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Palm Desert, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Palm Desert,CA index of house prices

Total population: 51,202 (Urban population: 40,772, Rural population: 512 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 39,463 (24,042 occupied: 14,344 owner occupied, 9,722 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

40%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,620 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $686,476.

Median contract rent in 2016: $661 (lower quartile is $537, upper quartile is $822)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,413


Median gross rent in Palm Desert, CA in 2016: $744

Housing units in Palm Desert with a mortgage: 7,953 (197 second mortgage, 661 home equity loan, 96 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,481

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $82,279

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $52,931

Median monthly housing costs: $1,230


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Palm Desert, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $377,316 (it was $176,400 in 2000)
Palm Desert:

$377,316
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $274,519 - $507,612

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $588,937
Here:

$588,937
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $375,629
Here:

$375,629
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $360,252
Here:

$360,252
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $313,961
Here:

$313,961
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $447,499
Here:

$447,499
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $216,849
Here:

$216,849
State:

$109,501

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $4,049
Here:

$4,049
State:

$63,398
Median year house/condo built: 1984

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,447
  • In family households: 38,805 (7,468 male householders, 5,559 female householders)
    10,271 spouses, 11,404 children (10,546 natural, 467 adopted, 364 stepchildren), 533 grandchildren, 965 brothers or sisters, 703 parents, 834 other relatives, 745 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,484 (4,426 male householders (3,415 living alone)), 6,732 female householders (5,994 living alone)), 2,343 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 246

Size of family households: 8,461 2-persons, 2,424 3-persons, 1,293 4-persons, 590 5-persons, 386 6-persons, 174 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,432 1-person, 1,730 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 34 4-persons.

5,429 married couples with children.
2,167 single-parent households (580 men, 1,587 women).

73.4% of residents of Palm Desert speak English at home.
19.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
3.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 10,891 (20.8%)
(45.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.8
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Palm Desert, California:

  • 122no bedroom
  • 2481 bedroom
  • 5,3822 bedrooms
  • 6,1353 bedrooms
  • 2,0514 bedrooms
  • 2895+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palm Desert, California:

  • 646no bedroom
  • 2,4551 bedroom
  • 4,9072 bedrooms
  • 1,7053 bedrooms
  • 1964 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Palm Desert in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 356no vehicle
  • 6,6621 vehicle
  • 5,1222 vehicles
  • 1,6143 vehicles
  • 1634 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population

Cars and other vehicles available in Palm Desert in renter-occupied apartments

  • 799no vehicle
  • 5,5751 vehicle
  • 2,5842 vehicles
  • 4063 vehicles
  • 1214 vehicles
  • 735+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Palm Desert, California:

  • 1051 room
  • 852 rooms
  • 5563 rooms
  • 2,2584 rooms
  • 3,8865 rooms
  • 3,5476 rooms
  • 1,8177 rooms
  • 1,0248 rooms
  • 1,0249+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palm Desert, California:

  • 6441 room
  • 1,0352 rooms
  • 2,1253 rooms
  • 3,4074 rooms
  • 1,6435 rooms
  • 6296 rooms
  • 2857 rooms
  • 1928 rooms
  • 269+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Palm Desert, CA household income distribution

  • Palm Desert, CA household income distribution
  • 1,775Less than $10,000
  • 1,175$10,000 to $14,999
  • 910$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,445$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,140$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,047$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,214$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,152$40,000 to $44,999
  • 834$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,011$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,676$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,456$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,645$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,222$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,518$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,893$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Palm Desert, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Palm Desert, CA
  • 183Less than $10,000
  • 24$10,000 to $14,999
  • 71$15,000 to $19,999
  • 34$20,000 to $24,999
  • 92$25,000 to $29,999
  • 50$30,000 to $34,999
  • 45$35,000 to $39,999
  • 98$40,000 to $49,999
  • 81$50,000 to $59,999
  • 76$60,000 to $69,999
  • 55$70,000 to $79,999
  • 61$80,000 to $89,999
  • 54$90,000 to $99,999
  • 252$100,000 to $124,999
  • 153$125,000 to $149,999
  • 450$150,000 to $174,999
  • 320$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,399$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,642$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,977$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,561$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,254$500,000 to $749,999
  • 548$750,000 to $999,999
  • 311$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 84$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 313$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Palm Desert, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Palm Desert, CA
  • 45Less than $100
  • 20$150 to $199
  • 113$200 to $249
  • 32$250 to $299
  • 47$300 to $349
  • 66$350 to $399
  • 154$400 to $449
  • 43$450 to $499
  • 157$500 to $549
  • 112$550 to $599
  • 241$600 to $649
  • 241$650 to $699
  • 260$700 to $749
  • 190$750 to $799
  • 1,043$800 to $899
  • 983$900 to $999
  • 2,288$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,468$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,210$1,500 to $1,999
  • 309$2,000 to $2,499
  • 55$2,500 to $2,999
  • 88$3,000 to $3,499
  • 17$3,500 or more
  • 292No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,5242010 or later
  • 2,5372000 to 2009
  • 2,6321990 to 1999
  • 1,6651980 to 1989
  • 7791970 to 1979
  • 1,669Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population
Palm Desert commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 615
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,710
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,438
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,878
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,156
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,152
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,455
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 228
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 247
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 353
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 517
  • 90 or more minutes: 711
Palm Desert, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.3%
Number of people working at home: 1,663 (7.5% of all workers)

Palm Desert mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 33,133 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 4,864 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 581 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 17 (0%)
  • Railroad: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 379 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 79 (0%)
  • Walked: 625 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,663 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,912
 Irish: 1,758
 English: 1,682
 American: 1,452
 Italian: 1,145
 European: 519
 Canadian: 422
 Russian: 416
 Scottish: 391
 Norwegian: 389
 Scotch-Irish: 358
 Swedish: 351
 Polish: 307
 Danish: 269
 Dutch: 206
 British: 199
 Northern European: 185
 Yugoslavian: 169
 Greek: 167
 French (except Basque): 163
 Welsh: 162
 Eastern European: 148
 French Canadian: 130
 Armenian: 126
 Iranian: 104
 Croatian: 102
 Ukrainian: 83
 Hungarian: 80
 Afghan: 78
 Slavic: 75
 Latvian: 66
 Scandinavian: 66
 Serbian: 64
 Romanian: 62
 Lebanese: 47
 Swiss: 47
 Finnish: 46
 Egyptian: 37
 Austrian: 37
 Portuguese: 36
 Lithuanian: 34
 Slovak: 34
 Turkish: 29
 Australian: 24
 Syrian: 17
 Belgian: 17
 Slovene: 16
 Celtic: 14
 Israeli: 13
 Pennsylvania German: 12
 African: 9
 Bulgarian: 8
 Nigerian: 5
 Maltese: 4
 South African: 4
 Czechoslovakian: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 32%Mexico
  • 14%Canada
  • 7%Philippines
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 3%Germany
  • 2%Taiwan
  • 2%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23,330
  • Other state: 17,251
  • Northeast: 4,393
  • Midwest: 6,639
  • South: 2,636
  • West: 3,674

86% of Palm Desert residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in California.

Palm Desert:

85.6%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 303
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 68
  • 5th and 6th grade: 184
  • 7th and 8th grade: 21
  • 9th grade: 106
  • 10th grade: 152
  • 11th grade: 273
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 375
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,654
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,167
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,833
  • Associate degree: 1,407
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,306
  • Master's degree: 1,553
  • Professional school degree: 1,195
  • Doctorate degree: 424

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 185
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 132
  • 5th and 6th grade: 302
  • 7th and 8th grade: 54
  • 9th grade: 251
  • 10th grade: 270
  • 11th grade: 133
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 522
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,974
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,787
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,537
  • Associate degree: 1,723
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,396
  • Master's degree: 2,129
  • Professional school degree: 523
  • Doctorate degree: 126

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.3%Males
  • 5.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 58.9%Males
  • 9.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 3.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.1%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 2.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 2.6%Females
Palm Desert marital status for males
Palm Desert marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,518
  • One, attached: 8,308
  • Two: 977
  • 3 or 4: 4,207
  • 5 to 9: 2,045
  • 10 to 19: 2,323
  • 20 to 49: 1,174
  • 50 or more: 1,436
  • Mobile homes: 2,844
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 29

Median worth of mobile homes: $207,889

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Palm Desert:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Palm Desert
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.0%)
  • Electricity (22.8%)
  • Solar energy (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (49.2%)
  • Electricity (48.6%)
  • No fuel used (2.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 344
Here:

9.0%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 128
Here:

7.0%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 269
Here:

9.7%
California:

15.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)