Desert Shores, California

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Population in 2010: 1,104. Population change since 2000: +39.4%
Males: 662  (60.0%)
Females: 442  (40.0%)
Median resident age:  26.3 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 92274.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,759 (it was $24,712 in 2000)
Desert Shores:

$37,759
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $11,099 (it was $8,352 in 2000)

Desert Shores CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $60,514 (it was $48,900 in 2000)
Desert Shores:

$60,514
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $97,510; Detached houses: $144,177; Mobile homes: $64,796

Median gross rent in 2016: $495.

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  • Races in Desert Shores, CA (2010)

    Desert Shores races chart
    • 84876.8%Hispanic
    • 22019.9%White alone
    • 141.3%Two or more races
    • 111.0%American Indian alone
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 40.4%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone
    • 10.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Desert Shores: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Nigerian (4.5%), Jordanian (2.1%), Portuguese (1.1%), Scottish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: -200 feet

Land area: 0.66 square miles.

Population density: 1,684 people per square mile   (low).

Desert Shores,CA real estate house value index trend

Desert Shores, California map

For population 25 years and over in Desert Shores:

  • High school or higher: 45.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Desert Shores CDP:

  • Never married: 36.8%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

394 residents are foreign born (30.8% Latin America).

This place:

33.2%
California:

27.0%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Desert Shores, California as of March 19, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Desert Shores to the number of sex offenders is 593 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,050 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,323 (2.8%)

Desert Shores satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (18.3 miles , pop. 118,932).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (77.2 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Salton Sea Beach, CA (1.6 miles ), Oasis, CA (2.3 miles ), Salton City, CA (2.9 miles ), Mecca, CA (3.5 miles ), West Imperial, CA (3.6 miles ), Thermal, CA (4.2 miles ), Coachella Valley, CA (4.3 miles ), Bombay Beach, CA (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 33.40 N, Longitude: 116.04 W

Desert Shores household income distribution Desert Shores home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

21.6%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (31%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (32%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Desert Shores: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Desert Shores, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Desert Shores-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 659% 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 60.9 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from Desert Shores center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 80.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from Desert Shores center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 46.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Imperial County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquakes: 2, Landslides: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Desert Shores topographic map

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

  • College of the Desert (about 31 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 51 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 61 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • California State University-San Marcos (about 68 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 8,070)
  • Palomar College (about 69 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 15,037)
  • Grossmont College (about 70 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 70 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)

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Notable location: West Shore Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Imperial County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 283. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

283
U.S.:

75

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 41.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 57.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

57.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 31.5%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.5% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.2 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.8
California average:

15.3

Desert Shores travel time to work - commute Desert Shores mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Desert Shores CDP (based on Imperial County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,22612
Evangelical Protestant12,70780
Other3,63314
Mainline Protestant1,13712
Black Protestant6695
None107,156-
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: 40
Imperial County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Imperial County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Imperial County:

25.4%
California:

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

16.6%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.2%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.1%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Desert Shores:

22.6%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Desert Shores:

10.0%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Desert Shores:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

51.1%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.4%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Desert Shores, CA Residents

3.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Diego County, CA  0.71% ($37,372 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.70% ($27,872)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.40% ($25,974)


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
California average:

5.12%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($664 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Diego County, CA  0.90% ($41,430 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.66% ($30,814)
to Yuma County, AZ  0.36% ($26,502)

Strongest AM radio stations in Desert Shores:

  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KNWQ (1140 AM; 10 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, 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)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KPSI (920 AM; 5 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Desert Shores:

  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRCK-FM (97.7 FM; MECCA, CA; Owner: PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYOR (106.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCLB-FM (93.7 FM; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KUNA-FM (96.7 FM; LA QUINTA, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • KPSC (88.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 7,200Total average daily traffic
  • 1,800Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,500Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Vince P Cox, 1.4 Mi Nw Near I86 (Lat: 33.417500 Lon: -116.057778), Type: 59.7, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: 9097954442, Ict32147@aol.Com, 32147 DUNLAP BLVD STE G
  • Lisa M Minney, 3842 Scott (Lat: 33.407389 Lon: -116.045528), Type: 59.4, Structure height: 06025 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7244162000, Regulatory.Department@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Lisa M Minney, 3842 Scott (Lat: 33.407389 Lon: -116.045528), Type: 59.4, Structure height: 06025 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7244162000, Regulatory.Department@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Lisa M Minney, 3842 Scott (Lat: 33.407389 Lon: -116.045528), Type: 59.4, Structure height: 06025 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7244162000, Regulatory.Department@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Lisa M Minney, 3842 Scott (Lat: 33.407389 Lon: -116.045528), Type: 59.4, Structure height: 06025 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7244162257, Lisa.Minney@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Lisa M Minney, 3842 Scott (Lat: 33.407389 Lon: -116.045528), Type: 59.4, Structure height: 06025 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: 7244162257, Lisa.Minney@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • 1.4 Mi Nw Near I86 (Lat: 33.417500 Lon: -116.057778), Type: 59.7, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: 9097954442, Ict32147@aol.Com, 32147 DUNLAP BLVD STE G

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • NORTH SALTON, 3842 Scott (Lat: 33.407389 Lon: -116.045528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQHT264
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz... (+38 more)Grant Date: 10/30/2007, Expiration Date: 10/30/2017, Certifier: Pamelia Y HoofRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • SD06567ASST1, 3842 Scott (Lat: 33.407389 Lon: -116.045528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQUX425
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2014, Expiration Date: 11/06/2024, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB0GMT, Grant Date: 03/16/1993, Expiration Date: 03/16/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2005, Registrant: Marvin J Bramham, 607 Black Diamond Rd, Desert Shores, CA 92274

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$72,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.02

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • No fuel used (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Desert Shores compared to California state average:

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