Desert Hot Springs Demographics

Population Estimates 2021

Desert Hot Springs Population, Census 2020 – 32,512
Desert Hot Springs Population, Census 2010 – 25,938

Persons under 5 years – 6.8%
Persons under 18 years – 25.7%
Persons 65 years and over – 13.5%
Female persons, percent – 51.5%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White – 60.2%
Black or African American – 9.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native – 1.4%
Asian – 3.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander – 0.2%
Two or More Races – 10.3%
Hispanic or Latino – 56.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino – 27.5%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 – 1,123
Foreign born persons, 2016-2020 – 1,123%

Housing
Desert Hot Springs owner-occupied housing unit rate – 47.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units – $218,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage – $1,424
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage – $490
Median gross rent – $1,046

Families & Living Arrangements
Desert Hot Springs Households – 10,776
Persons per household – 2.70
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+ – 87.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+ – 43.6%

Computer and Internet Use
Desert Hot Springs households with a computer, percent – 88.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription – 81.7%

Education
Desert Hot Springs high school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+ – 77.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+ – 15.7%

Health
With a disability, under age 65 years – 9.5%
Desert Hot Springs persons without health insurance, under age 65 years – 16.0%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+ – 16.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+ – 54.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales – 19,158
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue – 14,983
Total manufacturers shipments – 0
Total retail sales – 144,438
Total retail sales per capita – $144,438

Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+ – 27.4

Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars) – $37,818
Per capita income in past 12 months – $20,751
Persons in poverty – 24.0%

Businesses
All firms – 2,169
Men-owned firms – 1,018
Women-owned firms – 1,070
Minority-owned firms – 1,365
Nonminority-owned firms – 746
Veteran-owned firms – 746
Nonveteran-owned firms – 1,948

Geography
Population per square mile – 1,098.4
Land area in square miles – 23.62


For 2019

Population – 155,222 (0.0682% 1-Year Growth)

Median Age – 49.3 (2.28% 1-Year Increase)

Poverty Rate – 16.8% (3.42% 1-Year Increase)

Median Household Income – $54,930 (3.53% 1-Year Growth)

Median Property Value – $316,100 (5.68% 1-Year Growth)

Employed Population – 53,336 (0.35% 1-Year Growth)

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