Desert Center, California Population 2024

97

Desert Center is a city located in Riverside County California. Desert Center has a 2024 population of 97. Desert Center is currently declining at a rate of -32.64% annually and its population has decreased by -65.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 285 in 2020.

The average household income in Desert Center is $85,307 with a poverty rate of 25.13%. The median age in Desert Center is 49.9 years: 49.8 years for males, and 53.1 years for females.

Desert Center Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Desert Center was:

  • White: 68.59%
  • Other race: 18.85%
  • Black or African American: 5.24%
  • Two or more races: 5.24%
  • Asian: 2.09%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
30.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-65.96% (-188)
The current population of Desert Center, California is 97 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 285.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13168.59%
Other race3618.85%
Black or African American105.24%
Two or more races105.24%
Asian42.09%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Desert Center Population by Race

Desert Center Population Pyramid 2024

Desert Center Median Age

49.9

Total

49.8

Male

53.1

Female

Desert Center Adults

There are 175 adults, (58 of whom are seniors) in Desert Center.

Desert Center Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Desert Center Sex Ratio

Female7338.22%
Male11861.78%

Desert Center Population by Age

Desert Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All682.7663.236.8
Married472.5763.836.2
Non Family193.3257.942.1
Female221000
Male0000

2.27

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Desert Center Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree1810.59%
Bachelors Degree3118.24%
Graduate Degree1911.18%
High School Graduate7845.88%
Less Than 9th Grade31.76%
Some College2112.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Desert Center Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Desert Center Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10610645
Hispanic50470
Other Race36360
Black10105
2+ Races990
Asian440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 50%.

Desert Center Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$53,438$112,917$48,750
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$42,917$70,893$0
Some College$0$0$2,499

$42,917

Average Earnings

$70,893

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Desert Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Desert Center Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Desert Center Language

88.46% of Desert Center residents speak only English, while 11.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.99% of the population.

Desert Center Language

Desert Center Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic562951.79%
Other361952.78%
Black1010100%
Multiple1010100%
White12197.44%

25.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.97%

Male Poverty Rate

20.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Desert Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Desert Center is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Desert Center is White, with 7.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.58%.

Desert Center Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School46.15%
Some College12.82%
Bachelors or Greater10%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Desert Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed16.67%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Desert Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Desert Center Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$76,563$67,012
Households$77,500$85,307
Married Families$75,938$-999,999,999
Non Families$90,750$81,547

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Desert Center Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

76.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.1%

Male Marriage Rate

92.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Desert Center Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Desert Center Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Desert Center Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Desert Center Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12

Number of Veterans

6

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam8
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Desert Center Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 646
75+6
18 to 340
35 to 540
65 to 740

Desert Center Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1210.43%

Desert Center Veterans by Race

Desert Center Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Desert Center Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.1%

Labor Force Participation

40%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Desert Center Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Desert Center Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Desert Center Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.5%

Born in Desert Center

92.15%

Native Born

7.85%

Foreign Born

1.57%

Non Citizen

6.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.15% of Desert Center residents were born in the United States, with 44.5% having been born in California. 1.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Desert Center Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202497-47-32.64%
2023144-47-24.61%
2022191-97-33.68%
202128831.05%
20202856931.94%
2019216-48-18.18%
201826410869.23%
2017156-33-17.46%
2016189-18-8.7%
2015207-1-0.48%
20142083620.93%
2013172-5-2.82%
20121772718%
2011150-54-26.47%
201020400%

Desert Center Population by Year