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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Desert Hot Springs is a town in California with a population of 28,430. 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
28,430

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$938
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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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
    611.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    202.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,034.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    742.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    560
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 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
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Desert Hot Springs

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,814
National
$55,322

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In Desert Hot Springs, there are 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. The elementary schools are great, the middle schools are terrible, and the high school is fine. Painted Hills Middle School has some very uncivilized students, though Desert Springs doesn't fall that far behind. There is minimal diversity in the high school, with the majority being Hispanic students, followed by white students, then black, and a small percentage of Asian and other races.

Additionally, our economy has improved over the years due to the installation of many dispensaries throughout town. However, having many dispensaries also created more homelessness because rent prices increased to keep up with the economy. Desert Hot Springs has always had crime, but it will almost never affect you unless you or someone you know is directly involved. There is not much nightlife except for a few bars, but you can go to the neighboring cities in the Coachella Valley.
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Desert hot springs has come along way over the years its been going under a sort of remodel. There is great views, its close to other more known towns palm springs 15-20min away and other resort cities. The town it self has minimal shopping a handful of grocery stores a couple of pharmacy's. No real retail stores but can be a quite place to live depending on what area you live at. The best place to begin your search would be Mission lakes country club and surrounding neighborhoods.
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 .