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Overview

Introduction to Indio, California

Indio, California is 43 miles E of Hemet, California (center to center) and 69 miles E of Riverside, California. It is in Riverside county. The city is part of the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area. 

Indio History

Before the 1800s, Indio was the site a Cahuilla village called Teikweit, and according to the 'History of the Coachella Valley Water District,' Indio is the Spanish term for Indian. A Southern Pacific Railroad construction boss, A.G. Tingman, laid the foundation of the city of Indio in 1894. Indio was the halfway point between Yuma, Arizona and Los Angeles, and the railroad played a major role in the growth and advancement of this city.

Indio and Nearby Attractions

  • Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
  • Golden Pot/ Desert Lake.
  • Thousand Palm Canyon Wash.
  • Rancho Casa Blanca Recreational Vehicle Park.
  • Trinity Baptist Church.
  • Indio Fashion Mall Shopping Center.

Things To Do In Indio

The Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival are internationally famous festivals held in Indio in February every year. The Date Festival is a celebration of the Indio's main harvest time for date fruits. Besides, the Indio International Tamale Festival held every December is also a world famous festival. Apart from these, the city is also known for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and the Southwest Arts Festival. The Hispanic culture of the city finds expression in the annual Cinco de Mayo event. Indio's rich cultural heritage is reflected in the museums and cultural centers. Religious minded visitors can take a tour of the churches that throng the streets of Indio. There are numerous amusement parks and shopping centers that provide entertainment facilities for both adults and kids alike. The city also has a few beautiful, pristine lakes that visitors can tour.

Indio Transportation

Palm Springs International Airport serves the area.

Indio Higher Education

The University Of California-Riverside is the local university.

Demographics

People

Total Population85,401
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+33,809
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$29,326
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,936

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,983
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,055
Median House Value$230,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)73.6%
German5.1%
Irish3.9%
English3.2%
Italian2.1%
Polish1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Scottish0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.4%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Haitian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Indio Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92203, 92201
P.O. Box Zip Codes92202
Phone Area Codes760, 442
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.66
Approximate Longitude-116.29

Indio Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationINDIO FIRE STATION
Distance0.3 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
StationMECCA FIRE STATION
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 71 F
Apr Temp54 to 89 F
Jul Temp74 to 109 F
Oct Temp57 to 92 F
Annual Precip3.3 inches
StationPALM SPRINGS
Distance19 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cathedral City53,268$46,516
Coachella43,826$40,031
Indian Wells5,194$124,719
La Quinta39,801$79,943
Palm Desert51,045$65,602
Rancho Mirage17,876$94,167

Indio Hospitals

Telecare Riverside County Psychiatric Health Facility
(Proprietary)
47-915 Oasis Street
John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
47-111 Monroe Street

Indio Public Schools

Amelia Earhart Elementary School Of International Studies
45-250 Dune Palms Rd.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 913
Amistad High (continuation)
83-501 Dillon Ave.
ZIP: 92201
High
Total Enrollment 312
Andrew Jackson Elementary
82-850 Kenner Ave.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Carrillo Ranch Elementary
43-775 Madison St.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy
47-368 Monroe St.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Dwight Eisenhower Elementary
83-391 Dillon Ave.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Herbert Hoover Elementary
44-300 Monroe St.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Indio High
81-750 Ave. 46
ZIP: 92201
High
Total Enrollment 1866
Indio Middle
81-195 Miles Ave.
ZIP: 92201
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
James Madison Elementary
80-845 Ave. 46
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
John F. Kennedy Elementary
45-100 Clinton St.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
John Glenn Middle School Of International Studies
79-655 Miles Ave.
ZIP: 92201
Middle
Total Enrollment 1442
Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary
44-640 Clinton St.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Martin Van Buren Elementary
47-733 Van Buren St.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Mountain Vista Elementary
49-750 Hjorth St.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 1006
Shadow Hills High
39-225 Jefferson St.
ZIP: 92201
High
Total Enrollment 1807
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary
83-200 Dr. Carreon Blvd.
ZIP: 92201
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Thomas Jefferson Middle
83-089 Highway 111
ZIP: 92201
Middle
Total Enrollment 615
Desert Ridge Academy
79-767 Ave. 39
ZIP: 92203
Middle
Total Enrollment 1249

Indio Private Schools

Indio Christian Center Academy
84155 Corregidor Ave
ZIP: 92201
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
82470 Bliss Ave
ZIP: 92201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 201
Trinity Lutheran Child Development Center
81500 Miles Ave
ZIP: 92201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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