City of La Quinta Demographics

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The City of La Quinta, incorporated in 1982, is nestled in the foothills of the scenic Santa Rosa Mountains, in the heart of the Coachella Valley.  La Quinta is recognized for its world-class golf, thriving arts community, unparalleled quality of life, and strong consumer base-all contributing to La Quinta's bright economic outlook.

La Quinta offers many key ingredients for your successful business venture, including:

Population Growth - Since incorporation in 1982, the population has increased from 5,260 full-time residents to 39,694 full-time residents to plus another 12,000+ part-time residents who stay in La Quinta to enjoy the pleasant winter and spring seasons.

Median Household Income - $71,531

Assessed Valuation - $10.8 Billion in 2010

Building Permit Valuation - $102.9 Million in 2014

Neighbors - Within a 5-mile radius, the population is 155,865, average household income is $81,214; within a 10-mile radius, the population is 265,801, average household income is $79,278; within a 15-mile radius, the population is 344,533, average household income is $75,598.

Retail Mix - Home to California's first Wal-Mart Supercenter, La Quinta also hosts major retailers including Kohl's, Target, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Staples, Lowe's, Home Depot, Stein Mart, and Office Depot.  The quaint Village area is home to smaller, boutique retailers; and there are several neighborhood shopping centers throughout the City.

Restaurants - From upscale, fine dining establishments - both nationally known and locally owned; from ethnic fare to family eateries; from casual dining to fast food - La Quinta has a great mix; but there's demand for more! Click here for a list of restaurants.

Tourism/Hospitality - The City was named for the famous La Quinta Hotel - now known as the La Quinta Resort and Club.  An Embassy Suites is opening in the Village, and a Homewood Suites by Hilton is under construction near the Highway 111 corridor.  In the future, an exclusive boutique hotel and a four to five-star resort hotel at SilverRock Resort will be joining the mix.

Exceptional Quality of Life - Abundant recreation and cultural opportunities; a wide variety of housing options; excellent schools - all contribute to an outstanding quality of life in La Quinta.

La Quinta has the ideal set of ingredients that combine to serve up unlimited business opportunities.  Find out why La Quinta is "The Gem of the Desert" - for more information, please contact our Economic Development Analyst, Gil Villalpando at (760) 777-7094 or via email to