Desert Palms, California Population 2024

6,229

Desert Palms is a city located in Riverside County California. Desert Palms has a 2024 population of 6,229. Desert Palms is currently declining at a rate of -1.46% annually and its population has decreased by -5.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,599 in 2020.

The average household income in Desert Palms is $112,271 with a poverty rate of 9.59%. The median age in Desert Palms is 76.1 years: 77.1 years for males, and 75.4 years for females.

Desert Palms Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Desert Palms was:

  • White: 94.04%
  • Two or more races: 2.35%
  • Black or African American: 1.82%
  • Asian: 1.23%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,329.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.61% (-370)
The current population of Desert Palms, California is 6,229 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,599.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,03294.04%
Two or more races1512.35%
Black or African American1171.82%
Asian791.23%
Other race350.55%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Desert Palms Population by Race

Desert Palms Population Pyramid 2024

Desert Palms Median Age

76.1

Total

77.1

Male

75.4

Female

Desert Palms Adults

There are 6,401 adults, (5,366 of whom are seniors) in Desert Palms.

Desert Palms Age Dependency

519.7

Age Dependency Ratio

518.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

1.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Desert Palms Sex Ratio

Female3,52154.9%
Male2,89345.1%

Desert Palms Population by Age

Desert Palms Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7491.7183.416.6
Married1,9432.0495.44.6
Non Family1,6901.2868.531.5
Female1162.61000
Male0000

2.07

Average Family Size

1.71

Average Household Size

83.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Desert Palms Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade751.17%
Associates Degree4887.62%
Bachelors Degree1,60125.01%
Graduate Degree1,23419.28%
High School Graduate1,19118.61%
Less Than 9th Grade1352.11%
Some College1,67726.2%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Desert Palms Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Desert Palms Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,8055,7322,636
Hispanic36526085
2+ Races13811973
Black11710437
Asian797961
Other Race35350

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.22%.

Desert Palms Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$53,244$0
Graduate Degree$0$64,750$0
High School Graduate$38,343$32,500$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$38,081$52,985$24,764
Some College$0$0$0

$38,081

Average Earnings

$52,985

Average Male

$24,764

Average Female

Desert Palms Earnings by Educational Attainment

Desert Palms Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Desert Palms Language

91.63% of Desert Palms residents speak only English, while 8.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.2% of the population.

Desert Palms Language

Desert Palms Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,8055529.51%
Hispanic3784812.7%
Black1171512.82%

9.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.26%

Male Poverty Rate

9.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Desert Palms

The race most likely to be in poverty in Desert Palms is Black, with 12.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Desert Palms is White, with 9.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.13%.

Desert Palms Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School23.17%
Some College8.68%
Less Than 9th Grade5.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.94%

Desert Palms Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Desert Palms Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Desert Palms Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$99,042$148,666
Households$73,697$112,271
Married Families$95,705$-999,999,999
Non Families$45,761$67,930

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Desert Palms Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

71.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Desert Palms Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Desert Palms Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Desert Palms Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Desert Palms Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

944

Number of Veterans

904

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam454
Korea158
World War II84
First Gulf War29
Second Gulf War0

Desert Palms Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+747
65 to 74168
55 to 6429
18 to 340
35 to 540

Desert Palms Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White87014.42%
2+ Races3928.26%
Black3529.91%
Hispanic205.48%

Desert Palms Veterans by Race

Desert Palms Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Desert Palms Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

18%

Labor Force Participation

16.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Desert Palms Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Desert Palms Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Desert Palms Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

23.12%

Born in Desert Palms

85.8%

Native Born

14.2%

Foreign Born

5.83%

Non Citizen

8.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.8% of Desert Palms residents were born in the United States, with 23.12% having been born in California. 5.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Desert Palms Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,229-92-1.46%
20236,321-93-1.45%
20226,4141893.04%
20216,225-374-5.67%
20206,599-156-2.31%
20196,755-192-2.76%
20186,947-2-0.03%
20176,94990.13%
20166,9401141.67%
20156,826500.74%
20146,7762934.52%
20136,483-44-0.67%
20126,527-65-0.99%
20116,592-365-5.25%
20106,95700%

Desert Palms Population by Year