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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.

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Desert Hot Springs location: 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for Desert Hot Springs is 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!
The weather in Desert Hot Springs is 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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Desert Hot Springs history:

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.
The incorporation date of Desert Hot Springs: September 17, 1963

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Desert Hot Springs attractions:

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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