Income/capita 51%
Household income 38%
Unemployment 39%
IndexDesert Hot SpringsCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$14,724$31,458$29,829
Median household income$34,059$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,840$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,395$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$25,069$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$17,230$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level33.9%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Desert Hot Springs is 51% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Desert Hot Springs is 38% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Desert Hot Springs is 39% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Desert Hot Springs is 124% higher than the national average

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      Desert Hot Springs employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.1%2.7%
      Manufacturing sector3.1%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%1.8%
      Wholesale & retail services19.4%17.2%
      Public administration1.8%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%2.0%
      Education, health & social services8.9%30.5%

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      Rancho Mirage, CA17,876$66,08319%
      Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA2,548$57,7504%
      Palm Springs, CA46,714$46,05917%
      Thousand Palms, CA7,875$43,20722%
      Indio Hills, CA1,119$43,11422%
      Desert Hot Springs, CA28,092$34,05938%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Harrison, NY28,082$107,34494%
      Carlsbad, NM28,079$58,2925%
      American Fork, UT28,127$69,49326%
      Oak Forest, IL28,055$75,56337%
      Maryville, TN28,151$53,0904%
      Desert Hot Springs, CA28,092$34,05938%
      Source: The Desert Hot Springs, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).