Desert Hot Springs 51 Poor
Desert Hot Springs Livability #1,260 ranked city in California#27,870 ranked city in the USARanks better than 4% of areas
A Desert Hot Springs Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Desert Hot Springs Cost of Living Cost of living is 26% lower than California
Desert Hot Springs
1044% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Desert Hot Springs cost of living
F Desert Hot Springs Crime Total crime is 16% higher than California
Total crime
3,21229% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3229% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Desert Hot Springs crime
F Desert Hot Springs Employment Household income is 47% lower than California
Median household income
$34,05938% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,72451% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%39% higher than the US average
Desert Hot Springs employment
D Desert Hot Springs Housing Home value is 65% lower than California
Median home value
$143,30022% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8995% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%28% lower than the US average
Desert Hot Springs real estate or Desert Hot Springs rentals
F Desert Hot Springs Schools HS graduation rate is 21% lower than California
High school grad. rates
63%24% lower than the US average
School test scores
17%65% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Desert Hot Springs K-12 schools
F Desert Hot Springs User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Desert Hot Springs
Overall user rating
48% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
35% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Desert Hot Springs, CA

      Desert Hot Springs, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 28,092 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 66% of Desert Hot Springs residents are White, 7% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Desert Hot Springs are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 41% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 33 years old, Desert Hot Springs could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Desert Hot Springs, California could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Desert Hot Springs and in the areas around Desert Hot Springs is a much easier task.

      Desert Hot Springs, CA receives 57/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #1,192 in California and #26,072 in the USA. This score ranks well below the US average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Desert Hot Springs has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A) and weather (A-). On a less positive note, Desert Hot Springs does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Desert Hot Springs has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Desert Hot Springs. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Desert Hot Springs are affordable. The median home price for Desert Hot Springs homes is $143,300, which is 65% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Desert Hot Springs, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 34.4% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Desert Hot Springs area were 10.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.8%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Desert Hot Springs transportation information

      StatisticDesert Hot SpringsCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute31min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.9%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Desert Hot Springs, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).