By Jim Dunlap
Of the 8,000 housing units in Yucca Valley, 70% are owner -occupied--the average family size is 3. Just over half of the population is married, with the median income in 2005 at $37,000. For those who work, the average travel time is 30 min. Travel time from Yucca Valley to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 29 Palms is about 30 min. or less. Home Depot just opened here, and according to US News and World Report, Yucca Valley is in the top ten best places to retire in the United States.