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Total population: 51,878 (Urban population: 51,235, Rural population: 643 (all nonfarm))

Palm Desert,CA index of house prices


Houses: 28,071 (19,299 occupied: 12,964 owner occupied, 6,335 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

32%

Housing density: 1152 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $361,782.


Median contract rent in 2009: $953 (lower quartile is $720, upper quartile is $1,246)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $1,593


Median gross rent in Palm Desert, CA in 2009: $1,090


Housing units in Palm Desert with a mortgage: 7,533 (758 second mortgage, 572 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,401


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $83,163


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $49,710


Median monthly housing costs: $1,203





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Palm Desert, California Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $274,296 (it was $176,400 in 2000)
Palm Desert:

$274,296
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $185,546 - $440,861

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $342,837
Here:

$342,837
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $355,932
Here:

$355,932
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $337,662
Here:

$337,662
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $212,584
Here:

$212,584
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $599,782
Here:

$599,782
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $41,308
Here:

$41,308
State:

$59,450

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,060
  • In family households: 31,442 (9,032 male householders, 2,428 female householders)
    9,645 spouses, 8,011 children (7,304 natural, 211 adopted, 496 stepchildren), 257 grandchildren, 500 brothers or sisters, 317 parents, 610 other relatives, 642 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,618 (3,144 male householders (2,224 living alone)), 4,766 female householders (4,159 living alone)), 1,708 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 224 (139 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,150 2-persons, 1,812 3-persons, 1,371 4-persons, 663 5-persons, 304 6-persons, 160 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,383 1-person, 1,373 2-persons, 111 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

4,553 married couples with children.
1,912 single-parent households (526 men, 1,386 women).

79.6% of residents of Palm Desert speak English at home.
14.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 6,621 (16.0%)
(38.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.5

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Palm Desert, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 184
  • 3 rooms: 566
  • 4 rooms: 1,809
  • 5 rooms: 3,452
  • 6 rooms: 3,841
  • 7 rooms: 1,748
  • 8 rooms: 839
  • 9 or more rooms: 483
  • 1 room: 462
  • 2 rooms: 935
  • 3 rooms: 1,234
  • 4 rooms: 1,972
  • 5 rooms: 1,079
  • 6 rooms: 440
  • 7 rooms: 177
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9 or more rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Palm Desert, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 82
  • 1 bedroom: 322
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,254
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,580
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,556
  • 5+ bedrooms: 170
  • no bedroom: 564
  • 1 bedroom: 1,792
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,131
  • 3 bedrooms: 695
  • 4 bedrooms: 140
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Palm Desert, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 399
  • 1 vehicle: 5,466
  • 2 vehicles: 5,622
  • 3 vehicles: 1,066
  • 4 vehicles: 346
  • 5+ vehicles: 65
  • no vehicle: 900
  • 1 vehicle: 3,414
  • 2 vehicles: 1,694
  • 3 vehicles: 262
  • 4 vehicles: 55
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 800
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,481
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,237
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,155
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,765
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,406
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,142
  • 1940 to 1949: 200
  • 1939 or earlier: 208

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Palm Desert, CA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Palm Desert, CA:

  • Less than $10,000: 70
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 35
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 33
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 19
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 16
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 4
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 16
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 87
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 52
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 78
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 92
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 83
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 78
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 130
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 287
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 635
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 959
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 1997
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 2169
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 2778
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 1996
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 2601
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 1081
  • $1,000,000 or more: 1045
 


Palm Desert rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Palm Desert:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 18
  • $200 to $249: 12
  • $250 to $299: 46
  • $300 to $349: 38
  • $350 to $399: 184
  • $400 to $449: 139
  • $450 to $499: 295
  • $500 to $549: 137
  • $550 to $599: 80
  • $600 to $649: 191
  • $650 to $699: 364
  • $700 to $749: 172
  • $750 to $799: 129
  • $800 to $899: 696
  • $900 to $999: 647
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 1,580
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 1,154
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 939
  • $2,000 or more: 609
  • No cash rent: 247
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,380
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,128
  • 1985 to 1989: 855
  • 1980 to 1984: 810
  • 1975 to 1979: 460
  • 1970 to 1974: 319
  • 1970 to 1974: 278
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,391


Palm Desert, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.9%
Number of people working at home: 1,036 (6.1% of all workers)


Palm Desert commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 695
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2832
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3847
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3132
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2124
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 553
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1382
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 137
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 162
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 249
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 370
  • 90 or more minutes: 518
 


Palm Desert mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 13,268 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,912 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 189 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 44 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 91 (1%)
  • Walked: 332 (2%)
  • Other means: 138 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,036 (6%)
 


Palm Desert, CA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 1413
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 1043
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 961
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 1167
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 1129
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 1177
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1276
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 928
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 907
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1905
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 1810
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 1938
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1263
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 656
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 815
  • $200,000 or more: 982
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 8867
 German: 4583
 English: 4046
 Irish: 3443
 United States or American: 1973
 Italian: 1768
 Russian: 947
 French (except Basque): 902
 Scottish: 880
 Norwegian: 857
 Swedish: 824
 Polish: 710
 Scotch-Irish: 644
 Dutch: 414
 Canadian: 352
 French Canadian: 297
 British: 260
 European: 249
 Hungarian: 229
 Welsh: 226
 Yugoslavian: 216
 Austrian: 188
 Arab:: 179
 Danish: 178
 Greek: 142
 Lebanese: 138
 Swiss: 134
 Scandinavian: 130
 Subsaharan African:: 125
 African: 114
 Portuguese: 111
 Romanian: 111
 Czechoslovakian: 90
 Czech: 90
 Iranian: 82
 Lithuanian: 74
 Ukrainian: 74
 Croatian: 69
 Brazilian: 51
 Albanian: 50
 Finnish: 40
 Armenian: 39
 Belgian: 34
 Estonian: 25
 Syrian: 25
 Slovak: 24
 Serbian: 24
 Celtic: 22
 Eastern European: 18
 Australian: 18
 Northern European: 17
 Slovene: 15
 Palestinian: 14
 Slavic: 14
 Icelander: 14
 Turkish: 14
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 12
 Jamaican: 12
 South African: 11
 Latvian: 9
 Israeli: 7
 Basque: 6
 Moroccan: 2


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



  • Mexico (40%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (3%)


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

  • This state: 15914
  • Northeast: 4295
  • Midwest: 7694
  • South: 2916
  • West: 3512

42% of Palm Desert residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in California.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 113
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 51
  • 5th and 6th grade: 104
  • 7th and 8th grade: 204
  • 9th grade: 146
  • 10th grade: 148
  • 11th grade: 267
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 536
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,463
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,132
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,032
  • Associate degree: 990
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,473
  • Master's degree: 1,018
  • Professional school degree: 833
  • Doctorate degree: 216

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 118
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 25
  • 5th and 6th grade: 143
  • 7th and 8th grade: 194
  • 9th grade: 121
  • 10th grade: 314
  • 11th grade: 230
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 817
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,784
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,752
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,769
  • Associate degree: 1,349
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,926
  • Master's degree: 1,127
  • Professional school degree: 280
  • Doctorate degree: 127

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 3.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 4.0%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 17.9%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 14.3%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 6.2%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 2.4%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 6.1%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 15.2%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 7.1%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 5.7%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 9.8%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $63,629
  • Black householders: $66,000
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $38,823
  • Asian householders: $59,379
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $82,266
  • Some other race householders: $47,550
  • Two or more races householders: $62,790
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $45,273
Palm Desert household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Palm Desert household income for Black householders
Palm Desert household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Palm Desert household income for Asian householders
Palm Desert household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Palm Desert household income for Some other race householders
Palm Desert household income for Two or more races householders
Palm Desert household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Palm Desert marital status for males
Palm Desert marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $303,840
  • Black or African American householders: $247,550
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $383,921
  • Asian householders: $217,695
  • Some other race householders: $173,845
  • Two or more races householders: $208,210
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $202,767

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,120
  • One, attached: 9,551
  • Two: 511
  • 3 or 4: 1,952
  • 5 to 9: 1,041
  • 10 to 19: 910
  • 20 to 49: 458
  • 50 or more: 1,329
  • Mobile homes: 1,190
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $172,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 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 (81.5%)
  • Electricity (17.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (55.0%)
  • Electricity (43.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 451
Here:

13.3%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 131
Here:

8.7%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 271
Here:

12.9%
California:

15.4%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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