Desert Hot Springs, California Population 2024

33,841

Desert Hot Springs is a city located in Riverside County California. Desert Hot Springs has a 2024 population of 33,841. Desert Hot Springs is currently growing at a rate of 1.12% annually and its population has increased by 4.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,498 in 2020.

The average household income in Desert Hot Springs is $62,631 with a poverty rate of 20.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Desert Hot Springs is 34.2 years, 36 years for males, and 33 years for females.

Desert Hot Springs Demographics

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

  • White: 43.26%
  • Two or more races: 22.5%
  • Other race: 20.73%
  • Black or African American: 9.62%
  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Native American: 1.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
Land Area (mi²)
30.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,119.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.13% (1,343)
The current population of Desert Hot Springs, California is 33,841 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,498.

Desert Hot Springs, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,01043.26%
Two or more races7,28622.5%
Other race6,71420.73%
Black or African American3,1159.62%
Asian8732.7%
Native American3611.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander270.08%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Desert Hot Springs Population by Race

Desert Hot Springs Population Pyramid 2024

Desert Hot Springs Median Age

34.2

Total

36

Male

33

Female

Desert Hot Springs Adults

There are 23,837 adults, (4,026 of whom are seniors) in Desert Hot Springs.

Desert Hot Springs Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Desert Hot Springs Sex Ratio

Female16,55451.11%
Male15,83248.89%

Desert Hot Springs Population by Age

Desert Hot Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,6722.754753
Non Family4,4641.2343.856.2
Married3,9463.6963.136.9
Female2,4863.5830.569.5
Male7764.1436.263.8
showing: 5 rows

3.58

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Desert Hot Springs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Desert Hot Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Desert Hot Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.89%.

Desert Hot Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,134

Average Earnings

$36,402

Average Male

$31,605

Average Female

Desert Hot Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Desert Hot Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Desert Hot Springs Language

52.26% of Desert Hot Springs residents speak only English, while 47.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.31% of the population.

Desert Hot Springs Language

Desert Hot Springs Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,7554,18921.2%
Other6,6841,82427.29%
White7,8501,34217.1%
Multiple7,2861,01713.96%
Black3,11598731.69%
Native36123966.2%
Asian87313115.01%
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20.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.09%

Male Poverty Rate

22.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Desert Hot Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Desert Hot Springs is Native, with 66.2% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Desert Hot Springs is Multiple, with 13.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.84%.

Desert Hot Springs Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.67%
High School17.95%
Bachelors or Greater14.02%
Some College13.7%
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Desert Hot Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.72%
Male Unemployed24.48%
Female Employed10.63%
Male Employed6.56%
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Desert Hot Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Desert Hot Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Desert Hot Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.1%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Desert Hot Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Desert Hot Springs 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 55-64.

Desert Hot Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Desert Hot Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,130

Number of Veterans

1,031

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

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Desert Hot Springs Veterans by War

count

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Desert Hot Springs Veterans by Age

count

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Desert Hot Springs Veterans by Race

Desert Hot Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Desert Hot Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Desert Hot Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Desert Hot Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Desert Hot Springs 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

61.43%

Born in Desert Hot Springs

76.4%

Native Born

23.6%

Foreign Born

11.65%

Non Citizen

11.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.4% of Desert Hot Springs residents were born in the United States, with 61.43% having been born in California. 11.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Desert Hot Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202935,7163751.06%
202835,3413751.07%
202734,9663751.08%
202634,5913751.1%
202534,2163751.11%
202433,8413751.12%
202333,4663751.13%
202233,0913751.15%
202132,7162180.67%
202032,4983,01210.22%
201929,486370.13%
201829,4493431.18%
201729,1063841.34%
201628,7222210.78%
201528,5011950.69%
201428,3061960.7%
201328,1101740.62%
201227,9362630.95%
201127,6734501.65%
201027,22310,64164.17%
200016,5824,91442.12%
199011,6685,72796.4%
19805,9413,203116.98%
19702,7381,26686.01%
19601,472
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Desert Hot Springs Population by Year