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La Quinta is a city in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

The community was named for a local hotel

The latitude of La Quinta is 33.663N. The longitude is -116.309W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 135 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,139.


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Median household income
Local
$54,552
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Quinta demographic reports
La Quinta is at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains
Well-known residents have included:
· Frank Capra, movie director and producer
· Glenn Davis, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 116

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Sections below provide additional information and links about La Quinta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riverside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92253 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of La Quinta residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Quinta ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Quinta was $27,284, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of La Quinta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in La Quinta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $691.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,334.


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Libraries in La Quinta include La Quinta Branch Library ... View libraries

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

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La Quinta restaurants taking online reservations include Adobe Grill @ La Quinta Resort, Azur @ La Quinta Resort, TWENTY 6 ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for La Quinta workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in La Quinta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in La Quinta include Casitas at Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta Resort & Club, Lake La Quinta Inn.

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