Living in Desert Hot Springs, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Desert Hot Springs SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
4
Commute
6

Desert Hot Springs, CA Crime Report

947
Total Crimes
3,266.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
27.18%
Above National Average

Desert Hot Springs, CA Cost Of Living

102
Desert Hot Springs's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Desert Hot Springs, California Info Snack

Desert Hot Springs, also known as DHS, is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. The city is located within the Coachella Valley geographic region, sometimes referred to as the Desert Empire. The population was 25,938 at the 2010 census, up from 16,582 at the 2000 census. The city has undergone rapid development and high population growth since the 1970s, when there were 2,700 residents.
Population
28,430
Unemployment
10.4%
Poverty
33.5%
Median Home
$174,900
Median Income
$34,814
Median Rent
$938

Desert Hot Springs, CA Photos

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Rankings for Desert Hot Springs in California

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Map Of Desert Hot Springs, CA

Population over time in Desert Hot Springs

Year Population % Change
2017 28,430 0.5%
2016 28,298 0.7%
2015 28,092 0.6%
2014 27,912 0.8%
2013 27,678 2.1%
2012 27,096 2.3%
2011 26,474 2.6%
2010 25,793 4.5%
2009 24,675 -
Crime/100k Desert Hot Springs CA USA
Violent Crime 1065.8 447.4 368.9
Murder 10.3 4.4 5.0
Robbery 193.2 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 786.5 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2200.7 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 1007.2 416.2 376.0
Larceny 617.4 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 576.0 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Desert Hot Springs

White
28.7% (8,159)
African American
9.1% (2,592)
American Indian
0.3% (77)
Asian
2.8% (784)
Hawaiian
0.1% (19)
Other
0.3% (96)
Two Or More
2.4% (678)
Hispanic
56.4% (16,025)
Race Desert Hot Springs CA USA
White 28.7% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 9.1% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 2.8% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 56.4% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Desert Hot Springs, California

Less than $10,000
10.6% (302,396)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.2% (233,470)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.8% (535,867)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.5% (354,605)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.4% (494,511)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (463,421)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.2% (232,590)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.6% (186,248)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.9% (25,810)
$200,000 or more
0.5% (14,078)
Income Desert Hot Springs CA USA
Less than $10,000 10.6% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.2% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.8% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.5% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.4% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.2% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.6% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.9% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.5% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Desert Hot Springs

Female
50.5% (14,352)
Male
49.5% (14,078)
Gender Desert Hot Springs CA USA
Female 50.5% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Desert Hot Springs for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
12.0% (3,411)
9-12th Grade
16.0% (4,548)
High School / GED
31.0% (8,813)
Some College
21.0% (5,970)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,990)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (2,558)
Master's Degree
2.0% (568)
Professional Degree
1.0% (284)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (284)
Education Desert Hot Springs CA USA
< 9th Grade 12.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 16.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

5 Reviews & Comments About Desert Hot Springs


Mac Lik

I live in DHS and have most of my life there are bad parts but a lot of good in the city.. we have the best water on earth.. we were the first city to pass a marijuana bill to build factories and produce mass amounts or marijuana. I personally worked at the most exclusive spot in town where I met so many different celebrities athletes producers and so on.. and where the original watsu massage was created. that place is amazing, I met Robert plant many times.. if you listen to the immigrant song by led zeppelin, he says he goes were the hot springs flow.. man that was awesome to hear him say that. I agree that this place is not perfect but this place is getting a h**l of a lot better.. and if you like to smoke weed we have like 10 shops in this little town..


Mediazzzzzz

wow I live in desert hot springs and I moved out of Compton to move to this p***********t city but I'm working idk about all these other b*m a*s n****s asking for change


James Mackay

I live in Dhs, desert hot springs, I do have a friendly pit bull, we too have several weed shops, but we are safe, I would am not afraid to wonder around at night


La Familia michoacan

I live in desert hot springs and it's not that bad


HomeSnacks User

I live 2 miles from Desert Hot Springs in the Unincorporated area. Where I live there is no crime or burglaries. I can leave things outside and they are never touched. Desert Hot Springs doesn't have very many noticeable homeless people because the majority of Homeless live in Palm Springs. I go to the stores in Desert Hot Springs and I seldom ever see a homeless person. The crime in Palm Springs is much worse then Desert Hot Springs as a fact. Your opinion of Desert Hot Springs is wrong. Where are all of these abandoned homes you falsely state- If there are empty homes then they should be for sale. I buy and rent or sell homes I buy and I can tell you that there are few foreclosed homes for sale that are a bargain in Desert Hot Springs. Most residents travel to other places to do things since it takes 15 minutes to get most places. I love living in Desert Hot Springs.

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