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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Cathedral City is a town in California with a population of 53,733. Cathedral City is in Riverside County. Living in Cathedral City offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cathedral City there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Cathedral City and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Cathedral City...
Population
53,733

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,160
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Cathedral City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    89.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    322.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    623.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    464.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Cathedral City

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,384
National
$55,322
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Cathedral City Reviews

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I grew up in the Coachella Valley and moved to Cathedral City when I was just three. Some things I like about this city is that there's a lot of shopping centers close by as well as restaurants. Some things I would like to see change in this city is the number of homeless people we have living in this community. Everywhere I go I always see homeless people sleeping on the streets. I can’t simply go into a store without having a homeless person ask me for money. People that live here seem to want a free handout rather than working hard for their money. With every good city their will always be a down side to the growing community. Despite the homeless, Cathedral City is a great place to live!
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I've lived in the Coachella Valley my whole life. Moving around from Indio to Palm Desert, and to here, Cathedral City. Throughout my childhood, it was difficult for me to make friends from all the moving; however, when my family and I moved to Cathedral City, we were in the middle of everything. Here in Cathedral City, we live around restaurants, shopping centers, and nothing from Cathedral City is no more than 1o to 20 minutes away, which is great. My experience here was great, I made new friends, I've helped around my city by volunteering, and moving to this city, you'll know everyone. This city is small, so making friends isn't difficult; in fact, this city is the reason for my family being so close to one another now. This city means so much to me because of this. Cathedral City isn't only a city, but it's home to all.
In Cathedral City, the neighbors are always there ready to help and lend a hand. For example, one family has a daughter in girl scouts and she was selling girl scout cookies. Numerous neighbors would by a few boxes to help the little girl. The people are always considerate where neighbors would warn the other neighbors if they are having parties. The neighborhoods are also quiet at nights and it is rare that to see cops in the streets.