Bermuda Dunes, California

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Bermuda Dunes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California. The population was 6,229 at the 2000 census, located near Indio and 23 miles (37 km) east of Palm Springs.

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Geography

Bermuda Dunes is located at 33°44′40″N 116°17′7″W / 33.74444°N 116.28528°W / 33.74444; -116.28528 (33.744503, -116.285241).[1]

The CDP's name originated from the Bermuda Dunes country club, a golf course community first opened in 1962 and the former site of the Bob Hope Chrysler Golf Classic. There are 10 other golf clubs and communities within the 5-mile (8.0 km) radius, including Sun City Palm Desert.Bermuda Dunes Airport is located in the community.

The area's public services: Education - the Desert Sands Unified School District, plus a private school: Christian Schools of the Desert, which is a preschool - grade 12 school. Electricity and Water - the Indio-based Imperial Irrigation District, and Telephone - Verizon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), all of it land. The elevation of Bermuda Dunes is 30 feet (9.1 m) above sea level, but the surface drops by over 80 feet (24 m) from west to east.

The distance from Bermuda Dunes to Washington DC is approximately 2,318 miles (3,730 km). The distance to Sacramento, the California state capital, is approximately 445 miles (716 km), and to Los Angeles, the state's largest city is 120 miles (190 km). Bermuda Dunes shares two zip codes with Indio: 92201 and 92203. Its telephone area code is 760.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,229 people, 2,595 households, and 1,686 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,969.5 people per square mile (761.1/km²). There were 2,937 housing units at an average density of 928.6/sq mi (358.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.2% White, 2.1% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 6.9% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. 19.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, but the statistic isn't regarded accurate by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, placed the CDP's Hispanic percentage well above 30 percent. Population (year 2000): 6,229, Males: 3,109 (49.9%), Females: 3,120 (50.1%)

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