Desert Edge, California

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Desert Edge
census-designated place
Desert Edge is located in California
Desert Edge
Desert Edge
Position in California.
Coordinates: 33°55′21″N 116°26′22″W / 33.92250°N 116.43944°W / 33.92250; -116.43944Coordinates: 33°55′21″N 116°26′22″W / 33.92250°N 116.43944°W / 33.92250; -116.43944
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
 • Total 2.268 sq mi (5.873 km2)
 • Land 2.268 sq mi (5.873 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 994 ft (303 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,822
 • Density 1,700/sq mi (650/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2582994
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Desert Edge, California

Desert Edge is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California.[2] Desert Edge sits at an elevation of 994 feet (303 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Desert Edge's population was 3,822.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.3 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Desert Edge had a population of 3,822. The population density was 1,685.5 people per square mile (650.8/km²). The racial makeup of Desert Edge was 3,051 (79.8%) White, 14 (0.4%) African American, 34 (0.9%) Native American, 28 (0.7%) Asian, 1 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 624 (16.3%) from other races, and 70 (1.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,220 persons (31.9%).

The Census reported that 3,822 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,969 households, out of which 237 (12.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 869 (44.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 108 (5.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 49 (2.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 106 (5.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 33 (1.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 783 households (39.8%) were made up of individuals and 509 (25.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94. There were 1,026 families (52.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.59.

The population was spread out with 514 people (13.4%) under the age of 18, 127 people (3.3%) aged 18 to 24, 474 people (12.4%) aged 25 to 44, 884 people (23.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,823 people (47.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63.8 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

There were 3,492 housing units at an average density of 1,540.0 per square mile (594.6/km²), of which 1,707 (86.7%) were owner-occupied, and 262 (13.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 21.3%. 3,222 people (84.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 600 people (15.7%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Desert Edge, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.