Indian Wells is a city located in Riverside County California. With a 2020 population of 4,717, it is the 652nd largest city in California and the 6857th largest city in the United States. Indian Wells is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -13.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,463 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Indian Wells has a population density of 329 people per square mile.
The average household income in Indian Wells is $204,735 with a poverty rate of 7.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $806 per month, and the median house value is $723,600. The median age in Indian Wells is 67.9 years, 68.9 years for males, and 67.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Indian Wellswas:
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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 2+ races people with a rate of 77.19%.
92.46% of Indian Wells residents speak only English, while 7.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.61% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Indian Wells is White, with 7.57% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Indian Wells is Hispanic, with 13.82% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.87%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Indian Wells
89.27% of Indian Wells residents were born in the United States, with 36.77% having been born in California. 5.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.