Desert Palms CDP, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Desert Palms CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Desert Palms Census Designated Place had a population of 7,078 as of July 1, 2017. Desert Palms CDP ranks in the lower 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 Desert Palms CDP is located at latitude 33.7791 and longitude -116.2982 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Desert Palms Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Desert Palms Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629131) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 Desert Palms Census Designated Place is located within Coachella Valley CCD of Riverside County.

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

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Desert Palms CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,078
Daytime Population: Workers 883
Daytime Population: Residents 6,220
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,103
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 7,078
Population in Familes 5,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,650
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $57,653
Average Household Income $84,504
Per Capita Income $49,835


Total Housing Units 5,132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,770 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 403 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 959 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $462,747
Average Home Value $501,200


Total Households 4,173
Average Household Size 1.7
Family Households 2,552
Average Family Size 2
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% 0.51%
Households 0.23% 0.49%
Families 0.19% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Desert Palms CDP, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Desert Palms CDP 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 # 567 63rd
Population Density # 521 66th
Diversity Index # 1505 1st
Median Household Income # 712 53rd
Per Capita Income # 217 86th

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