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Wealthy resort community; site of Tennis Masters Series

Indian Wells is a city in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

The community was named for its origin as an Indian village located near one of three hand-built wells in the Coachella Valley

The latitude of Indian Wells is 33.718N. The longitude is -116.307W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,481.


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Median household income
Local
$93,986
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Indian Wells demographic reports
The area remained primarily agricultural until the early 1950s when the first golf course was built in Palm Springs. Desi Arnaz was a developer of the Indian Wells Country Club and Golf Course
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· President Dwight D. Eisenhower (winter resident)

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15% of Indian Wells residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Indian Wells ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Indian Wells was $76,187, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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39% of Indian Wells residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Indian Wells, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,388.


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Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Indian Wells political report.

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The average commute time for Indian Wells workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Indian Wells include Hyatt Grand Champions Resort & Spa, Indian Wells Resort Hotel, Miramonte Resort, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, Sands Hotel Indian Wells.

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