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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Joshua Tree is a town in California with a population of 7,020. Joshua Tree is in San Bernardino County. Living in Joshua Tree offers residents a rural feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Joshua Tree and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$835
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Joshua Tree Rankings

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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Joshua Tree

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,574
National
$55,322

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Joshua Tree Reviews

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The aspects of Joshua Tree that I enjoy is that it is a place that offers various aspects to live a healthy life style. This is due to the fact that there are countless places to hike, several health food stores, and the terrain is extremely mountainous, which is excellent for running training for athletes, or anyone that wishes to get into better shape. However, the aspects of Joshua Tree that I would like to see change are for there to be better job opportunities and the availability of activities to increase for the residents that do not enjoy the outdoors.
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Joshua Tree is one of a kind! Many people come from all over the world to see what Joshua Tree National Park has to offer. Living here is great! We have over 2 million visitors to Joshua Tree a year. I love Joshua Tree because it is vast and beautiful place to raise me children. I would love to see more houses and housing built for the amount of people that are living here.
Joshua Tree is geared toward tourists, and prices reflect that. In addition to regular people just doing their jobs and living life, there's new age people and right-wing people. It's a weird mix. I don't know how the diversity rating is so high, because Joshua Tree is very white. Lots of climbers who live in their vans during the winter, military vibes from the base. You have to drive everywhere. Limited access to medical care of any kind and most of our providers are an hour away in the Coachella Valley. Similarly in terms of shopping it's basically the grocery store, Walmart, or drive down. The farmer's market is good. Depending on where you live, you may not have access to broadband internet. Housing costs are inflated due to the vacation rental market.