Statistic Desert Hot Springs California National
Population 29,280 39,512,223 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 967 256 91
Median age 36.4 36.0 37.7
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 44% 52% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 47% 46% 43%
Speak English 56% 56% 79%
Speak Spanish 39% 29% 13%

Overview of Desert Hot Springs Demographics

Desert Hot Springs demographics provide invaluable insights into the composition, dynamics and needs of urban and rural areas, enabling them to plan, develop, and govern in ways that promote prosperity, equity and well-being for all residents. The Desert Hot Springs population is 29,280 and has a population density of 967 people per square mile, compared to the national average of 91. The median age of all residents is 36.4, 44% of people 15 years of age or older are married and 47% have kids under the age of 18. In Desert Hot Springs, 38% of households have a median income that is below $25,000 and 6% of households report a median income above $150,000.

Desert Hot Springs Racial Demographics & Ethnicity

The Desert Hot Springs racial demographics and ethnicity breakdown serves as a critical tool for understanding and addressing systemic inequities, promoting social justice and inclusion and building stronger, more resilient communities. The racial breakdown in Desert Hot Springs is 60.2% White, 9.7% Black or African American, 3.5% Asian, 1.4% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian - 56.4% of the population identify as Hispanic or Latino. Of all households, 56.4% reported speaking English only, while 39.1% reported speaking Spanish only. A total of 22.8% of residents were considered foreign born.

Desert Hot Springs Population Density

Desert Hot Springs, characterized by above-average population density, plays a pivotal role in promoting environmental sustainability by reducing per capita energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and land use. Its compact urban development encourages energy-efficient buildings, active transportation modes like walking and cycling and the utilization of public transit, fostering sustainable lifestyles and mitigating environmental impact. Additionally, the area's dense population contributes to a vibrant social and cultural scene, featuring a diverse array of cultural events, festivals and community activities. This cultural diversity fuels creativity, innovation, and cross-cultural exchange, enhancing the community's social fabric. The Desert Hot Springs population density stands at 967, exceeding the national average, at 91 people per square mile, positioning it in a nice position to reap the benefits of densely populated areas.

Why are Demographics Important?

Education Allocation: In education planning, Desert Hot Springs demographic data can be invaluable for identifying student demographics, school enrollment trends and educational needs. This data aids schools and policymakers in resource allocation and the formulation of effective educational programs. It serves as a crucial tool for recognizing disparities in educational access and outcomes among different demographic groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, socio-economic status and students with disabilities. Through the disaggregation of data by demographic factors, education planners can pinpoint areas of inequity and implement targeted interventions to enhance access, support, and outcomes for marginalized students. Overall, Desert Hot Springs demographic data can be an essential tool in education for promoting equity, facilitating student success, and nurturing inclusive learning environments that cater to the needs of all students.

Social Cohesion: Reporting and analyzing demographics can play a crucial role in fostering social cohesion and understanding among diverse communities. By recognizing and appreciating differences in Desert Hot Springs demographics, societies can promote inclusivity, diversity and social harmony, while addressing social disparities and promoting equal opportunities for all individuals. Racial demographics reflect the diversity of a population and contribute to fostering inclusive and welcoming communities. Embracing diversity strengthens social cohesion, promotes cultural understanding and enriches the fabric of society by celebrating the contributions of individuals from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Healthcare Planning: The examination of Desert Hot Springs demographics can potentially inform healthcare planning and delivery by identifying population health needs, disparities and risk factors. By comprehending demographic trends, healthcare providers and policymakers can allocate resources effectively, develop prevention and intervention programs, and address health inequities within communities. Through the utilization of demographic statistics, healthcare providers and policymakers aim to achieve equitable, accessible, and high-quality healthcare for all individuals and communities. This proactive healthcare planning approach ensures targeted interventions, efficient resource allocation and tailored healthcare services to meet the diverse needs of populations.

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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Desert Hot Springs is 278% higher than California
  • The median age in Desert Hot Springs is 1% higher than California
  • In Desert Hot Springs 60.22% of the population is White
  • In Desert Hot Springs 9.73% of the population is Black
  • In Desert Hot Springs 3.50% of the population is Asian

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      Desert Hot Springs racial demographics

      Race Desert Hot Springs California National
      White 60.22% 61.26% 73.35%
      Black 9.73% 5.85% 12.63%
      Asian 3.50% 13.85% 5.22%
      American Indian 1.37% 0.74% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.16% 0.39% 0.18%
      Mixed race 10.26% 4.62% 3.06%
      Other race 14.76% 13.28% 4.75%
      In Desert Hot Springs, 56.4% 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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      Desert Hot Springs age breakdown

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