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Resort known for its mineral waters
Desert Hot Springs is a city in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.
The latitude of Desert Hot Springs is 33.961N. The longitude is -116.5W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,076 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,902.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Desert Hot Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riverside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92240 ZIP code.
11% of Desert Hot Springs residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Desert Hot Springs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Desert Hot Springs was $11,954, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Desert Hot Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Desert Hot Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $424. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Desert Hot Springs political report.
The average commute time for Desert Hot Springs workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Desert Hot Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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