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"Gem of the Desert"
La Quinta is a city in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.
The community was named for a local hotel
The latitude of La Quinta is 33.663N. The longitude is -116.309W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 135 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,139.
Sections below provide additional information and links about La Quinta 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 92253 ZIP code.
13% of La Quinta residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Quinta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Quinta was $27,284, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of La Quinta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in La Quinta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $691. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,334.
Libraries in La Quinta include La Quinta Branch Library ... View libraries
Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Quinta political report.
La Quinta restaurants taking online reservations include Adobe Grill @ La Quinta Resort, Azur @ La Quinta Resort, TWENTY 6 ... View restaurants
The average commute time for La Quinta workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Quinta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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