Desert Hot Springs, CA

Desert Hot Springs profile

Living in Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 28,878 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Desert Hot Springs is the 268th largest community in California.

Desert Hot Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (11.91%), maintenance occupations (11.08%), and office and administrative support (9.65%).

The rate of college-level education in Desert Hot Springs is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.36% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Desert Hot Springs in 2018 was $18,076, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,304 for a family of four. However, Desert Hot Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Desert Hot Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.06% 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 54.50% 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, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Desert Hot Springs's cultural character, accounting for 24.57% 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.