Living in Palm Desert, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Palm Desert SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Palm Desert, CA Crime Report

2,080
Total Crimes
3,883.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
51.18%
Above National Average

Palm Desert, CA Cost Of Living

127
Palm Desert's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Palm Desert, California Info Snack

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. The population was 48,445 at the 2010 census, up from 41,155 at the 2000 census. The city was one of the state's fastest growing in the 1980s and 1990s,[citation needed] beginning with 11,801 residents in 1980, doubling to 23,650 in 1990, 35,000 in 1995, and nearly double its 1990 population by 2000.
Population
52,124
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
13.3%
Median Home
$335,400
Median Income
$57,578
Median Rent
$1,260

Palm Desert, CA Photos

Rankings for Palm Desert in California

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Map Of Palm Desert, CA

Population over time in Palm Desert

Year Population % Change
2017 52,124 0.9%
2016 51,675 1.2%
2015 51,045 0.9%
2014 50,565 1.2%
2013 49,953 1.3%
2012 49,306 0.7%
2011 48,959 0.4%
2010 48,769 0.5%
2009 48,534 -
Crime/100k Palm Desert CA USA
Violent Crime 169.9 447.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 39.2 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 119.5 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 3713.1 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 614.2 416.2 376.0
Larceny 2856.2 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 242.7 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Palm Desert

White
64.5% (33,632)
African American
2.3% (1,220)
American Indian
0.2% (79)
Asian
5.0% (2,623)
Hawaiian
0.2% (91)
Other
0.3% (143)
Two Or More
2.0% (1,037)
Hispanic
25.5% (13,299)
Race Palm Desert CA USA
White 64.5% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 2.3% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 5.0% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.0% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 25.5% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Palm Desert, California

Less than $10,000
7.4% (386,271)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.9% (256,577)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.3% (486,784)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.3% (535,419)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.5% (649,334)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.0% (938,335)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (550,550)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.6% (607,183)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.1% (372,005)
$200,000 or more
8.2% (429,935)
Income Palm Desert CA USA
Less than $10,000 7.4% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.9% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.3% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.3% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.5% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.0% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.6% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.1% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 8.2% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Palm Desert

Female
51.8% (26,992)
Male
48.2% (25,131)
Gender Palm Desert CA USA
Female 51.8% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Palm Desert for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,563)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (2,606)
High School / GED
21.0% (10,946)
Some College
28.0% (14,594)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (3,648)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (10,946)
Master's Degree
9.0% (4,691)
Professional Degree
4.0% (2,084)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (1,042)
Education Palm Desert CA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 21.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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