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Thousand Palms, California - Basic Facts

The Thousand Palms Census Designated Place had a population of 8,133 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Thousand Palms is located at latitude 33.815 and longitude -116.3545 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Thousand Palms Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Thousand Palms Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409313) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 Thousand Palms Census Designated Place is located within Desert Hot Springs CCD of Riverside County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thousand Palms: Edom.

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


Total Population 8,133
Daytime Population: Workers 5,873
Daytime Population: Residents 5,382
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,255
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 8,104
Population in Familes 6,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 344
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $40,653
Average Household Income $53,198
Per Capita Income $19,773


Total Housing Units 3,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,266 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 708 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 808 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $162,361
Average Home Value $212,307


Total Households 2,974
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,959
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.73% 0.99%
Households 0.59% 0.83%
Families 0.45% 0.8%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Thousand Palms, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thousand Palms 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 # 533 65th
Population Density # 1029 32nd
Diversity Index # 564 63rd
Median Household Income # 1196 21st
Per Capita Income # 1178 22nd

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