Palmdale, California

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Population in 2013: 157,161 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +34.7%
Males: 79,792  (50.8%)
Females: 77,369  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  31.6 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93552.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,153 (it was $46,941 in 2000)
Palmdale:

$55,153
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,396 (it was $16,384 in 2000)

Palmdale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $168,800 (it was $113,600 in 2000)
Palmdale:

$168,800
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $193,773; Detached houses: $201,945; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,978; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,570; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,805; Mobile homes: $42,924

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,112.

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  • Races in Palmdale, CA (2013)

    Palmdale races chart
    • 85,44954.4%Hispanic
    • 39,72925.3%White alone
    • 19,70412.5%Black alone
    • 7,9065.0%Asian alone
    • 2,7791.8%Two or more races
    • 1,2290.8%American Indian alone
    • 3500.2%Other race alone

Races in Palmdale detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Palmdale: 121.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (5.0%), Irish (4.6%), English (3.4%), Italian (3.0%), United States (1.9%), French (1.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2659 feet

Land area: 105.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,497 people per square mile   (low).

Palmdale,CA real estate house value index trend

Palmdale, California map

For population 25 years and over in Palmdale:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmdale city:

  • Never married: 36.1%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

38,545 residents are foreign born (19.6% Latin America).

This city:

24.5%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 191 registered sex offenders living in Palmdale, California as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Palmdale to the number of sex offenders is 815 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,773 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,689 (1.5%)

Palmdale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Upper San Gabriel Valley, CA (32.9 miles , pop. 320,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (37.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Desert View Highlands, CA (1.8 miles ), South Antelope Valley, CA (2.2 miles ), Littlerock, CA (2.7 miles ), Lancaster, CA (2.8 miles ), Sun Village, CA (2.9 miles ), Quartz Hill, CA (2.9 miles ), Acton, CA (3.0 miles ), North Antelope Valley, CA (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 376 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 1998: 374 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1999: 496 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2000: 661 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2001: 812 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2002: 978 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2003: 957 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2004: 1366 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2005: 1534 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2006: 1194 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2007: 839 buildings, average cost: $222,100
  • 2008: 374 buildings, average cost: $218,600
  • 2009: 261 buildings, average cost: $204,900
  • 2010: 149 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2011: 107 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2012: 56 buildings, average cost: $196,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.58 N, Longitude: 118.10 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Aerospace Capital of America

Daytime population change due to commuting: -17,813 (-11.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,508 (28.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 661

Palmdale household income distribution Palmdale home values distribution

Property values in Palmdale, CA


Crime rates in Palmdale by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 8711101515115889610
per 100,000 6.75.88.87.711.411.07.73.55.55.45.83.96.4
Rapes 48564355485834554141383727
per 100,000 40.446.334.242.636.442.723.938.228.027.924.623.817.2
Robberies 178245284308318341360304264261246224257
per 100,000 149.8202.6226.0238.3240.9251.1253.3211.0180.4177.8159.2144.2164.2
Assaults 673847582623661575638512505522492545465
per 100,000 566.3700.3463.2482.1500.7423.5448.9355.3345.0355.5318.4350.9297.1
Burglaries 8969611,0091,0099671,1691,1821,0331,0809599591,0351,049
per 100,000 754.0794.5803.0780.8732.4860.9831.7716.8737.8653.2620.5666.5670.2
Thefts 1,9322,5212,9612,3522,3842,3532,4462,2972,0311,8901,9062,0681,928
per 100,000 1,625.72,084.22,356.51,820.01,805.71,732.91,721.11,593.91,387.51,287.31,233.31,331.71,231.8
Auto thefts 577737849825764690674602487485408290367
per 100,000 485.5609.3675.7638.4578.7508.2474.2417.7332.7330.3264.0186.7234.5
Arson 43826350625446442835292928
per 100,000 36.267.850.138.747.039.832.430.519.123.818.818.717.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 380.6461.4432.6417.9415.9408.0385.7336.9306.3296.9270.9269.3264.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Palmdale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +39,265 (+50.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Palmdale: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Palmdale, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Palmdale-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 737% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Palmdale center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 168.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 40.0 miles away from Palmdale center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Los Angeles County (51) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 34, Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palmdale topographic map

Birthplace of: Afroman - Musician, Lance Hooper - Race car driver, Niecy Nash - Comedian, Carlos Aguilar - Soccer player, Eugena Washington - Model, David Kennedy - College basketball player (UC Santa Barbara Gauchos), Edniesha Curry - WNBA player (Los Angeles Sparks, born: Jul 9, 1979), Jason Anderson (American football) - Football player, Joe Martin (American football) - Football player, John Keith (Canadian football) - Player of and football.

Hospitals and medical centers in Palmdale:

  • DESERT PALMS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 1212 EAST AVE S)
  • PALMDALE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 38600 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • DAVITA-PALMDALE REGIONAL DIALYSIS (1643 E. PALMDALE BLVD.)
  • EAST PALMDALE DIALYSIS CENTER (2710 E. PALMDALE BLVD.)
  • HIGH DESERT HEMODIALYSIS (1007 W. AVENUE M-14, SUITE B)
  • ALDEN HOME HEALTH, INC (1061 W AVENUE M-14, SUITIE A)

Airports located in Palmdale:

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Amtrak station:

PALMDALE (120 E. PALMDALE BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmdale:

  • Antelope Valley College (about 9 miles; Lancaster, CA; Full-time enrollment: 9,206)
  • Los Angeles Mission College (about 26 miles; Sylmar, CA; FT enrollment: 4,825)
  • Art Center College of Design (about 29 miles; Pasadena, CA; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • College of the Canyons (about 30 miles; Santa Clarita, CA; FT enrollment: 11,307)
  • Glendale Community College (about 30 miles; Glendale, CA; FT enrollment: 11,348)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena (about 31 miles; Pasadena, CA; FT enrollment: 2,934)
  • Pasadena City College (about 31 miles; Pasadena, CA; FT enrollment: 14,712)

Public high schools in Palmdale:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Palmdale:

Private elementary/middle schools in Palmdale:

  • ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 1600 E AVE R4; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 308; Location: 40027 11TH ST W; Grades: KG - 8)
  • KINDERCARE (Students: 46; Location: 3035 E AVE S; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CROSSWIND COMM CHURCH-ADVENTURELAND PRESCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 41337 10TH ST W; Grades: PK - KG)
  • QUALITY CARE PROVIDERS (Students: 9; Location: 516 E PALMDALE BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Palmdale, map of school districts

Library in Palmdale:

  • PALMDALE CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,681,795; Location: 700 E. PALMDALE BLVD.; 124,338 books; 4,997 audio materials; 4,849 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 343 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Palmdale: Palmdale Water Reclamation Plant (A), Denis (B), City Ranch (C), Ritter Ranch (D), Messer Ranch (E), Valley View Ranch (F), Desert Aire Golf Course (G), Antelope Valley Country Club (H), Palmdale City Library (I), Casa Del Adobe (J), United States Air Force Plant 42 Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (K), United States Air Force Plant 42 Fire Department Station 2 (L), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 37 (M), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 24 (N), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 131 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Antelope Valley Mal Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Palmdale include: Saint Marys Catholic Church (A), Masjid of Antelope Valley (B), First Baptist Church of Palmdale (C), First Christian Church of Palmdale (D), Christ The King Episcopal Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Pentecostal Holiness Church (G), Living Faith Foursquare Church (H), Christ's Church of the Valley (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Desert Lawn Memorial Park (1), Palmdale Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Una Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Anaverde Creek (A), Rogers Creek (B), Rock Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Palmdale include: Palms Park (1), Doctor Robert C Saint Clair Parkway (2), Tejon Park (3), Avenue S Park (4), McAdam Park (5), Courson Park (6), Palmdale Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western John Jay Inn Stes (600 West Palmdale Boulevard) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Los Angeles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 97.9. This is worse than average.

City:

97.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.94. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.94
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 40.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 26.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.48
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palmdale and their reported violations in the past:

ALPINE SPRINGS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 133, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-21-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DESERT AIRE GOLF COURSE (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palmdale that have no violations reported:

  • ANTELOPE VALLEY-EAST KERN WATER AGENCY (Population served: 107,254, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • UNITED METHODIST CAMP COLBY (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BLUE SKIES TRAILER PARK (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 7.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.6% for other race residents, 20.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  82.3%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Palmdale in 2010:

  • 79 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 31 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Palmdale in 2000:

  • 68 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in nursing homes

Palmdale, California environmental map by EPA

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Palmdale compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Banks with branches in Palmdale (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Palmdale Branch, East Avenue & 47th Street East Banki, Ave N And 50th St W Albertsons Branc, Palmdale Office, 1723 Palmdale Blvd Branch, Palmdale Tierra Albertsons Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Palmdale Branch, Rancho Vista Center Branch, Palmdale Plaza Branch, Palmdale Trade & Commerce Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Palmdale Branch at 1773 East Palmdale Boulevard, Suite G, branch established on 1997/05/23; Palmdale Antelope Valley Mall Branch at 1233 West Avenue P, Suite 525, branch established on 1997/03/14. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: East Palmdale Branch at 38203 47th Street East, branch established on 1992/03/16; Palmdale Branch at 839 East Palmdale Boulevard, branch established on 1946/09/30. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • California Bank & Trust: Palmdale Branch at 1667 East Palmdale Boulevard, branch established on 1984/03/02. Info updated 2009/07/20: Bank assets: $10,894.1 mil, Deposits: $9,193.9 mil, headquarters in San Diego, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Union Bank, National Association: Palmdale Branch at 39532 10th St Wv Ste A, branch established on 1997/01/31. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Palmdale, California:

  • Holiday Inn Palmdale/lancaster, 38630 5TH St W, Palmdale, CA 93551 , Phone: (661) 947-8055
  • E Z 8 Motels Inc, 430 W Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551 , Phone: (805) 273-6400, Fax: (805) 273-4709
  • Motel 6, #292, 407 W Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93550 , Phone: (805) 272-0660
  • The Palmdale Hotel, 300 W Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551 , Phone: (661) 273-1200, Fax: (661) 947-9593
  • Best Western John Jay Inn & Suites, 600 W Plamdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551 , Phone: (661) 575-9322, Fax: (661) 575-9495
  • Courtyard Palmdale, 530 W Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551 , Phone: (661) 947-4100, Fax: (661) 947-0153
  • Residence Inn Palmdale, 514 West Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93551 , Phone: (661) 947-4204, Fax: (661) 947-0107
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Palmdale, 39428 Trade Center Dr, Palmdale, CA 93551 , Phone: (661) 265-7400, Fax: (661) 265-7440
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palmdale, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
California average:

15.4

Palmdale travel time to work - commute Palmdale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Palmdale city (based on Los Angeles County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,542,994275
Evangelical Protestant814,6113,249
Other451,5941,023
Mainline Protestant229,056860
Black Protestant112,338290
Orthodox63,51776
None4,604,495-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2,084
Los Angeles County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 32
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 567
Los Angeles County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,206
Los Angeles County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7,008
Here:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

20.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 14$92,351$79,1580$0
Other Government Administration 9$71,572$95,42919$15,868
Judicial and Legal 4$45,490$136,4700$0
Police - Other 14$75,106$64,37735$54,836
Streets and Highways 45$261,819$69,8181$2,148
Welfare 2$7,852$47,1120$0
Sewerage 15$102,366$81,8930$0
Parks and Recreation 23$120,552$62,897104$96,566
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$54,693$93,7590$0
Natural Resources 19$88,197$55,7030$0
Other and Unallocable 36$200,123$66,7080$0
Totals for Government 188$1,120,121$71,497159$169,418

Palmdale government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $2,365,000 ($15.05)
    Central Staff Services: $1,992,000 ($12.67)
    Regular Highways: $338,000 ($2.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000 ($1.12)
    Libraries: $141,000 ($0.90)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $41,668,000 ($265.13)
    Central Staff Services: $30,457,000 ($193.79)
    Police Protection: $16,309,000 ($103.77)
    Regular Highways: $13,875,000 ($88.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,889,000 ($69.29)
    Transit Utilities: $6,117,000 ($38.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,272,000 ($27.18)
    Libraries: $2,760,000 ($17.56)
    Financial Administration: $2,658,000 ($16.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,376,000 ($8.76)
    General - Other: $1,226,000 ($7.80)
    Health - Other: $112,000 ($0.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,291,000 ($97.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $789,000 ($5.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $532,000 ($3.39)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($0.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($0.24)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($0.20)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($0.18)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($0.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $14,000 ($0.09)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,007,000 ($146.39)

Palmdale government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $13,851,000 ($88.13)
    Regular Highways: $10,445,000 ($66.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,461,000 ($28.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $966,000 ($6.15)
    Sewerage: $119,000 ($0.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,878,000 ($18.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,292,000 ($14.58)
    All Other: $335,000 ($2.13)
    Transit Utilities: $117,000 ($0.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,813,000 ($24.26)
    Sale of Property: $2,368,000 ($15.07)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,469,000 ($9.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,101,000 ($7.01)
    Special Assessments: $486,000 ($3.09)
    Rents: $307,000 ($1.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $80,000 ($0.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,383,000 ($72.43)
    All Other: $10,215,000 ($65.00)
    Transit Utilities: $4,124,000 ($26.24)
    Highways: $2,453,000 ($15.61)
  • Tax - Property: $43,308,000 ($275.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,997,000 ($133.60)
    Other License: $16,939,000 ($107.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,714,000 ($23.63)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,408,000 ($8.96)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,285,000 ($8.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $424,000 ($2.70)

Palmdale government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $213,811,000 ($1360.46)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $211,004,000 ($1342.60)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,677,000 ($118.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,870,000 ($100.98)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,239,000 ($14.25)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,239,000 ($14.25)

Palmdale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,929,000 ($107.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,263,000 ($517.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,277,000 ($84.48)

3.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.18%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,133 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orange County, CA  0.44% ($47,619 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.34% ($34,625)
from Riverside County, CA  0.19% ($37,493)


3.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
California average:

5.12%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($921 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.07%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orange County, CA  0.54% ($53,226 average AGI)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.50% ($38,459)
to Riverside County, CA  0.28% ($43,924)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmdale:

  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KAVL (610 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KUTY (1470 AM; 5 kW; PALMDALE, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KRLA (870 AM; 20 kW; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmdale:

  • K202DJ (88.3 FM; PALMDALE, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPFK (90.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC)
  • K216EM (91.1 FM; ARCADIA, CA; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTWV (94.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

TV broadcast stations around Palmdale:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTLA-TV (Channel 5; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTLA INC.)
  • KABC-TV (Channel 7; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ABC HOLDING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCAL-TV (Channel 9; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF LOS ANGELES LLC)
  • KNBC (Channel 4; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (KNBC-TV), INC.)
  • KMEX-TV (Channel 34; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KMEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KAZA-TV (Channel 54; AVALON, CA; Owner: PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE LLC)
  • KDOC-TV (Channel 56; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: GOLDEN ORANGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOCE-TV (Channel 50; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES, COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KXLA (Channel 44; RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA; Owner: RANCHO PALOS VERDES BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCET (Channel 28; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KFTR (Channel 46; ONTARIO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA LOS ANGELES LLC)
  • KSCI (Channel 18; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: KSLS, INC.)
  • KPAL-LP (Channel 38; PALMDALE, CA; Owner: FOUR PALS COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Palmdale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 180m591ftTotal length
  • 1,444,070Total average daily traffic
  • 82,129Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 131960-1969
  • 181970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Palmdale, CA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palmdale)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 203 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Palmdale, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 594 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palmdale)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Palmdale)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 97 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 11 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,935$165,843891$119,401913$186,46427$68,8733$590,000473$95,18213$73,865
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED155$160,182141$125,250181$203,62510$70,3920$063$106,79516$55,024
APPLICATIONS DENIED383$169,574278$128,109697$191,12486$63,8172$470,000160$104,97428$59,450
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN266$172,667195$126,906354$197,64024$117,8220$0110$111,9611$229,520
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS80$171,22745$122,73293$210,7754$99,9250$027$116,9942$32,260

Detailed mortgage data for all 29 tracts in Palmdale, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED133$155,4339$179,8444$72,590
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED103$178,06912$338,3101$184,410
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$154,4733$226,7007$81,609
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$180,2032$175,8851$48,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$182,1661$141,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Palmdale, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert25369.4 years
John24871.6 years
Mary22976.4 years
William21773.4 years
James21669.1 years
Charles15672.0 years
Richard12566.9 years
George11873.1 years
Dorothy11176.7 years
Maria10071.6 years
Most common last names in Palmdale, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14972.3 years
Johnson8373.3 years
Brown7869.8 years
Williams7274.8 years
Jones5973.8 years
Davis5274.3 years
Miller5273.2 years
Anderson5169.9 years
Wilson4971.5 years
Martin4872.8 years
Businesses in Palmdale, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2Lane Bryant1
7-Eleven3Lane Furniture1
99 Cents Only Stores2LensCrafters1
AT&T5Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
Albertsons2Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Arby's1McDonald's8
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone3Motel 61
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Motherhood Maternity2
Barnes & Noble1New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins2New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike11
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King4Outback Steakhouse1
Burlington Coat Factory1Panda Express4
CVS1Panera Bread2
Carl\s Jr.4Payless3
Casual Male XL1Penske1
Catherines1PetSmart2
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut2
Circle K2Popeyes2
Cold Stone Creamery2Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack3
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Roof Inn1
Dennys2Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In1
DressBarn1Safeway2
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
El Pollo Loco3Sears2
Famous Footwear2Sephora1
FedEx12Skechers USA1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel2
Forever 211Staples2
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Starbucks7
GNC4Subway10
GameStop5Super 81
H&R Block5T-Mobile10
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell4
Hollister Co.1Target2
Home Depot2Torrid1
HomeTown Buffet1Trader Joe's1
Honda1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul5
IHOP2UPS14
JCPenney1Vans7
Jack In The Box3Verizon Wireless4
Jamba Juice1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York3Volkswagen1
Journeys1Vons2
Justice1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's1
Kroger2Wet Seal1

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