Palm Desert, CA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Palm Desert, California Info Snack

Population
52,575
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
13.1%
Median Home
$350,400
Median Income
$59,977
Median Rent
$1,319

Palm Desert SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Palm Desert, CA Crime Report

1,984
Total Crimes
3,689.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
48.96%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Palm Desert
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,984 3,689.4 2,772.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 136 252.9 441.2 366.7
Murder 3 5.6 4.3 5.0
Robbery 24 44.6 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 102 189.7 267.1 250.2
Property Crime 1,848 3,436.5 2,331.2 2,109.9
Burglary 338 628.5 386.1 340.5
Larceny 1,382 2,569.9 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 128 238.0 358.8 219.9

Palm Desert, CA Cost Of Living

127
Palm Desert's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Palm Desert California National Average
Overall 127 140 100
Services 108 111 100
Groceries 116 118 100
Health 110 113 100
Housing 156 196 100
Transportation 130 128 100
Utilities 119 118 100

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Rankings for Palm Desert in California

Map Of Palm Desert, CA

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Population over time in Palm Desert

Year Population % Change
2019 52,575 0.9%
2018 52,124 0.9%
2017 51,675 1.2%
2016 51,045 0.9%
2015 50,565 1.2%
2014 49,953 1.3%
2013 49,306 0.7%
2012 48,959 0.4%
2011 48,769 0.5%
2010 48,534 -

Race / Ethnicity in Palm Desert

White
66.0% (34,690)
African American
2.8% (1,482)
American Indian
0.2% (121)
Asian
5.0% (2,607)
Hawaiian
0.1% (59)
Other
0.2% (130)
Two Or More
2.1% (1,113)
Hispanic
23.5% (12,373)
Race Palm Desert CA USA
White 66.0% 37.2% 60.7%
African American 2.8% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 5.0% 14.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 23.5% 39.0% 18.0%

Gender in Palm Desert

Female
51.9% (27,281)
Male
48.1% (25,294)
Gender Palm Desert CA USA
Female 51.9% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Palm Desert for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,577)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (2,628)
High School / GED
20.0% (10,515)
Some College
27.0% (14,195)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (4,206)
Bachelor's Degree
22.0% (11,566)
Master's Degree
9.0% (4,731)
Professional Degree
4.0% (2,103)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (1,051)
Education Palm Desert CA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 20.0% 20.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Palm Desert, California

Less than $10,000
7.2% (378,860)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.5% (234,471)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.1% (476,269)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.6% (504,070)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.7% (665,700)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (913,317)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (555,791)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.8% (672,596)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.3% (386,187)
$200,000 or more
8.9% (470,235)
Income Palm Desert CA USA
Less than $10,000 7.2% 4.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.5% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.1% 7.5% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.6% 7.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.7% 10.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 15.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.8% 16.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.3% 8.9% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 8.9% 12.2% 7.7%

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