Desert Hot Springs, CA
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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.

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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Desert Hot Springs who work in maintenance occupations (17.49%), sales jobs (10.61%), and food service (9.78%).

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 30.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In Desert Hot Springs, just 11.80% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Desert Hot Springs in 2010 was $13,828, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,312 for a family of four. Desert Hot Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.94% 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 57.38% 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 European.

Desert Hot Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.73%.

The most common language spoken in Desert Hot Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.