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Twentynine Palms, California - Basic Facts

The City of Twentynine Palms had a population of 25,458 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Twentynine Palms is located at latitude 34.1483 and longitude -116.0655 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Twentynine Palms (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,988 feet.

The City of Twentynine Palms (GNIS ID: 2412119) 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 Twentynine Palms is located within Twentynine Palms-Yucca Valley CCD of San Bernardino County.

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

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


Total Population 25,458
Population in Households 22,114
Population in Familes 18,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,344
Population Density1 430
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 8,156
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 5,888
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,632 (27.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,524 (57.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,445 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $154,160
Average Home Value $193,786


Median Household Income $42,467
Average Household Income $54,789
Per Capita Income $20,657
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.52%
Households 0.12% 0.46%
Families 0.11% 0.47%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

Twentynine Palms, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Twentynine 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 # 291 81st
Population Density1 # 975 36th
Diversity Index2 # 630 59th
Median Household Income # 1127 26th
Per Capita Income # 1102 27th

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