The City of Palm Desert had a population of 52,807 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Palm Desert is located at latitude 33.7222 and longitude -116.3745 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palm Desert encompass a land area of 26.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.
The City of Palm Desert (GNIS ID: 2411356) 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 Palm Desert is located within Cathedral City-Palm Desert CCD of Riverside County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Palm Desert: Old McDonald Ranch, Palm Village, Sand Hole.
|Total Population||52,807 (100%)|
|Population in Households||52,521 (99.5%)|
|Population in Families||38,138 (72.2%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||286 ( 0.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$64,857|
|Average Household Income||$105,011|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||29%|
|Per Capita Income||$50,454|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||39,640 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||16,568 (41.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,658 (21.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||14,414 (36.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$456,210|
|Average Home Value||$557,927|
|Housing Affordability Index3||79|
|Average Household Size||2.08|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.41%|
|Per Capita Income||1.12%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.95%|
The table below compares Palm Desert to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 178||88th|
|Population Density||# 607||60th|
|Median Household Income||# 755||50th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 539||35th|
|Per Capita Income||# 292||81st|
|Diversity Index||# 827||46th|
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