Palm Springs is a city located in Riverside County California. With a 2020 population of 48,844, it is the 185th largest city in California and the 809th largest city in the United States . Palm Springs is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 9.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,552 in 2010. Palm Springs reached it's highest population of 48,844 in 2021. Spanning over 95 miles, Palm Springs has a population density of 517 people per square mile.
The average household income in Palm Springs is $87,874 with a poverty rate of 17.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,114 per month, and the median house value is $389,800. The median age in Palm Springs is 55.4 years, 55.5 years for males, and 55.2 years for females.
Palm Springs is a city located in the state of California. It is located in the Coachella Valley area of Riverside County. It is most known for being a resort city, offering tourists and residents lots to do including outdoor activities like golf and hiking in the surrounding deserts and mountain areas.
Palm Springs Population Statistics
What’s unique about the population in Palm Springs is that it has one of the largest concentrations of same-sex couples. Over 7% of households are shared by same-sex couples, high above the national average of just 1%.
Palm Springs Population Growth
Palm Springs has continued to grow in terms of population because of the celebrities that choose to live here and the people that want this city for their retirement. The city has shown significant growth in every census through the 1990s. At the time of the 2000 census, growth had slowed considerably, but the city has continued only to gain more residents since the census of 1940. Recent estimates show that the population has risen 7% since the last poll in 2010, indicating that this resort city has much growth left in its future.
Palm Springs was first inhabited over 2,000 years ago by the Cahuilla Indians, and many prominent leaders lived in this area. There were permanent settlements located throughout the region, with the early inhabitants taking advantage of the abundance of water as well as the hot springs that were used during the colder winter months.
In 1821, Mexican explorers recorded their expedition to the area. It was just a few short years later in 1848 when what is now Palm Springs was ceded to the U.S. It was in 1879 when the Agua Caliente Reservation was established over 31,000 acres, with the tribe living here being one of the wealthiest in the state.
It was during the 1900s when the city became a popular tourist destination. The dry heat conditions were thought to help treat various health conditions. The Desert Inn and was established in the early 1900s and was further expanded in the 1920s. It was the first major hotel in the city. The El Mirador was another major hotel that was opened during the 1920s. A golf course was constructed, and many celebrities came to the area to live. The region became a hotspot for celebrities during the next decade, and the city continued to expand with the construction of nightclubs and shopping centers.
Following World War II, architects began the construction of many unique homes that were used by vacationers. The city to this day has been a favorite spot for celebrities to visit and live. The population also includes many retirees. Tourism remains a major driver of the economy, and millions of visitors come to Palm Springs each year. There are over 100 hotels and resorts, as well as restaurants and attractions. The city is currently in the process of rebuilding its downtown area to continue to bring in visitors and residents.