Indian Wells is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley. Incorporated in 1967, it lies in between the cities of Palm Desert and La Quinta. As of the 2010 Census, the city population was 4,958. The city hosts the sixth-largest tennis tournament in the world, the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament, presently known as the BNP Paribas Open. The Indian Wells Masters is one of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 high-level events operated by the Association of Tennis Professionals, and one of the four WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments of the Women’s Tennis Association. It is held at the […]
The 2010 United States Census reported that Indian Wells had a population of 4,958. The population density was 339.8 people per square mile (131.2/km2). The racial makeup of Indian Wells was 4,721 (95.2%) White (92.3% Non-Hispanic White), 29 (0.6%) African American, 20 (0.4%) Native American, 83 (1.7%) Asian, 2 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 52 (1.0%) from other races, and 51 (1.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 209 persons (4.2%). The Census reported that 4,952 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 6 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized. […]
There were 85 (3.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 36 (1.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 944 households (34.4%) were made up of individuals, and 690 (25.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80. There were 1,650 families (60.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.22. There were 5,137 housing units at an average density of 352.1 per square mile (135.9/km2), of which 2,285 (83.2%) were owner-occupied, and 460 (16.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 15.4%. 4,251 people […]
The age distribution is 7.6% under the age of 18, 1.5% from 18 to 24, 9.4% from 25 to 44, 35.3% from 45 to 64, and 46.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $93,986, and the median income for a family was $119,110. Males had a median income of $88,709 versus $49,539 for females. The per capita income for the city was […]
Notable residents Desi Arnaz† – singer, actor and developer Robert “Bob” Cummings† – actor Tony Curtis† – actor Ernest E. Debs† – Los Angeles City Council member and Los Angeles County supervisor Bob Einstein† – actor, comedy writer and producer Dwight D. Eisenhower† – former U.S. president and avid golfer Don Fairfield – golfer Howard Haugerud† – military pilot, diplomat, businessman and educator Skip Homeier† – actor Colleen Kay Hutchins† – former Miss America Jack Jones – singer Robert Kardashian† – lawyer Charles Koch – businessman Arthur Lake† – actor
Indian Wells has the second-highest percentage of registered Republicans of any city in California, with 65.1% of its 3,027 registered voters registered as Republicans. 19.5% of voters are registered Democrats, and 12.2% declined to state. In the California State Legislature, Indian Wells is in the 28th Senate District, represented by Republican Melissa Melendez, and in the 42nd Assembly District, represented by ? Chad Mayes. In the United States House of Representatives, Indian Wells is in California’s 36th congressional district, represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz.
Indian Wells is located at 33°42′57″N 116°20′28″W (33.715755, −116.341109). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.6 square miles (38 km2), of which, 14.3 square miles (37 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (1.85%) is water. Climate This climate is dominated in all months by the subtropical anticyclone, or subtropical high, with its descending air, elevated inversions, and clear skies. Such an atmospheric environment inhibits precipitation.