Desert Center is a city located in Riverside County California. With a 2020 population of 266, it is the 1263rd largest city in California and the 22650th largest city in the United States. Desert Center is currently growing at a rate of 1.92% annually but its population has decreased by -6.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 285 in 2020. Spanning over 30 miles, Desert Center has a population density of 9 people per square mile.
The average household income in Desert Center is $51,758 with a poverty rate of 2.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $112,300. The median age in Desert Center is 70.6 years, 71.2 years for males, and 70.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Desert Centerwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.45%.
66.79% of Desert Center residents speak only English, while 33.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.52% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Desert Center is White, with 2.15% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Desert Center is Hispanic, with 6.45% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 2.51%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Desert Center
89.47% of Desert Center residents were born in the United States, with 17.19% having been born in California. 2.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.