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Palm Springs, California - Basic Facts

The City of Palm Springs had a population of 47,864 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Palm Springs is located at latitude 33.8303 and longitude -116.5453 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palm Springs encompass a land area of 94.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.85 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 479 feet.

The City of Palm Springs (GNIS ID: 2411357) 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 Springs is located within Palm Springs CCD of Riverside County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palm Springs: Agua Caliente, Big Palm Spring, Palm City, Palmetto Spring.

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


Total Population 47,864
Population in Households 47,407
Population in Familes 26,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 457
Population Density2 509
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $52,109
Average Household Income $87,619
Per Capita Income $45,192


Total Housing Units 36,212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,547 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,017 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,649 (32.2%)
Median Home Value $419,080
Average Home Value $531,049


Total Households 24,563
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 9,306
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.87% 1.16%
Households 0.94% 1.17%
Families 0.87% 1.06%
Median Household Income   5.09%
Per Capita Income   4.57%

Palm Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Springs 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 # 199 87th
Population Density # 939 38th
Diversity Index # 671 56th
Median Household Income # 944 38th
Per Capita Income # 322 79th

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