About David Robinson

David is the Director of Analytic Services for CVEP. David lives for travel, loves everything about maps, listens to too many podcasts, and spoils his cat. He has graduate degrees in Architecture and Geographic Information Systems and is passionate about gathering, organizing, and disseminating data about the Coachella Valley.

The different generations of the Coachella Valley

By |2022-06-28T19:09:44-07:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , , |

So much is happening now – a pandemic, inflation, major supreme court rulings. How you prioritize or interpret these major events may well depend on your generation. Perhaps you are a baby boomer, well into retirement with its associated concerns. Maybe you were born after 1999, a Gen Z, and have an entirely different perspective [...]

The Future College Students of the Coachella Valley

By |2022-06-14T23:03:54-07:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , |

As the efforts to build a student services building for the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert campus pick up steam, we thought it imperative to reinforce the need for a permanent 4-year university in the Coachella Valley. While the common perception is that our valley comprises mostly seniors and retirees, there is a large [...]

Educational Attainment in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-06-01T13:27:06-07:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

Under the helm of our inimitable CEO, Joe Wallace, CVEP has persistently advocated for a fully utilized four-year college in our valley providing urgently needed local access to STEM degrees. Currently, the UC Riverside – Palm Desert and Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert campuses are merely satellite campuses, underutilized and underrealized. This is especially [...]

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By |2022-05-17T17:18:35-07:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

The month of May celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage. Every year in May, we recognize the contribution and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the achievements, culture, and history of the United States. Today we examine where this population resides throughout the Coachella Valley. Overall, the Coachella Valley has about [...]

Census Housing Unit Totals in the Coachella Valley – 2000 to 2020

By |2022-05-03T19:55:20-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

Palm Springs Life’s real estate forecast seminar, Market Watch, is always fascinating, and this week’s presentation was no exception. Any data geek like me can’t get enough of the extensive facts and figures about the Coachella Valley housing market. And during this unprecedented rise in home values, housing data helps make sense of this volatile [...]

1950 Census – Coachella Valley Population

By |2022-04-19T16:05:55-07:00April 19th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , |

It wasn’t April fools! On April 1 the US Census Bureau released 1950 Census records. After 72 years have passed, the Census releases all answers to previously secret census forms. These handwritten forms are now available for historians and curious relatives to explore. That made us wonder. What did the Coachella Valley look like at [...]

Population Growth in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA and Riverside County: July 2020 to July 2021

By |2022-03-29T18:28:24-07:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , |

Last week the US Census released their 2021 county and Metro/Micro population estimates. Nearly three-quarters of the nation’s counties had a natural decrease in population in 2021 from the year before. That is up substantially from 45.5% in 2019, and 55.5% in 2020. A natural decrease happens when more deaths than births occur. Of course, [...]

Population under 18 years old: The Distribution in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-03-16T09:08:30-07:00March 15th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

For today’s Data Digest, we take another look at some of the limited data that is currently available from the 2020 Census. We will start to see more data rolling out this summer. You can count on seeing that discussed in the Data Digest. This week we look at the distribution of residents in the [...]

Average Income for Workers in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-03-01T15:55:53-08:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

Today I am highlighting another graph from our recently published 2021 Greater Palm Springs Economic Report. We encourage everyone to download a free copy. This graph from page 44 of the report displays the income for workers for each major industry sector averaged for all jobs in that sector. For example, financial activities can include [...]

2020 Census – Diversity in the Coachella Valley

By |2022-02-15T15:51:06-08:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , |

In my last blog, I endeavored to clarify the misunderstandings about race and ethnicity. Today we expand this exploration to look at diversity. The US Census Bureau authors a Diversity Index (DI).  The DI is a measure of the probability that two people chosen at random will be from a different race or ethnicity group. [...]

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