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Encyclopedia > Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree is a census-designated place located in San Bernardino County, California. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 4,207.


Joshua Tree is located at 34°7'37" North, 116°19'7" West (34.126979, -116.318580)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.9 km˛ (6.1 mi˛). 15.9 km˛ (6.1 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,207 people, 1,765 households, and 1,057 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 265.4/km˛ (687.5/mi˛). There are 2,112 housing units at an average density of 133.2/km˛ (345.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 86.38% White, 1.76% African American, 1.57% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.62% Pacific Islander, 4.61% from other races, and 3.95% from two or more races. 12.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,765 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% are married couples living together, 16.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% are non-families. 33.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $26,535, and the median income for a family is $33,333. Males have a median income of $27,465 versus $29,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $13,856. 21.2% of the population and 18.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.5% of those under the age of 18 and 5.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=34.126979&longitude=-116.31858&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.126979&lon=-116.31858&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-116.31858&lat=34.126979&w=750&h=500)



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