Joshua Tree, CA
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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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 food service (12.51%), sales jobs (9.28%), and office and administrative support (8.03%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.48% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Joshua Tree has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Joshua Tree a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Joshua Tree, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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

The percentage of adults in Joshua Tree who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.01% of the adults in Joshua Tree have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Joshua Tree in 2018 was $23,623, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,492 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 20.82% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Joshua Tree include German, Irish, English, French, 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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