Desert Center demographics profile

StatisticDesert CenterCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)623291
Median age47.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1827%46%43%
Speak English84%56%79%
Speak Spanish16%29%13%
Desert Center, CA has a population of 189 and is the 24,708th largest city in the United States. The population density is 6 per sq mi which is 97% lower than the California average and 93% lower than the national average. The median age in Desert Center is 47 which is approximately 31% higher than the California average of 36. In Desert Center, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 16% speak Spanish. 57% of Desert Center residents were born in California, 30% were born out of state, 7% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Desert Center is 97% lower than California.
  • The median age in Desert Center is 31% higher than California.
  • In Desert Center 75.13% of the population is White.
  • In Desert Center 0.00% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Desert Center 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Desert Center population breakdown by race

RaceDesert CenterCaliforniaNational
Black or African American0.00%5.85%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race8.47%4.62%3.06%
Other race16.40%13.28%4.75%
In Desert Center, 45.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Desert Center, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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