Desert Palms CDP, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Desert Palms CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Desert Palms Census Designated Place had a population of 7,074 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Desert Palms CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,074
Population in Households 7,074
Population in Familes 5,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,649
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $59,933
Average Household Income $84,243
Per Capita Income $49,822


Total Housing Units 5,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,742 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 440 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 873 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $492,127
Average Home Value $530,452


Total Households 4,182
Average Household Size 1.69
Family Households 2,555
Average Family Size 2
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.2% 0.61%
Households 0.23% 0.53%
Families 0.18% 0.51%
Median Household Income   5.01%
Per Capita Income   4.1%

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, 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 # 569 63rd
Population Density # 521 66th
Diversity Index # 1503 1st
Median Household Income # 724 52nd
Per Capita Income # 259 83rd

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