Oasis, California

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Population in 2010: 6,890.
Males: 3,331  (48.4%)
Females: 3,559  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  24.9 years
California median age:  36.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,134
Oasis:

$60,134
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,505

Oasis CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $329,600
Oasis:

$329,600
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $71,926; Detached houses: $338,961; Mobile homes: $53,347

Median gross rent in 2016: $636.

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  • Races in Oasis, CA (2010)

    Oasis races chart
    • 6,73197.7%Hispanic
    • 681.0%White alone
    • 390.6%Asian alone
    • 360.5%American Indian alone
    • 150.2%Two or more races
    • 10.01%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oasis: 105.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Oasis:

  • High school or higher: 18.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oasis CDP:

  • Never married: 39.6%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

2,525 residents are foreign born (56.1% Latin America).

This place:

56.2%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,583 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $797 (5.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (13.2 miles , pop. 118,932).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (77.1 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Desert Shores, CA (2.3 miles ), Mecca, CA (2.8 miles ), Salton Sea Beach, CA (2.8 miles ), Thermal, CA (3.5 miles ), Vista Santa Rosa, CA (3.6 miles ), Coachella Valley, CA (3.6 miles ), Salton City, CA (3.8 miles ), Coachella, CA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.47 N, Longitude: 116.10 W

Oasis household income distribution Oasis home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (67%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Information (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (57%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (64%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (2%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (2%)
  • Production occupations (1%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (56%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Oasis-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 664% 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 55.6 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 75.1 miles away from Oasis center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 197.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from Oasis center
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 52.3 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 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).

Amtrak station near Oasis:

  • 19 miles: INDIO (45995 MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oasis:

  • College of the Desert (about 25 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 56 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 56 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • California State University-San Marcos (about 66 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 8,070)
  • Palomar College (about 67 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 15,037)
  • Grossmont College (about 70 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • Alliant International University (about 70 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 3,155)

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Notable locations in Oasis: Torres Martinez Indian Reservation Headquarters (A), Oriols Service Station (B), Oasis Maintenance Station (C), Riverside County Fire Department Station 42 Oasis (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Martinez Cemetery (1). 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

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 41.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 58.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

58.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 48.4%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 48.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 50.1% for other race residents, 48.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  90.0%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

32.3
California average:

15.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oasis CDP (based on Riverside County data)

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.
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
Riverside County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
California:

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

15.2%
State:

17.9%

6.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.45% ($40,820 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($43,924)
from Orange County, CA  1.03% ($49,190)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($396 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.22% ($35,688 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.94% ($37,493)
to Orange County, CA  0.88% ($47,472)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oasis:

  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KNWQ (1140 AM; 10 kW; PALM SPRINGS, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KXPS (1010 AM; 4 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oasis:

  • KRCK-FM (97.7 FM; MECCA, CA; Owner: PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS)
  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KCLB-FM (93.7 FM; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KYOR (106.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, 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)
  • KWRP (96.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: MAGIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSC (88.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KLOB (94.7 FM; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKUU (92.7 FM; INDIO, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K280CV (103.9 FM; CATHEDRAL CITY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Oasis:

  • KESQ-TV (Channel 42; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 22m72ftTotal length
  • 19,132Total average daily traffic
  • 1,986Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,818Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 61970-1979
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Oasis, CA

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oasis and their reported violations in the past:

OASIS PALMS RV PARK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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

Oasis on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Central America (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Americas (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Latin America (population 500+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social service occupations (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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