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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: 40,155 (24,465 occupied: 14,713 owner occupied, 9,788 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

40%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,648 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $617,510.

Median contract rent in 2016: $661 (lower quartile is $537, upper quartile is $1,644)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,431


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

Housing units in Palm Desert with a mortgage: 8,088 (136 second mortgage, 560 home equity loan, 84 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,804

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $81,563

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $52,589

Median monthly housing costs: $1,228


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Palm Desert, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $430,677 (it was $176,400 in 2000)
Palm Desert:

$430,677
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $284,882 - $647,434

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: 1984

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,538
  • In family households: 38,658 (7,370 male householders, 5,633 female householders)
    10,275 spouses, 11,091 children (10,260 natural, 386 adopted, 416 stepchildren), 457 grandchildren, 900 brothers or sisters, 802 parents, 954 other relatives, 742 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,725 (4,678 male householders (3,761 living alone)), 6,943 female householders (6,269 living alone)), 2,127 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 243

Size of family households: 8,599 2-persons, 2,277 3-persons, 1,313 4-persons, 621 5-persons, 364 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,071 1-person, 1,675 2-persons, 24 3-persons.

5,138 married couples with children.
2,401 single-parent households (511 men, 1,890 women).

73.8% of residents of Palm Desert speak English at home.
19.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 10,315 (19.6%)
(46.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 114no bedroom
  • 2661 bedroom
  • 5,3852 bedrooms
  • 6,1653 bedrooms
  • 2,3234 bedrooms
  • 2915+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population

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

  • 508no bedroom
  • 2,4371 bedroom
  • 5,1312 bedrooms
  • 1,6263 bedrooms
  • 2144 bedrooms
  • 95+ 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:

  • 294no vehicle
  • 6,9141 vehicle
  • 5,2082 vehicles
  • 1,6043 vehicles
  • 1314 vehicles
  • 875+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population

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

  • 906no vehicle
  • 5,3571 vehicle
  • 2,6922 vehicles
  • 3303 vehicles
  • 1434 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 951 room
  • 832 rooms
  • 5973 rooms
  • 2,1974 rooms
  • 3,9245 rooms
  • 3,6806 rooms
  • 1,9367 rooms
  • 1,0688 rooms
  • 1,0309+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population

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

  • 5061 room
  • 1,0242 rooms
  • 1,9953 rooms
  • 3,8034 rooms
  • 1,7205 rooms
  • 4956 rooms
  • 2257 rooms
  • 1848 rooms
  • 459+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Palm Desert population

Year house built

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
  • 1,639Less than $10,000
  • 1,116$10,000 to $14,999
  • 972$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,229$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,296$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,081$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,352$35,000 to $39,999
  • 935$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,149$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,246$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,370$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,701$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,803$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,213$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,542$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,868$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
  • 159Less than $10,000
  • 23$10,000 to $14,999
  • 64$15,000 to $19,999
  • 36$20,000 to $24,999
  • 78$25,000 to $29,999
  • 49$30,000 to $34,999
  • 67$35,000 to $39,999
  • 86$40,000 to $49,999
  • 86$50,000 to $59,999
  • 71$60,000 to $69,999
  • 68$70,000 to $79,999
  • 83$80,000 to $89,999
  • 60$90,000 to $99,999
  • 183$100,000 to $124,999
  • 176$125,000 to $149,999
  • 477$150,000 to $174,999
  • 318$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,210$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,657$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4,732$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,752$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,696$500,000 to $749,999
  • 649$750,000 to $999,999
  • 321$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 68$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 352$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
  • 42Less than $100
  • 17$150 to $199
  • 52$200 to $249
  • 59$250 to $299
  • 46$300 to $349
  • 116$350 to $399
  • 246$400 to $449
  • 87$450 to $499
  • 134$500 to $549
  • 123$550 to $599
  • 203$600 to $649
  • 235$650 to $699
  • 293$700 to $749
  • 179$750 to $799
  • 1,222$800 to $899
  • 860$900 to $999
  • 2,146$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,340$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,237$1,500 to $1,999
  • 323$2,000 to $2,499
  • 34$2,500 to $2,999
  • 148$3,000 to $3,499
  • 16$3,500 or more
  • 293No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,0002010 or later
  • 2,4362000 to 2009
  • 2,2521990 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: 495
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,470
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,965
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,794
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,454
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,004
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,715
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 297
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 194
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 500
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 577
  • 90 or more minutes: 719
Palm Desert, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.0%
Number of people working at home: 1,615 (7.4% of all workers)

Palm Desert mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 32,795 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 4,498 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 583 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 13 (0%)
  • Railroad: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 356 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 75 (0%)
  • Walked: 564 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,615 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 2,021
 English: 1,680
 Irish: 1,488
 American: 1,391
 Italian: 1,159
 European: 674
 Russian: 430
 Canadian: 405
 Scottish: 401
 Polish: 325
 Scotch-Irish: 300
 Norwegian: 297
 Dutch: 264
 Greek: 228
 Welsh: 221
 Swedish: 215
 British: 213
 Armenian: 197
 Danish: 197
 Yugoslavian: 159
 Northern European: 145
 French (except Basque): 119
 Serbian: 116
 Iranian: 111
 Croatian: 108
 Nigerian: 108
 Bulgarian: 107
 Ukrainian: 101
 French Canadian: 96
 Eastern European: 91
 Slavic: 91
 Latvian: 75
 Afghan: 73
 Slovak: 72
 Czech: 70
 Scandinavian: 70
 Hungarian: 67
 Finnish: 66
 Portuguese: 62
 Romanian: 44
 Austrian: 43
 Egyptian: 33
 Lithuanian: 28
 Turkish: 25
 Australian: 24
 Lebanese: 23
 Jamaican: 22
 Belgian: 18
 Slovene: 15
 South African: 10
 Israeli: 10
 Swiss: 6
 Maltese: 6
 Czechoslovakian: 3
 African: 2

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

  • 29%Mexico
  • 14%Canada
  • 8%Philippines
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 3%Germany
  • 3%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 2%Honduras

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

  • This state: 23,013
  • Other state: 17,806
  • Northeast: 4,552
  • Midwest: 6,759
  • South: 2,661
  • West: 3,930

85% of Palm Desert residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in California.

Palm Desert:

84.6%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 316
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 176
  • 5th and 6th grade: 190
  • 7th and 8th grade: 17
  • 9th grade: 116
  • 10th grade: 99
  • 11th grade: 317
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 524
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,673
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,094
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,891
  • Associate degree: 1,552
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,521
  • Master's degree: 1,619
  • Professional school degree: 961
  • Doctorate degree: 394

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 191
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 173
  • 5th and 6th grade: 343
  • 7th and 8th grade: 57
  • 9th grade: 180
  • 10th grade: 257
  • 11th grade: 140
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 415
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,604
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,683
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,744
  • Associate degree: 1,730
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,051
  • Master's degree: 1,943
  • Professional school degree: 567
  • Doctorate degree: 265

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 15.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.0%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 9.0%Males
  • 2.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 2.9%Females
Palm Desert marital status for males
Palm Desert marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,728
  • One, attached: 8,614
  • Two: 1,202
  • 3 or 4: 4,028
  • 5 to 9: 2,379
  • 10 to 19: 1,999
  • 20 to 49: 1,107
  • 50 or more: 1,423
  • Mobile homes: 2,972
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 35

Median worth of mobile homes: $212,775

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 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 (76.2%)
  • Electricity (22.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (50.2%)
  • Electricity (47.9%)
  • No fuel used (2.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 283
Here:

7.5%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 145
Here:

6.5%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 207
Here:

7.7%
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)