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Desert Hot Springs
Riverside County, California


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Page Contents for Desert Hot Springs, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Desert Hot Springs is approximately 14,824 (1999).
The approximate number of families is 5,494 (1990).
The amount of land area in Desert Hot Springs is 26.489 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.069 sq kilometers.
The distance from Desert Hot Springs to Washington DC is 2328 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 426 miles. (as the crow flies)
Desert Hot Springs is positioned 33.95 degrees north of the equator and 116.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Desert Hot Springs elevation is 1,185 feet above sea level.
Desert Hot Springs median income is $ 24,247.
The Desert Hot Springs median home price is $ 84,100.


near Palm Springs in the desert area of Southern California, about 112 miles from Los Angeles. It is about 12 miles to the Palm Springs International Airport.
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warm, sunny, clear and dry. There are many winter "snowbirds" who come from up north to warm up. Each year has over 330 days of sunshine!
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warm, but comfortable. Low humidity helps all to tolerate higher summer temperatures. Here is a current weather page for Desert Hot Springs.
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History & History Related Items

Jack Riley is reported to have been the first white man to set foot in what is now Desert Hot Springs somewhere around 1908. Apparently it all started with the Desert Lands Act an Act that allowed Homesteading. And according to Information the first person to actually live here was Hilda M. Gray a woman described as a diminutive, feminine, hard working and rugged pioneer. Her homestead was just south of what is known today as Two Bunch Palms. She was here when Cabot Yerxa arrived in 1913. She homesteaded for 4 years and then moved to Arcadia to resume her career as a legal secretary.
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The incorporation of Desert Hot Springs

September 17, 1963


Learn more about Desert Hot Springs at this site.

Desert Hot Springs is famous the world over for its natural hot mineral water, but it is also known for its underground aquifers of pure cold water. There are over 40 hotels and spas with over 1,000 rooms located in the city.

Home of the World's Best Water!
Desert Hot Springs has won the "Taste of the Tap" international water award in 1999 for the best tasting municipal water in the world. The contest was held in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. This is the fourth major national &/or international water tasting contest Desert Hot Springs has won in the past five years. For more information regarding the fabulous world reknown Desert Hot Springs Water go to

Hot Springs Park
Eighth St & Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Beautiful interpretive park with exciting hot and cold water features, a man-made fault line and a mini-grove showing how water is used in the desert

The Cabot Museum
Desert Hot Springs, California 92240
Phone 760-329-7610
Cabot's Old Indian Adobe Pueblo, has 35 rooms. It was built by Cabot Yerxa between 1939 and 1965.
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Desert Hot Springs City Government

The City of Desert Hot Springs government information
65950 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone: 760-329-6411

The City of Desert Hot Springs has a council-manager type of government.


Desert Hot Springs is partially located in the Fourth Supervisorial District. Within the Fourth District are the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella and Blythe (as well as a portion of Desert Hot Springs). Major unincorporated areas in this district include Sky Valley, Thermal, Desert Center and the Palo Verde Valley. Contact:
Larson Justice Center
46-200 Oasis Street, Suite 318
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: 760-863-8211

Desert Hot Springs is mostly located in the Fifth Supervisorial District. Within its jurisdiction are the cities of Moreno Valley, Perris, Calimesa, Beaumont, Banning, Desert Hot Springs and northern Palm Springs. Also included are the unincorporated areas of Nuevo, Lakeview, Juniper Flats, Meadowbrook, Good Hope, a portion of Mead Valley, Romoland, Homeland, Green Acres, Highgrove, Box Springs, Pigeon Pass, Reche Canyon, San Timoteo Canyon, Oak Valley, Cherry Valley, Banning Bench, Cabazon, Palm Springs Village and Palm Springs West. The District also includes the Tribal Governments from the Sovereign Nations of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians as well as a portion of March Air Reserve Base.
District Office
22690 Cactus Ave. Suite 250
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Desert/Pass Office
50290 Main St.
Cabazon, CA 92230
Mail should be sent to the Main Riverside office at:
4080 Lemon Street - 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Desert Hot Springs Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
11- 711 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA. 92240
Phone: 760-329-6403
Fax: 760-329-2833

Desert Hot Springs Community News

The Valley Breeze News
Desert Hot Springs' only Locally Owned and Published Hometown Newspaper
12561 Palm Drive, Suite B
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone: 760-251-2401

Desert Hot Springs Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
11- 711 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA. 92240
Phone: 760-329-6403
Fax: 760-329-2833

Desert Hot Springs Libraries

Desert Hot Springs Library
11691 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA.
Phone: (760) 329-5926

Desert Hot Springs Schools

Desert Hot Springs High School

Palm Springs Unified School District
980 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
PHone: (760) 416-8000, Ext. 3702 (Job Hotline) or Ext. 3124 Desert Hot Springs


The population of Desert Hot Springs was:
1970 - 2,738
1980 - 5,941
1990 - 11,668
1995 - 14,624
1999 - 14,824

The area code for Desert Hot Springs is 760. The city is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time.

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