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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Desert Hot Springs is a town in California with a population of 28,298. Desert Hot Springs is in Riverside County. Living in Desert Hot Springs offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Desert Hot Springs there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Desert Hot Springs and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Desert Hot Springs...
Population
28,298

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Desert Hot Springs Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    734.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    24.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    195
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,187.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    658.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    884.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%

Working in Desert Hot Springs

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,251
National
$55,322

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When I did decide to move from Los Angeles I researched many cities in California . Desert Hot Springs is a small town and has a small town feel .I feel safe here, it is quiet and peaceful. Light traffic , convenient shopping , pretty desert and mountain views are all appealing to me . If you can’t find what you need the whole Coachella Valley is close by .Palm Springs is just 10 minutes away and provides Walmart ,Trader Joe’s, Home Depot , Target ,etc plus tons of places to eat, museums ,concerts and activities. If you like the outdoors there’s places to hike and Joshua Tree National Park is close by.And I can still drive into Los Angeles if and when I need to as it is only two hours away. Did I mention casinos too? Yes it’s hot in the summer and it can get pretty windy at times but even that has not been a turn off. I totally recommend my new city Desert Hot Springs .
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My name is Victor Castaneda and I have been living in Desert Hot Springs for about 16 years. I moved here from Palm Springs when I was the age of 2. Growing up, I lived on Avenida Mirola and Camino Aventura, which is located in a neighborhood full of houses. I had friends that lived down the street from me. I had many adventures growing up as a child. Even though the town isn't the most wealthiest, or even the prettiest by sight. DHS is beautiful in its own ways. It is special with our mineral water spas. Our hiking trails, and most importantly, the architectural buildings located at the Cabot Yerxa museum.
I love my city. However, we have a huge jay walking issue and it is dangerous especially at night. We have nice, public schools and a few nice parks. However, there could be improvements to the parks including more shade trees and covers over the playground equipment because our summers tend to get to 115-120 degrees.