Garnet, California

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Population in 2010: 7,543.
Males: 4,117  (54.6%)
Females: 3,426  (45.4%)
Median resident age:

29.6 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92258.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,944
Garnet:

$63,944
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,186

Garnet CDP income, earnings, and wages data

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

$352,700
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $142,533; detached houses: $178,483; mobile homes: $27,593

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,216.

March 2019 cost of living index in Garnet: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.0%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.5% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.6% for other race residents, 43.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Garnet, CA (2010)
    • 5,58074.0%Hispanic
    • 1,65421.9%White alone
    • 1672.2%Black alone
    • 530.7%Asian alone
    • 490.6%Two or more races
    • 300.4%American Indian alone
    • 60.08%Other race alone
    • 40.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: American (6.2%), Italian (2.5%), German (2.2%), European (1.4%), English (1.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 714 feet

1,349 residents are foreign born (19.5% Latin America, 2.6% North America).

This place:

22.5%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,632 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Gorgonio Pass, CA (21.1 miles , pop. 53,533).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (49.0 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Diego, CA (85.1 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities:

Desert Hot Springs, CA (2.1 miles ),
Palm Springs, CA (2.3 miles ),
Desert Edge, CA (2.5 miles ),
Cathedral City, CA (2.8 miles ),
Whitewater, CA (2.9 miles ),
Thousand Palms, CA (3.3 miles ),
Morongo Valley, CA (3.3 miles ),
Sky Valley, CA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.90 N, Longitude: 116.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Distribution of median household income in Garnet, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Garnet, 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 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.174
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.67. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.67
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 42.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.87
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Garnet-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 704% 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 19.5 miles away from Garnet 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 42.9 miles away from Garnet center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 159.3 miles away from Garnet center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 67.8 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 31.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 95.6 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 Garnet:

  • DESERT HOSPITAL'S HOSPICE OF THE DESERT (Hospital, about 2 miles away; PALM SPRINGS, CA)
  • EISENHOWER MED CEN HOMECARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PALM DESERT, CA)
  • SURGERY CENTERS OF THE DESERT (Hospital, about 5 miles away; PALM SPRINGS, CA)
  • HAVEN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; PALM SPRINGS, CA)
  • LIFECARE SOLUTIONS, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA)
  • ADVANCED HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; PALM SPRINGS, CA)
  • A+ HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; PALM SPRINGS, CA)

Amtrak stations near Garnet:

  • 1 miles: PALM SPRINGS - NORTH (PALM SPRINGS, INDIAN CANYON DR. @ I-10) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 6 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.
  • 16 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 Garnet:

  • College of the Desert (about 15 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 26 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Crafton Hills College (about 34 miles; Yucaipa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,222)
  • University of Redlands (about 38 miles; Redlands, CA; FT enrollment: 4,854)
  • Moreno Valley College (about 38 miles; Moreno Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Loma Linda University (about 43 miles; Loma Linda, CA; FT enrollment: 2,839)
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Inland Empire (about 44 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Garnet: Seven Palms Ranch (A), Desert Dunes Golf Course (B), Circle B Ranch (C), B Bar H Ranch (D). Display/hide their 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
Average household size:
This place:

3.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.5%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Garnet:

Marital status in Garnet, CA
  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Garnet:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.6
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garnet, 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.
California:

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.
California:

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
Riverside County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Riverside County:

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Riverside County:

15.2%
California:

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 Garnet:

  • 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.)
  • KWXY (1340 AM; 1 kW; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: GLEN BARNETT, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KGAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • 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 Garnet:

  • 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)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLOB (94.7 FM; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K280CV (103.9 FM; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KYOR (106.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KWRP (96.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: MAGIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KPLM-FM2 (106.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: RM BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPSI-FM (100.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KCXX (103.9 FM; LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA; Owner: ALL-PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXSB (101.7 FM; BIG BEAR LAKE, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)

TV broadcast stations around Garnet:

  • 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)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • K25GW (Channel 25; INDIO, CA; Owner: DESERT SPRINGS, INC.)
  • K48EM (Channel 48; MORONGO VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)
  • 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)
  • K66BM (Channel 66; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPSE-LP (Channel 50; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MIRAGE MEDIA, LLC)
Garnet fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Garnet fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garnet, CA
  • 54.4%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 17.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.6%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Garnet, CA
  • 52.3%Utility gas
  • 30.4%Electricity
  • 15.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used


Garnet compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Garnet on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 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+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 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+)"
  • #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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