Information About Palm Desert

The total estimated population is 49,021. Density is low at 832 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 43,373; Asian: 1,122; Two or More Races: 1,017; Black: 521; American Indian: 199; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 43; Other Race: 2,746; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 7,428 (15%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 41,593 (85%)

There are 7,461 foreign born residents, of which 41.6% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 2,752; Canada: 1,181; United Kingdom: 406; Germany: 317; El Salvador: 246; Philippines: 245; Bosnia: 178; U.S. Born: This State: 17,507; Midwest: 9,981; Northeast: 5,867; West: 4,274; South: 3,522;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Palm Desert Most Common US Birthplaces in Palm Desert

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 54 years.

Age Distribution

There are 2,494 married couples with children and 1,250 single-parent households (343 men, 907 women).

The median household income is $47,775 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; California: $47,493; Palm Desert: $47,775;

9% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; California: 14%; Palm Desert: 9%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 13,038; Government: 2,009; Self-employed: 2,393; Unpaid family work: 105; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 6,934; Sales and office: 5,557; Service: 3,901; Professional and related: 3,738; Management, business, and financial operations: 3,196; Office and administrative support: 2,341;

Work Types in Palm Desert Common Occupations in Palm Desert

The average commute time is 20 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 14,257; Car or truck (carpooled): 2,055; Worked at home: 1,129; Walked: 332; Public transportation: 225; Bicycle: 91; Motorcycle: 44;

Transportation to work methods in Palm Desert

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Palm Desert.

There are 33,489 housing units, of which 23,887 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 16,890; Renter: 6,646; Vacant: 9,953; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 11,018; Not Mortgaged: 5,872;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Palm Desert

The median single family home value is $203,950.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; California: $1,478; Palm Desert: $1,391;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; California: $677; Palm Desert: $679;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 97; 1940 to 1949: 217; 1950 to 1959: 1,156; 1960 to 1969: 3,102; 1970 to 1979: 7,269; 1980 to 1989: 12,976; 1990 to 1994: 4,424; 1995 to 1998: 3,342; 1999 to March 2000: 906;

0.2% of homes lack plumbing and 0.5% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 17,641; Electricity: 5,565; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 227; No Fuel: 60;

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