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Thousand Palms, California - Basic Facts

The Thousand Palms Census Designated Place had a population of 8,041 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Thousand Palms is located at latitude 33.815 and longitude -116.3545 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Thousand Palms Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Thousand Palms Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409313) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Thousand Palms Census Designated Place is located within Desert Hot Springs CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thousand Palms population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thousand Palms: Edom.

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Thousand Palms, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,041
Population in Households 8,012
Population in Familes 6,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 340
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 2,930
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,931
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,230 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 701 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 849 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $148,218
Average Home Value $191,667


Median Household Income $40,067
Average Household Income $51,270
Per Capita Income $19,011
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 1.4%
Households 0.45% 1.05%
Families 0.29% 1.04%
Median Household Income   -0.57%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Thousand Palms, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thousand Palms to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 531 65th
Population Density1 # 1030 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 563 63rd
Median Household Income # 1198 21st
Per Capita Income # 1189 22nd

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