Information About Thousand Palms

The total estimated population is 6,241. Density is very low at 110 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 4,900; Two or More Races: 172; American Indian: 57; Black: 47; Asian: 44; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 19; Other Race: 1,002; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 2,350 (38%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 3,891 (62%)

There are 1,229 foreign born residents, of which 29.0% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 844; Canada: 155; El Salvador: 52; United Kingdom: 37; Guatemala: 34; Philippines: 32; Germany: 29; U.S. Born: This State: 2,575; Midwest: 1,148; South: 474; Northeast: 413; West: 402;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Thousand Palms Most Common US Birthplaces in Thousand Palms

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 43 years.

Age Distribution

There are 434 married couples with children and 153 single-parent households (45 men, 108 women).

The median household income is $33,776 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; California: $47,493; Thousand Palms: $33,776;

12% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; California: 14%; Thousand Palms: 12%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 1,649; Government: 169; Self-employed: 209; Unpaid family work: 11; Occupation: Service: 582; Sales and office: 491; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 437; Management, professional, and related: 431; Office and administrative support: 270; Management, business, and financial operations: 240;

Work Types in Thousand Palms Common Occupations in Thousand Palms

The average commute time is 21 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 1,591; Car or truck (carpooled): 254; Worked at home: 88; Public transportation: 14; Walked: 5;

Transportation to work methods in Thousand Palms

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Thousand Palms.

There are 4,087 housing units, of which 1,264 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 2,224; Renter: 354; Vacant: 1,509; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 1,772; Not Mortgaged: 452;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Thousand Palms

The median single family home value is $103,000.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; California: $1,478; Thousand Palms: $916;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; California: $677; Thousand Palms: $536;

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: 16; 1940 to 1949: 26; 1950 to 1959: 204; 1960 to 1969: 382; 1970 to 1979: 987; 1980 to 1989: 1,140; 1990 to 1994: 632; 1995 to 1998: 442; 1999 to March 2000: 258;

10.5% of homes lack plumbing and 1.4% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 2,144; Electricity: 312; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 79; No Fuel: 28;

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