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Overview

Introduction to Desert Hot Springs, California

Desert Hot Springs, California, in Riverside county, is 30 miles NE of Hemet, California (center to center) and 51 miles E of Riverside, California.The city is considered part of the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. 

Desert Hot Springs History

Cabot Yerxa, the first homesteader in the area, arrived in the year 1913. He first discovered hot water on Miracle Hill. Due to the San Andreas Fault dividing the hill, one side of the hill has cold water, the other has hot. The town was later founded by L. W. Coffee on July 12, 1941. The original town site was centered at the junction of Palm Drive and Pierson Blvd and was only one square mile. The area was named Desert Hot Springs because of the area's natural hot springs. The incorporation date of Desert Hot Springs was September 17, 1963.

Desert Hot Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Cabot's Pueblo Museum.
  • Aerial Tramway Palm Spring.
  • Palm Springs Desert Museum.
  • Peoples Park.
  • Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.
  • Cabot's Museum.

Things To Do In Desert Hot Springs

Home of Cabot Yerxa is a must-visit place for those who are interested in history and folk architecture. There are also many good museums in the city that are worth visiting. The city is home to many lovely parks and recreation centers which regularly organize varieties of events for the people. These are good places to relax with family members and friends.

Desert Hot Springs Transportation

The city is served by Palm Springs International airport.

Desert Hot Springs Higher Education

College of the Desert serves the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,092
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+9,777
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married42.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$22,284
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,690
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,898

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,964
% Above Poverty Level66.1%
% Below Poverty Level33.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$899
Median House Value$143,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.1%
Irish5.5%
German4.9%
English4.1%
Italian2.9%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
US/American0.7%
Swedish0.6%
African0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Arab0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Desert Hot Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92240, 92241
Phone Area Codes760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.95
Approximate Longitude-116.52

Desert Hot Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPALM SPRINGS
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp44 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 88 F
Jul Temp76 to 108 F
Oct Temp61 to 91 F
Annual Precip5.2 inches
StationIDYLLWILD FIRE DEPT
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 54 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp51 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 70 F
Annual Precip27.8 inches
StationINDIO FIRE STATION
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 87 F
Jul Temp78 to 107 F
Oct Temp62 to 92 F
Annual Precip3.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cathedral City53,268$46,516
Indian Wells5,194$124,719
Palm Desert51,045$65,602
Palm Springs46,714$60,280
Rancho Mirage17,876$94,167
Yucca Valley21,362$53,798

Desert Hot Springs Public Schools

Bella Vista Elementary
65750 Avenida Jalisco
ZIP: 92240
Primary
Total Enrollment 783
Bubbling Wells Elementary
67501 Camino Campanero
ZIP: 92240
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Cabot Yerxa Elementary
67067 Desert View
ZIP: 92240
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
Desert Hot Springs High
65850 Pierson Blvd.
ZIP: 92240
High
Total Enrollment 1777
Desert Springs Middle
66-755 Two Bunch Palms Trail
ZIP: 92240
Middle
Total Enrollment 855
Julius Corsini Elementary
68750 Hacienda Dr.
ZIP: 92240
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Painted Hills Middle
9250 Sonora Dr.
ZIP: 92240
Middle
Total Enrollment 845
Two Bunch Palms Elementary
14250 W. Dr.
ZIP: 92240
Primary
Total Enrollment 894
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