Palm Desert Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Palm Desert, CA

General Palm Desert Information

State: California

County: Riverside County

Close cities: Desert Hot Springs, CA, Bermuda Dunes, CA, Alpine Village, CA, Indio, CA, Palm Springs, CA, Coachella, CA, Mountain Center, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, La Quinta, CA, Indian Wells, CA, Thousand Palms, CA, Cathedral City, CA

Palm Desert Population (census data)
Total 50,729 (+20.8% since 2000)
Male 24,385 (48.1%)
Female 26,344 (51.9%)

Population Density: 2,082 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 134.2 (US Avg is 100)

Palm Desert Elevation: 243 feet above sea level

Land Area: 24.4 square miles

Median Household Income: $65,505

Zip Codes: 92261, 92255, 92260, 92211, and 92210.

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Palm Desert Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (77.6%)
  • Hispanic (17.1%)
  • Other race (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Japanese (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (16.5%)
  • English (14.3%)
  • Irish (12.3%)
  • Italian (5.1%)
  • United States (4.8%)
  • French (3.9%)
Foriegn Born: 6,621 people (13.1%)
  • Latin America (49.1%)
  • Europe (22.6%)
  • Asia (14.5%)
  • North America (13.8%)

Local Palm Desert Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: San Diego Padres
NHL Hockey: Phoenix Coyotes

Palm Desert School Information

High Schools
Palm Desert High (43-570 Phyllis Jackson Lane, Palm Desert, CA, 92260 - Desert Sands Unified District)
Middle Schools
Palm Desert Middle (74-200 Rutledge Way, Palm Desert, CA, 92260 - Desert Sands Unified District)
Elementary Schools
Abraham Lincoln Elementary (74-100 Rutledge Way, Palm Desert, CA, 92260 - Desert Sands Unified District)
James Earl Carter Elementary (74-251 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert, CA, 92260 - Desert Sands Unified District)
Ronald Reagan Elementary (39-800 Liberty Drive, Palm Desert, CA, 92211 - Desert Sands Unified District)
Other/Private Schools
George Washington Charter (45-768 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260 - Desert Sands Unified District)

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