Twentynine Palms Base, California

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Population in July 2007: 9,756.
Males: 7,820  (80.2%)
Females: 1,936  (19.8%)
Median resident age:  21.1 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 92278.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,693 (it was $29,500 in 2000)
Twentynine Palms Base:

$36,693
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,662 (it was $12,615 in 2000)

Twentynine Palms Base CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $175,320 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Twentynine Palms Base:

$175,320
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $256,398; Detached houses: $274,924; Townhouses or other attached units: $228,898; In 2-unit structures: $269,689; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,619; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $228,373; Mobile homes: $45,870; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $78,058
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  • Races in Twentynine Palms Base, CA (2000)

    Twentynine Palms Base races chart
    • 5,31263.1%White alone
    • 1,64619.6%Hispanic
    • 8319.9%Black alone
    • 2513.0%Asian alone
    • 2462.9%Two or more races
    • 961.1%American Indian alone
    • 240.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 70.08%Other race alone

Races in Twentynine Palms Base detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Twentynine Palms Base: 120.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.1%), Irish (11.9%), Italian (6.1%), United States (3.9%), English (3.4%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 1.42 square miles.

Population density: 6,883 people per square mile   (high).

Twentynine Palms Base, California map

For population 25 years and over in Twentynine Palms Base:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Twentynine Palms Base CDP:

  • Never married: 67.5%
  • Now married: 28.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 0.1%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

585 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 2.1% Asia).

This place:

7.0%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Twentynine Palms Base CDP:  1.1% ($1,000)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Twentynine Palms Base satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (41.5 miles , pop. 118,932).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (77.6 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Diego, CA (118.3 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Twentynine Palms, CA (2.8 miles ), Joshua Tree, CA (3.9 miles ), Homestead Valley, CA (4.3 miles ), Yucca Valley, CA (4.5 miles ), Sky Valley, CA (5.4 miles ), Indio Hills, CA (5.5 miles ), Desert Edge, CA (5.5 miles ), Desert Hot Springs, CA (5.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.25 N, Longitude: 116.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,550 (+54.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 4,404 (72.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Twentynine Palms Base household income distribution Twentynine Palms Base home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)

Work and jobs in Twentynine Palms Base: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Twentynine Palms Base, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Twentynine Palms Base-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 700% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 25.6 miles away from the city 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 27.0 miles away from Twentynine Palms Base center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 173.6 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 41.6 miles away from Twentynine Palms Base center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 109.7 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 San Bernardino County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 21, Floods: 18, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Twentynine Palms Base topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Twentynine Palms Base:

  • RAI-MONROE-INDIO (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; INDIO, CA)
  • HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; JOSHUA TREE, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Twentynine Palms Base:

  • College of the Desert (about 40 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 59 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Crafton Hills College (about 60 miles; Yucaipa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,222)
  • University of Redlands (about 63 miles; Redlands, CA; FT enrollment: 4,854)
  • Loma Linda University (about 69 miles; Loma Linda, CA; FT enrollment: 2,839)
  • Moreno Valley College (about 69 miles; Moreno Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Barstow Community College (about 69 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)

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Notable location: Combat Center Fire Department Station 451 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

San Bernardino 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 2005 was 94.8. This is worse than average.

City:

94.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 42.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  99.2%
Whole state:  69.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.1%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.3%
5,309 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Twentynine Palms Base compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
California average:

16.1

Twentynine Palms Base travel time to work - commute Twentynine Palms Base mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Twentynine Palms Base CDP (based on San Bernardino County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic445,33455
Evangelical Protestant243,524832
Other80,047205
Mainline Protestant26,062135
Black Protestant14,96937
Orthodox3,86810
None1,221,406-
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: 301
San Bernardino County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 114
San Bernardino County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 320
San Bernardino County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 940
Here:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Bernardino County:

27.1%
California:

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

16.2%
State:

17.9%

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
California average:

5.03%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($439 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.08%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  2.60% ($38,459 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  1.28% ($35,688)
from Orange County, CA  0.43% ($42,770)


6.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
California average:

5.12%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($451 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.77% ($34,625 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  1.53% ($40,820)
to Orange County, CA  0.49% ($44,337)

Strongest AM radio stations in Twentynine Palms Base:

  • KQYN (1250 AM; 1 kW; TWENTY NINE PALMS, CA; Owner: THREE D RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWQ (1140 AM; 10 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPSI (920 AM; 5 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: R & R RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMJ (1270 AM; 5 kW; THOUSAND PALMS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Twentynine Palms Base:

  • KYOR (106.9 FM; YUCCA VALLEY, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KDHI (92.1 FM; JOSHUA TREE, CA; Owner: THREE D RADIO, INC.)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLM-FM1 (106.1 FM; JOSHUA TREE & TWENTY, CA; Owner: RM BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KCDZ (107.7 FM; TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA; Owner: MORONGO BASIN B/CASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKJT (96.3 FM; TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA; Owner: THREE D RADIO, INC.)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KCXX (103.9 FM; LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA; Owner: ALL-PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KXSB (101.7 FM; BIG BEAR LAKE, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRXV (98.1 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: KHWY, INC.)
  • KJAT (105.3 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGGI (99.1 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPSC (88.5 FM; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KLYY (97.5 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K201CD (88.1 FM; VICTORVILLE, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMNTY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KCLB-FM (93.7 FM; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Twentynine Palms Base:

  • KVMD (Channel 31; TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA; Owner: KVMD LICENSEE CO., LLC)
  • KESQ-TV (Channel 42; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST COMPANY)
  • K57EV (Channel 57; JOSHUA TREE, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 70)

Twentynine Palms Base on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc."
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Postsecondary teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 (92278) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 (92278) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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