
Historical housing units in Desert Hot Springs, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +4,801 (+40.8%).
Most common industries in Desert Hot Springs, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.8%)
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.9%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.4%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (11.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.8%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Health care (3.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.5%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Private households (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Desert Hot Springs, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Carpenters (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)

Average climate in Desert Hot Springs, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Desert Hot Springs, California environmental map by EPA

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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 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.174
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.50
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 45.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.86
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Desert Hot Springs-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 706% 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 15.5 miles away from Desert Hot Springs 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 38.5 miles away from Desert Hot Springs center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from Desert Hot Springs center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from Desert Hot Springs 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 28.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from Desert Hot Springs 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).
Desert Hot Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Desert Hot Springs:

  • ADELSTEIN HOUSE (66-145 GRANADA STREET)
  • BETTY AND MARTIN RUSSELL HOUSE (66-770 HACIENDA BLVD)
  • ROBERT AND MARIAN KUSTER HOUSE (66-863 FLORA AVENUE)
  • THE HELENE KALFUSS HOUSE (66-811 FOURTH STREET)
  • THE JOHN FURBEE HOUSE (66-897 CAHUILLA AVENUE)

Heliports located in Desert Hot Springs:

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Amtrak stations near Desert Hot Springs:

  • 5 miles: PALM SPRINGS - NORTH (PALM SPRINGS, INDIAN CANYON DR. @ I-10) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 10 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.
  • 18 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 Hot Springs:

  • College of the Desert (about 18 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 29 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Crafton Hills College (about 35 miles; Yucaipa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,222)
  • University of Redlands (about 39 miles; Redlands, CA; FT enrollment: 4,854)
  • Moreno Valley College (about 41 miles; Moreno Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Loma Linda University (about 44 miles; Loma Linda, CA; FT enrollment: 2,839)
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Inland Empire (about 45 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Public high school in Desert Hot Springs:

Public elementary/middle schools in Desert Hot Springs:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Desert Hot Springs: Two Bunch Palms (A), American Medical Response Desert Hot Springs (B), Cabots Old Indian Pueblo and Museum (C), Desert Hot Springs City Hall (D), Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce (E), Desert Hot Springs Branch Riverside City and County Public Library (F), Riverside County Fire Department Station 37 Desert Hot Springs (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Desert Hot Springs Town Center Shopping Center (1), Hacienda Palms Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Morongo Wash (A), Little Morongo Creek (B), Big Morongo Wash (C), Little Morongo Wash (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Desert Hot Springs include: Arroyo Park (1), Eastside Neighborhood Park (2), Mission Springs Park (3), Wardman Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: CTY of Desert Hot Springs (Recreation Areas; 68250 Hacienda Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Agua Caliente Hotel & Spa (14500 Palm Drive) (1), Beat Hotel (67840 Hacienda Avenue) (2), Adobe Inn & Spa (66365 7th Street) (3), Broadview Lodge (12672 Eliseo Road) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Desert Hot Springs and their reported violations in the past:

DESERT HOT SPRINGS SPA HOTEL (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.8%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Desert Hot Springs in 2010:

  • 78 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Desert Hot Springs in 2000:

  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Desert Hot Springs (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Desert Hot Springs Branch at 13210 Palm Drive, branch established on 1980/06/09. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Desert Hot Springs Towne at 14000 Palm Drive, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Compass Bank: Desert Hot Springs Branch at 66565 Pierson Blvd., branch established on 1980/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

For population 15 years and over in Desert Hot Springs:

Marital status in Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • Never married: 38.0%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Desert Hot Springs:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.5
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Desert Hot Springs
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Religion statistics for Desert Hot Springs, 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
Riverside County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Riverside 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.
California:

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

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

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:
Riverside County:

15.2%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Desert Hot Springs:

46.0%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.6%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Desert Hot Springs:

28.5
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Desert Hot Springs:

23.9%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Desert Hot Springs:

32.1%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Desert Hot Springs:

52.8%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.1%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Desert Hot Springs, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 22$197,461$107,7060$0
Police - Other 15$62,914$50,3315$6,095
Streets and Highways 9$48,292$64,3890$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 8$42,173$63,2601$2,301
Financial Administration 7$38,025$65,1860$0
Other Government Administration 6$36,601$73,2020$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,510$33,0601$755
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 69$430,976$74,9527$9,151

Desert Hot Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,545,000 ($123.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,227,000 ($77.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,815,000 ($306.53)
    Central Staff Services: $2,269,000 ($78.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,087,000 ($72.57)
    Regular Highways: $1,657,000 ($57.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,204,000 ($41.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,167,000 ($40.58)
    Financial Administration: $933,000 ($32.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $735,000 ($25.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $543,000 ($18.88)
    Health - Other: $333,000 ($11.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,593,000 ($55.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $178,000 ($6.19)
    Regular Highways: $90,000 ($3.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $13,000 ($0.45)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,343,000 ($151.02)

Desert Hot Springs government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $562,000 ($19.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $158,000 ($5.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,065,000 ($71.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,922,000 ($66.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,328,000 ($46.18)
    Donations From Private Sources: $319,000 ($11.09)
    General Revenue - Other: $248,000 ($8.62)
    Interest Earnings: $221,000 ($7.69)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $680,000 ($23.65)
    Other: $337,000 ($11.72)
    General Local Government Support: $10,000 ($0.35)
  • Tax - Property: $5,928,000 ($206.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,171,000 ($110.27)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,188,000 ($41.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $968,000 ($33.66)
    Other: $477,000 ($16.59)
    Other License: $419,000 ($14.57)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $171,000 ($5.95)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $45,000 ($1.56)

Desert Hot Springs government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,028,000 ($1948.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,200,000 ($424.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,159,000 ($214.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,384,000 ($48.13)

Desert Hot Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,000 ($1.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,001,000 ($452.10)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,134,000 ($282.85)

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)
Businesses in Desert Hot Springs, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Big O Tires1Rite Aid1
Carl\s Jr.1Starbucks1
Decora Cabinetry1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Vons1
Kmart1World Gym1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Desert Hot Springs:

  • 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)
  • KXPS (1010 AM; 4 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCMJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Desert Hot Springs:

  • 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)
  • KYOR (106.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KLOB (94.7 FM; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K280CV (103.9 FM; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZN (103.1 FM; PALM DESERT, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KPSI-FM (100.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KWRP (96.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: MAGIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCXX (103.9 FM; LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA; Owner: ALL-PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLM-FM2 (106.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: RM BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KXSB (101.7 FM; BIG BEAR LAKE, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K205DK (88.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Desert Hot Springs:

  • KESQ-TV (Channel 42; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • KYAV-LP (Channel 12; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: JDF INVESTMENT CO. 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)
  • 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)
  • KVPS-LP (Channel 8; INDIO, CA; Owner: VALCOM BROADCASTING LLC)
  • K48EM (Channel 48; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KDPX-LP (Channel 45; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: CHARLES R. MEEKER)
  • K21DO (Channel 21; PALM SPRINGS/INDIO, CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K14AB (Channel 14; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • K16AA (Channel 16; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Desert Hot Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 35.1mTotal length
  • 339,834Total average daily traffic
  • 61,475Total average daily truck traffic
  • 375,611Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Desert Hot Springs, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Desert Hot Springs, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED164$110,993118$87,19347$130,4874$32,8481$261,65079$85,9601$106,210
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$114,85213$83,04514$143,5920$00$010$80,3851$140,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED60$117,89042$97,34466$131,45810$65,9762$437,50048$101,3815$70,430
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$94,89018$85,11427$135,8142$52,9350$015$106,2102$61,680
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$99,8226$108,5158$99,3465$78,9300$08$95,6360$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0445.06 , 0445.07, 0445.08, 0445.09, 0445.10

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$94,6020$02$86,715
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$228,6201$263,7603$298,140
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$65,0300$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$263,6400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$110,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0445.06 , 0445.07, 0445.08, 0445.09, 0445.10

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Desert Hot Springs, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Desert Hot Springs, CA - Value
Most common first names in Desert Hot Springs, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21276.5 years
Robert18670.4 years
William17275.6 years
James15073.2 years
Mary14979.5 years
Charles11776.4 years
George11076.9 years
Joseph9675.1 years
Richard8469.0 years
Margaret7577.3 years
Most common last names in Desert Hot Springs, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6871.7 years
Johnson5975.5 years
Anderson3777.0 years
Davis2974.3 years
Williams2874.8 years
Miller2773.0 years
Thompson2677.5 years
Clark2573.3 years
Brown2475.0 years
Taylor2478.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • 76.5%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • 56.5%Utility gas
  • 34.0%Electricity
  • 6.4%No fuel used
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Solar energy


Desert Hot Springs compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Armenia (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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