Desert Hot Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 28,492 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Desert Hot Springs is the 268th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, Desert Hot Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Desert Hot Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Desert Hot Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Desert Hot Springs who work in maintenance occupations (15.42%), sales jobs (11.35%), and personal care services (9.30%).
One downside of living in Desert Hot Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Desert Hot Springs, the average commute to work is 30.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Desert Hot Springs has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Desert Hot Springs has quite a high level of public transit users. Desert Hot Springs’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
The percentage of people in Desert Hot Springs with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.19% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Desert Hot Springs in 2010 was $14,724, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,896 for a family of four. Desert Hot Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.90% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Desert Hot Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Desert Hot Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Desert Hot Springs, accounting for 56.20% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Desert Hot Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Desert Hot Springs include German, English, Italian, and French .
Desert Hot Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.23%.
The most common language spoken in Desert Hot Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.