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 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%).
In Desert Hot Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.39 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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 11.80% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
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.