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.
7.84% 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 Accommodation and Retail industries respectively employ 14.41% and 12.87% of the civilian workforce.
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.
One downside of living in Joshua Tree, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.12 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For a small town, Joshua Tree has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Joshua Tree exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The population of Joshua Tree overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Joshua Tree, 22.08% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Joshua Tree in 2010 was $22,395, 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 $89,580 for a family of four. However, Joshua Tree contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Joshua Tree is an extremely 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 23.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Joshua Tree include German, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Joshua Tree is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.