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Joshua Tree, CA
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Joshua Tree is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 6,489 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Joshua Tree is the 481st largest community in California.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Joshua Tree is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Joshua Tree is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Joshua Tree who work in office and administrative support (14.68%), management occupations (11.29%), and food service (11.15%).

Also of interest is that Joshua Tree has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Being a small town, Joshua Tree does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Joshua Tree is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.90% of adults 25 and older in Joshua Tree have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Joshua Tree in 2018 was $23,627, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,508 for a family of four. However, Joshua Tree contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Joshua Tree is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Joshua Tree home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Joshua Tree residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Joshua Tree also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.61% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Joshua Tree include German, Irish, French, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Joshua Tree is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.


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