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.
Joshua Tree is a military town: the armed forces employs 9.00% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Construction are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 16.94% and 13.31% of the civilian workforce respectively.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Joshua Tree, the average commute to work is 35.84 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Joshua Tree is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.96% of adults 25 and older 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.