About This Place
Desert Center is a census-designated place in the Colorado Desert in Riverside County, California. It is in southern California, between the cities of Indio and Blythe at the junction of Interstate 10 and State Route 177 (Desert Center-Rice Road). The ZIP Code is 92239, and the community is in telephone area code 760. The elevation is 656 feet (200 m). The population was 204 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 30.4 square miles (78.8 km²), all of it land.
In the vicinity of Desert Center are the Chuckwalla Mountains, Corn Springs, Eagle Mountain Kaiser Steel iron mine (former), and Chiriaco Summit and museum.