La Quinta is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 38,181 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, La Quinta is the 222nd largest community in California.
Housing costs in La Quinta are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.84% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Another notable thing is that La Quinta is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The population of La Quinta is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.04% of adults in La Quinta have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Quinta in 2018 was $54,089, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $216,356 for a family of four. However, La Quinta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Quinta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Quinta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Quinta residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. La Quinta also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Quinta include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in La Quinta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.