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Riverside County, California

92201, 92202, 92203

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Page Contents for Indio, California

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Weather & Climate


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.


Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Indio is approximately 49,800 (2000), 76036 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,028 (1990), 23378 (2010).
The amount of land area in Indio is 44.124 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Indio is 24.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Indio to Washington DC is 2315 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 449 miles. (as the crow flies)
Indio is positioned 33.71 degrees north of the equator and 116.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Indio elevation is from 50 feet below sea level to a peak of 1,035 feet above sea level. Most of the city is at or below sea level. The average elevation is -13 feet above sea level.
Indio average annual rainfall is 3.20 inches per year


southeast of Palm Springs in the desert area of Riverside County. Nearby communities include Indian Wells, Mecca, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage.
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an area known as the Salton Sink. It was an area cut off from the Gulf of California long ago. The area is a gradual sloping plain ranging from San Gorgonio Pass to the Salton Sea. Surrounding mountains rise up to 11,485 at Mt. Gorgonio. The Salton Sea is 240 feet below sea level at its surface. These surrounding mountains isolate the valley from the coastal weather patterns.
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pleasant. The air is clean and dry! Very little rain falls here and afternoon breezes are the norm. Winter is very comfortable with a temperature range of 75 to 100. Winters range from 40 to 70.
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History & History Related Items

early inhabitants of the area were Native American tribes. They lived mostly around the oases and the Whitewater River. It wasn't until the late 1700's that the explorations from Mexico and Spain began. Though more settlers arrived in the area in the early 1800's, the native tribes were not affeccted greatly by the influx of new people. In the mid-1800's, many more people arrived and Indian reservatons were created. Railroad lines were built, depots were built and towns began. Indio began with a depot in the 1870's. The area was first called Indian Wells but was changed to Indio in 1877. The site plan was filed in 1888 and in 1893, Indio became a township in the new Riverside County.

This page has great historical information as well as much more info about the Indio area.
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The incorporation of Indio



The Tamale Festival

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival
Held each year in February.
Lots of fun with entertainment, Musical Pageant, games, food, and even camel and ostrich races daily!
Please call 800-811-3247 for more information

Stagecoach Festival Indio, CA California’s Country Music Festival
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Indio City Government

City of Indio
100 Civic Center Mall
Indio, CA 92202
Phone: 760-342-6500
Fax: 760-342-6556

Indio has a council-manager form of government with a Mayor and four council members all elected for staggered four year terms. The city manager is appointed by the council.


... is 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

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

Indio Chamber

Indio Chamber of Commerce
82503 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760)347-0676
Toll-free: (800) 44-INDIO
Fax: (760)347-6069

Indio Organizations

Indio Chamber of Commerce
82503 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760)347-0676
Toll-free: (800) 44-INDIO
Fax: (760)347-6069 Indio


The population of Indio was:
1896 - 50
1990 - 36,793
1992 - 40,378
2000 - 49,800
2001 - 51,500

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