College of the Desert Environmental Scan presents data about the community that make up the Desert Community College District. The map, below, shows that the district extends from Whitewater and Mountain Center in the west to a portion of Blythe in the east, from Desert Hot Springs in the north to a portion of the Salton Sea in the south, even extending into Imperial County. The districts serves the communities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Mecca, Mountain Center, North Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and Whitewater.
The Environmental Scan covers three main areas: Population, Education, and Economic Characteristics. Data reported in the scan comes primarily from the 2015 American Community Survey. Other data sources include the Inland Empire Economic Report, California Department of Education, and COD MIS files. Please see this document for detailed information on where to find the data. Data is as current as is available.