Desert Hot Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 28,335 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Desert Hot Springs is the 268th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Desert Hot Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Desert Hot Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Desert Hot Springs who work in maintenance occupations (17.70%), sales jobs (10.60%), and office and administrative support (10.09%).
In Desert Hot Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Desert Hot Springs rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.03% of adults 25 and older in Desert Hot Springs have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Desert Hot Springs in 2010 was $14,466, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,864 for a family of four. Desert Hot Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.15% 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. The greatest number of Desert Hot Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Desert Hot Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 56.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Desert Hot Springs include Irish, English, European, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Desert Hot Springs's cultural character, accounting for 24.03% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Desert Hot Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.