Palm Desert Population By Year

Population Graph For Palm Desert, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 51,541 774 0.7%
2020 51,167 775 0.5%
2010 48,445 741 0.8%
2000 44,596 720 4.0%
1990 30,031 931

Palm Desert Population Facts

What is the current population of Palm Desert?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Palm Desert is 51,541. Palm Desert, California is the 774th largest city in the US.

What county is Palm Desert, California in?

Palm Desert is located entirely in Riverside County.

What is the size of Palm Desert, California in square miles?

Palm Desert has an area of 26.8 square miles.

What was the peak population of Palm Desert?

The current population of Palm Desert (51,541) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Palm Desert growing?

Palm Desert has grown 15.5% since the 2000. Palm Desert, California's growth is about average. 44% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Palm Desert, California?

Palm Desert has a population density of 1,807 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
758 Paramount 52,506 -5.1%
762 Cathedral City 52,220 21.5%
764 Delano 52,173 31.2%
765 Watsonville 52,067 11.8%
768 Aliso Viejo 51,824 29.5%
773 Glendora 51,569 4.1%
774 Palm Desert 51,541 15.5%
778 Placentia 51,274 9.8%
787 Lincoln 50,649 331.3%
792 Covina 50,411 7.4%
796 Rosemead 50,245 -6.2%
800 Cypress 49,926 7.1%
809 Ceres 49,282 41.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
768 Aliso Viejo, California 51,824 29.5%
769 Kyle, Texas 51,789 764.8%
770 Draper, Utah 51,749 102.8%
771 Burleson, Texas 51,618 134.9%
772 Mooresville, North Carolina 51,594 164.6%
773 Glendora, California 51,569 4.1%
774 Palm Desert, California 51,541 15.5%
775 Harrisonburg, Virginia 51,430 27.1%
776 Hoffman Estates, Illinois 51,350 3.3%
777 Collierville, Tennessee 51,343 55.6%
778 Placentia, California 51,274 9.8%
779 Summerville, South Carolina 51,216 81.1%
780 Mishawaka, Indiana 51,074 8.6%

Palm Desert Demographics

What is the voting age population of Palm Desert, California?

The total voting age population of Palm Desert, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 40,575. The voting age population is 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

What percentage of Palm Desert, California residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 36.0% of the residents of Palm Desert are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Palm Desert, California?

The racial demographics of Palm Desert are 82.5% White, 5.2% Other, 5.0% Asian, 3.9% Two or more races, 3.0% Black, 0.3% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 23.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Palm Desert, California residents are below the poverty line?

In Palm Desert, 13.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 18.8%. On a per-household basis, 9.0% of families are below the poverty line in Palm Desert.

What percentage of Palm Desert, California residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 49.6% of Palm Desert residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Palm Desert, California residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.3% of Palm Desert residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 36.8% have a bachelor's degree and 14.4% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Palm Desert, California residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Palm Desert residents aged 5 and older, 24.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 16.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.4% speak an Asian language.

Palm Desert Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Palm Desert, California?

The unemployment rate in Palm Desert is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Palm Desert, California residents work for the government?

In Palm Desert, 10.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Palm Desert, California?

The median household income in Palm Desert is $59,977.

Palm Desert Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Palm Desert, California?

In Palm Desert, 62.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Palm Desert, California?

Renters occupy 37.2% of housing units in Palm Desert.

What percentage of Palm Desert, California housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Palm Desert, 0.3% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Palm Desert, California housing units were built after 2000?

In Palm Desert, 15.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 6,300 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Palm Desert, California?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Palm Desert is $1,319.

What percentage of households in Palm Desert, California have broadband internet?

In Palm Desert, 84.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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