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.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Joshua Tree, employing 9.33% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Retail and Public Service industries employ 16.20% and 12.65% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
A relatively large number of people in Joshua Tree telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.45% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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 32.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
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, 22.83% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Joshua Tree in 2010 was $22,792, 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 $91,168 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 19.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Joshua Tree include Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Joshua Tree is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.