Palm Springs, California Population 2022

44,579
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Palm Springs is a city located in Riverside County California. Palm Springs has a 2020 population of 44,579. Palm Springs is currently growing at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 0.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,575 in 2010.

The average household income in Palm Springs is $87,874 with a poverty rate of 16.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,199 per month, and the median house value is $398,100. 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.

Palm Springs Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palm Springswas:

  • White: 79.37%
  • Other race: 5.03%
  • Asian: 4.93%
  • Black or African American: 4.90%
  • Two or more races: 4.63%
  • Native American: 0.86%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
The current population of Palm Springs, California is 44,579 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 44,575.

Palm Springs, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,40979.37%
Black or African American2,3704.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native4140.86%
Asian2,3864.93%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1390.29%
Some Other Race2,4335.03%
Two or More Races2,2394.63%
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Palm Springs Population by Race

Palm Springs Population Pyramid 2022

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Palm Springs Median Age

56.1


Total

56.4


Male

55.6


Female

Palm Springs Adults

There are 43,269 adults, (15,673 of whom are seniors) in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

56.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Palm Springs Sex Ratio

Female

19,569

40.44%

Male

28,821

59.56%

Palm Springs Population by Age

Palm Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palm Springs Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.2%22.8%
All63.7%36.3%
Non Family60.9%39.1%
Male40.8%59.2%
Female35.5%64.5%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palm Springs Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,7671.9363.7
Married7,8952.6477.2
Male9813.2840.8
Female1,5843.4535.5
Non Family14,3071.2860.9

2.72

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

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Palm Springs Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2443.08%
9th to 12th Grade1,8554.59%
High School Graduate7,32718.11%
Some College9,81424.26%
Associates Degree3,1677.83%
Bachelors Degree9,81524.26%
Graduate Degree7,23217.88%
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Palm Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palm Springs Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,9011,761944
White28,37727,55813,717
2+ Races1,4741,301584
Black1,4601,350566
Native American32730174
Hispanic7,6435,7021,442
Other Race1,646981254
Islander1331259

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.66%.

Palm Springs Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,378$42,362$32,728
Less Than 9th Grade$22,787$25,685$19,523
High School Graduate$30,720$32,332$27,515
Some College$33,040$35,816$30,964
Bachelors Degree$55,473$55,417$55,667
Graduate Degree$99,397$106,492$80,074

$37,378

Average Earnings

$42,362

Average Male

$32,728

Average Female

Palm Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palm Springs Language by Age

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Palm Springs Language

74.45% of Palm Springs residents speak only English, while 25.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.25% of the population.

Palm Springs Language

Palm Springs Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1395741.01%
Black2,34594540.30%
Native4129924.03%
Hispanic12,1272,84023.42%
Multiple2,22936016.15%
White29,7653,51611.81%
Asian2,3821787.47%
Other548NaN%

16.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.33%

Male Poverty Rate

15.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palm Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palm Springs is Islander, with 41.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palm Springs is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.43%.

Palm Springs Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.40%
High School15.70%
Some College13.94%
Bachelors or Greater10.34%

Palm Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.39%
Male Unemployed38.54%
Female Employed5.30%
Female Unemployed36.51%

Palm Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palm Springs Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,916$95,036
Families$78,995$123,909
Married Families$101,266$145,630
Non Families$43,845$72,636
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Income by Household Type

Palm Springs Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Palm Springs Married by Age and Sex

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Palm Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Palm Springs Marital Status by Race

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Palm Springs Marital Status

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3,759

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War231
First Gulf War297
Vietnam1,486
Korea436
World War II326

Palm Springs Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3492
35 to 54377
55 to 64410
65 to 741,105
75+1,775

Palm Springs Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4049.70%
Black1788.93%
Native American185.25%
Asian452.16%
Islander53.68%
Other Race492.55%
2+ Races603.54%
Hispanic3603.96%

Palm Springs Veterans by Race

Palm Springs Veterans by Education

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9.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palm Springs Veterans by Education

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50.5%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Palm Springs Employment by Age

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Palm Springs Employment by Race

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Palm Springs Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.67%

Born in Palm Springs

81.10%

Native Born

18.90%

Foreign Born

9.36%

Non Citizen

9.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.10% of Palm Springs residents were born in the United States, with 38.67% having been born in California. 9.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Palm Springs Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19403,4340.00%
19507,6604,2268.35%
196013,4685,8085.81%
197020,9367,4684.51%
198032,35911,4234.45%
199040,1817,8222.19%
200042,8072,6260.64%
201044,5521,7450.40%
201144,55420.00%
201244,55620.00%
201344,55820.00%
201444,56020.00%
201544,56220.00%
201644,56420.00%
201744,56620.00%
201844,56820.00%
201944,57020.00%
202044,57550.01%
202144,57720.00%
202244,57920.00%

Palm Springs Population by Year