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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Desert Shores is a town in California with a population of 982. Desert Shores is in Imperial County. Living in Desert Shores offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Desert Shores and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$67,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$477
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    25%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    0%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    52%
    13%

Working in Desert Shores

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,000
National
$55,322
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Desert Shores Reviews

2 reviews
In the past six years have been amazing. It is very peaceful for a student to be able to focus on school, there are no attraction areas only a park but it hasn't been worked on for quiet some time. The Salton Sea Beach had been a great attraction area in the past, but the sea has been in bad situation all the fish have died and the water smells at times. If i had to choose a place to live at I would choose this exact same area.
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For the time that I have lived here, my family has not yet to experience any crime. Which we are greatly thankful for.