Palm Desert is a city located in Riverside County California. With a 2020 population of 51,707, it is the 183rd largest city in California and the 845th largest city in the United States. Palm Desert is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 1.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,163 in 2020. Spanning over 27 miles, Palm Desert has a population density of 1,929 people per square mile.
The average household income in Palm Desert is $94,797 with a poverty rate of 12.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,353 per month, and the median house value is $361,200. The median age in Palm Desert is 54.5 years, 51 years for males, and 56.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palm Desertwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.42%.
76.33% of Palm Desert residents speak only English, while 23.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.31% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Palm Desert is Black, with 28.20% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Palm Desert is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.17%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Palm Desert
82.79% of Palm Desert residents were born in the United States, with 46.63% having been born in California. 7.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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