The town of La Quinta, California is home to just over 40,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (23%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 43, are older than most cities in California. Renters tend to be in the minority in La Quinta, and 71% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,362 a month is roughly equal to the state average.
Twenty-four percent of La Quinta residents older than 25 have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many La Quinta residents work in one of two industries: retail and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 13% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. La Quinta workers earn an average annual income of around $92K, slightly more than those elsewhere in the state. La Quinta's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, La Quinta residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 36% of residents, while public transit is not extensively used. Relatively few workers commute on foot.
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