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Bermuda Dunes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside Countymarker, Californiamarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 6,229 at the 2000 census, located near Indiomarker and east of Palm Springsmarker.

Geography

Bermuda Dunes is located at (33.744503, -116.285241) .

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 radius, including Sun City Palm Desert.Bermuda Dunes Airportmarker 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 above sea level, but the surface drops by over from west to east.

The distance from Bermuda Dunes to Washington DCmarker is approximately . The distance to Sacramentomarker, the California state capital, is approximately , and to Los Angelesmarker, the state's largest city is . Bermuda Dunes shares two zip codes with Indio: 92201 and 92203. Its telephone area code is 760.

Demographics

As of the census 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 84.20% White, 2.07% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 2.75% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.89% from other races, and 3.42% from two or more races. 19.51% 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%)

There were 2,595 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males. Many retirees (senior citizens) and families with young children moved to Bermuda Dunes enough to have a balance in age demographics.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,082, and the median income for a family was $62,453. Males had a median income of $43,900 versus $31,654 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,343. About 4.5% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over. Median house value: $208,400 (year 2000), but said to increased 300 percent (over $600,000) by 2006.

Politics

In the state legislature Bermuda Dunes is located in the 37th Senate District, represented by Republican John J. Benoit, and in the 64th Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Nestande. Federally, Bermuda Dunes is located in California's 45th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +3 and is represented by Republican Mary Bono Mack.

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