Palm Desert, CA

51,045 Population
26.8 square miles 1,904 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
1,904
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
82.7%
was 83.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
20.8%
was 19.8%
 
Percent Under 18
16.4%
was 16.5%
 
Percent 65 and Over
31.6%
was 32.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.3
was 4.8
Ranked 15th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
12.4%
was 10.8%
 
Median Household Income
$53,701
was $52,892
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.6
50.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 4.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
225.7
was 218.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,434.2
was 4,390.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
38,936
was 39,379
 
Median Rent
$1,156
was $1,122
 
Total Building Permits
201
was 172
 
Occupied Housing Units
23,729
was 23,925
 
Homeownership Rate
60.1%
was 60.9%
 
Single Family Building Permits
137
was 100
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,452.1
was 1,468.9
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
61.7%
was 62.3%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
64
was 72
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.1
was 2.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.0
was 4.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.0
was 3.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.7%
was 95.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
83.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.7%
was 91.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.8%
was 35.5%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
96.4%
was 97.3%
 
Debt Service Ratio
0.7%
was 0.2%
 
Revenue
$99,365,986
was $88,739,590
 
Expenditure
$89,614,046
was $76,895,249
 
Revenue per Capita
$1,989
was $1,800
 
Expenditure per Capita
$1,794
was $1,560
 

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