About This Place
Cabazon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 2,535 at the 2010 census, up from 2,229 at the 2000 census.
Cabazon was incorporated as a city in 1955. In 1972, after years of scandal, political instability, and stalled growth, the citizens of Cabazon voted to disincorporate the city. Cabazon then became the first community in California to give up cityhood in some 40 years. Interest in re-incorporating the area has been reported in the 2000s.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Cabazon had a population of 2,535. The population density was 518.0 people per square mile (200.0/km²). The racial makeup of Cabazon was 1,751 (69.1%) White, 135 (5.3%) African American, 90 (3.6%) Native American, 38 (1.5%) Asian, 14 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 358 (14.1%) from other races, and 149 (5.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,135 persons (44.8%).