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Palm Springs, California - Basic Facts

The City of Palm Springs had a population of 47,917 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Palm Springs is located at latitude 33.8007 and longitude -116.5368 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palm Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 94.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.85 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 479 feet.

The City of Palm Springs (GNIS ID: 2411357) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Palm Springs is located within Palm Springs CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palm Springs: Agua Caliente, Big Palm Spring, Palm City, Palmetto Spring.


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Palm Springs, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 47,917
Daytime Population: Workers 34,491
Daytime Population: Residents 27,805
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 62,296
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 47,469
Population in Familes 26,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 448
Population Density2 510
Diversity Index3 69
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,686
Average Household Income $79,817
Per Capita Income $41,083

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 36,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,950 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,569 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,368 (33.5%)
Median Home Value $389,403
Average Home Value $451,459
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 24,519
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 9,328
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.01% 1.24%
Households 1.04% 1.21%
Families 1.02% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Palm Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Springs to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 196 87th
Population Density # 938 38th
Diversity Index # 672 56th
Median Household Income # 986 35th
Per Capita Income # 344 77th

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