Thousand Palms, California Population 2024

8,326

Thousand Palms is a city located in Riverside County California. Thousand Palms has a 2024 population of 8,326. Thousand Palms is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 2.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,158 in 2020.

The average household income in Thousand Palms is $77,453 with a poverty rate of 13.11%. The median age in Thousand Palms is 35.4 years: 35.7 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

Thousand Palms Demographics

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

  • White: 48.69%
  • Two or more races: 35.42%
  • Other race: 14.22%
  • Native American: 1.48%
  • Black or African American: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
23.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
352.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.06% (168)
The current population of Thousand Palms, California is 8,326 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,158.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,01348.69%
Two or more races2,91935.42%
Other race1,17214.22%
Native American1221.48%
Black or African American130.16%
Asian30.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Thousand Palms Population by Race

Thousand Palms Population Pyramid 2024

Thousand Palms Median Age

35.4

Total

35.7

Male

34.7

Female

Thousand Palms Adults

There are 5,985 adults, (1,765 of whom are seniors) in Thousand Palms.

Thousand Palms Age Dependency

95.3

Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Thousand Palms Sex Ratio

Female4,26151.7%
Male3,98148.3%

Thousand Palms Population by Age

Thousand Palms Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8352.8978.621.4
Married1,3693.627624
Non Family9641.1477.922.1
Female4114.2992.97.1
Male914.261.538.5

3.65

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Thousand Palms Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3045.58%
Associates Degree4748.71%
Bachelors Degree68612.6%
Graduate Degree3766.91%
High School Graduate1,80033.06%
Less Than 9th Grade4207.71%
Some College1,38525.44%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Thousand Palms Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Thousand Palms Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic2,9112,339579
White2,4272,275454
2+ Races1,4391,164396
Other Race775610186
Native American12212223
Black12120
Asian333

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Thousand Palms Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$53,696$53,834$0
Graduate Degree$78,338$0$78,581
High School Graduate$31,261$31,506$30,063
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$36,774$40,017$32,301
Some College$38,404$52,868$31,062

$36,774

Average Earnings

$40,017

Average Male

$32,301

Average Female

Thousand Palms Earnings by Educational Attainment

Thousand Palms Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Thousand Palms Language

55.01% of Thousand Palms residents speak only English, while 44.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 43.23% of the population.

Thousand Palms Language

Thousand Palms Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,24677314.74%
Other1,17233828.84%
White2,77829010.44%
Multiple2,919652.23%
Native12221.64%

13.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.15%

Male Poverty Rate

14.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thousand Palms

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thousand Palms is Other, with 28.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thousand Palms is Native, with 1.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.24%.

Thousand Palms Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College15.76%
High School13.56%
Less Than 9th Grade11.74%
Bachelors or Greater7.53%

Thousand Palms Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.95%
Female Unemployed23.81%
Female Employed8.03%
Male Employed5.99%

Thousand Palms Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Thousand Palms Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$74,039$86,625
Households$68,504$77,453
Married Families$82,194$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,206$50,108

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Thousand Palms Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Thousand Palms Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Thousand 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 35-44.

Thousand Palms Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Thousand Palms Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

690

Number of Veterans

644

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam241
Second Gulf War231
Korea60
First Gulf War28
World War II19

Thousand Palms Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74235
35 to 54222
75+159
55 to 6474
18 to 340

Thousand Palms Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White41012.26%
Hispanic2678.28%
2+ Races23614.07%
Native American2318.85%
Other Race172.06%
Asian3100%
Black18.33%

Thousand Palms Veterans by Race

Thousand Palms Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thousand Palms Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Thousand Palms Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Thousand Palms Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Thousand 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

61.77%

Born in Thousand Palms

82.48%

Native Born

17.52%

Foreign Born

3.76%

Non Citizen

13.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.48% of Thousand Palms residents were born in the United States, with 61.77% having been born in California. 3.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Thousand Palms Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,326420.51%
20238,284420.51%
20228,2421902.36%
20218,052-106-1.3%
20208,1581,36420.08%
20196,794-1,020-13.05%
20187,8144586.23%
20177,356-519-6.59%
20167,875-347-4.22%
20158,2222663.34%
20147,9565036.75%
20137,453-105-1.39%
20127,558-20-0.26%
20117,578-137-1.78%
20107,71500%

Thousand Palms Population by Year