City of Desert Hot Springs

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Population

From 1990-2005, Desert Hot Springs’s population increased from 11,668 to 19,386.  This was a gain of (7,718) people  or 66.1% in fifteen years.

Desert Hot Springs’s 16.9% increase in population from 2000-2005 was faster than the Coachella Valley (15.4%), the surrounding Inland Empire (13.8%), California (7.1%) and the U.S. (4.3%).

In 2005, Desert Hot Springs’s largest population groups were children 0-9 (3,366; 17.4%), followed by young people 10-19 (3,278; 16.9%).  Their parents formed the city’s next two largest groups:  35-44 year olds (2,815; 14.5%) and those 25-34 (2,606; 13.4%).

There were 3,703 adults ages 55 and up.  They represented 19.0% of Desert Hot Springs’s population.  This was in sharp contrast to the 28.5% in this group for the Coachella Valley generally, but was similar to the 18.5% for the Inland Empire.

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