Palmdale, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Palmdale, California - Basic Facts

The City of Palmdale had a population of 162,468 as of July 1, 2018. Palmdale ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palmdale is located at latitude 34.591 and longitude -118.1054 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palmdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 105.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,657 feet.

The City of Palmdale (GNIS ID: 2411359) 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 Palmdale is located within South Antelope Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.


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Palmdale, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 162,468
Population in Households 162,269
Population in Familes 146,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density2 1,533
Diversity Index3 87
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,970
Average Household Income $79,557
Per Capita Income $22,026

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 48,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,788 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,041 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,535 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $280,881
Average Home Value $320,612
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 44,829
Average Household Size 3.62
Family Households 36,940
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.75% 0.57%
Households 0.52% 0.41%
Families 0.54% 0.45%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Palmdale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palmdale to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 33 98th
Population Density # 675 56th
Diversity Index # 103 94th
Median Household Income # 723 52nd
Per Capita Income # 1120 26th

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