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Joshua Tree is in San Bernardino County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

The community was named for the desert plant, also called tree yucca, yucca palm or yucca cactus

The latitude of Joshua Tree is 34.134N. The longitude is -116.312W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,736 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,207.


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Median household income
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$26,535
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Joshua Tree demographic reports
Joshua Tree received national attention for 1973 death of musician Gram Parsons died in a local hotel; friends took his body from the morgue and burned it in the desert
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "Like Father, Like Son"
Nearby parks & recreation: Joshua Tree National Park
Colleges and universities: College of the Desert-Copper Mountain Campus

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17% of Joshua Tree residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Joshua Tree ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Joshua Tree was $13,856, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Joshua Tree residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Joshua Tree, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $396.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $621.


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San Bernardino County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Joshua Tree political report.

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The average commute time for Joshua Tree workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Joshua Tree include High Desert Inn, Joshua Tree Inn, Safari Motor Inn Joshua Tree.

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