Joshua Tree is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 7,657 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Joshua Tree is the 456th largest community in California.
9.00% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Joshua Tree. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Retail and Construction industries respectively employ 16.94% and 13.31% of the civilian workforce.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Joshua Tree is worth considering.
One downside of living in Joshua Tree, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.84 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of adults in Joshua Tree who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.96% of the adults in Joshua Tree have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Joshua Tree in 2010 was $23,009, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,036 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 Asian. 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 19.94% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Joshua Tree include English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Joshua Tree is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.