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Joshua Tree
San Bernardino County, California


"Gateway to the Joshua Tree National Park"

Page Contents for Joshua Tree, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Joshua Tree is approximately 3,898 (1990), 7414 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,975 (1990), 3088 (2010).
The amount of land area in Joshua Tree is 96 sq. miles.
The distance from Joshua Tree to Washington DC is 2316 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 425 miles. (as the crow flies)
Joshua Tree is positioned 34.12 degrees north of the equator and 116.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Joshua Tree elevation is between 2,500 and 3,500 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Joshua Tree.
The city bird is the Roadrunner.
The Joshua Tree city color is Gold. Joshua Tree average annual rainfall is 6 inches per year


on Highway 62 in the Southern California Mojave Desert. Joshua Tree is 15 miles southwest of the Marine Combat Center and just 40 minutes north of Palm Springs, California. The town is the West entry point to the half-million-acre Joshua Tree National Park and is filled with scenic desert wonders.
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mild to moderate
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moderate. Most of the rain comes July through September. The area is cooler in the hot summertime than the low desert areas and warmer in winter than the nearby mountains. There is no smog in this desert area which has clean, dry air.

Here is a weather page for Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding areas.
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Joshua Tree National Park

information about Joshua Tree

Learn more about Joshua Tree Village

The water here is clean and pure, coming from underground aquifers (below ground lakes) in the area by the Joshua Basin Water District. Electricity is by So. California Edison. Verison provides telephone service and natural gas, where available, is supplied by So. California Gas Company. Other services are by a variety of providers including: doctors, dentists, beauty shops, barber shops, grocery and health food stores, restaurants, a county library, post office, MBTA (public bus service), Hi-Desert Medical Center, San Bernardino County Court House, HI-Desert Airport and more.

Recreation in the area includes the Joshua Tree Park and Recreation Community Center (located on Sunburst Avenue) which has playgrounds, tennis courts, handball courts and picnic facilities. Community associations, clubs, societies and organizations cover a wide range of activities for many interest groups. The JT Community Center has a "Kids Club" and a variety of educational and craft classes for all age groups. The Joshua Tree Library has a large selection of books, periodicals, and free Internet access is provided to the public.
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Joshua Tree City Government

Joshua Tree is an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. Therefore, it has no city government. It is governed by the County Board of Supervisors. Police protection is provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Fire protection is contracted with the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

Joshua Tree Chamber

Joshua tree Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 600
61325-29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree, CA, 92252
Phone: (760)366-3723

Joshua Tree Community Events

Annual celebrations for the community include the Joshua Tree Turtle Days Street Fair on the first weekend of May, a music festival in August, and a Gem & Mineral Show during the first week of October.

Joshua Tree Organizations

Joshua tree Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 600
61325-29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree, CA, 92252
Phone: (760)366-3723

Joshua Tree Schools

Morongo Unified School District 5715 Utah Trail
P.O. Box 1209
Twentynine Palms, CA
Tel: (760) 367-9191

San Bernardino County School District


Copper Mountain Campus
6162 Rotary Lane
Joshua Tree, CA
Tel: (760) 367-3591 Joshua Tree


The population of Joshua Tree was:
1990 - 3,898
2000 - 4,207
The 14,000 figure given above includes a larger area than the US Census.

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