Palmdale, CA

157,349 Population
106 square miles 1,484.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA
Population Density
1,484.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.3%
was 51.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
24.6%
was 26.5%
Ranked 77th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
31.3%
was 29.5%
Ranked 7th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
8.8%
was 9.6%
Ranked 125th Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.8
was 9
Ranked 39th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
18.1%
was 17.8%
Ranked 109th Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$52,801
was $52,014
Ranked 102nd Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.4
43.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.4
was 6.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
520
was 484.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,872
was 2,136.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
47,459
was 48,427
Ranked 41st Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,136
was $1,172
Ranked 108th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
51
was 380
 
Occupied Housing Units
44,225
was 44,629
 
Homeownership Rate
61.5%
was 65.6%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
51
was 56
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
447.9
was 457.0
Ranked 135th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.0%
was 19.8%
Ranked 16th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 324
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.6
was 3.5
Ranked 23rd Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.0
was 8.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.3
was 2.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.7%
was 95.4%
Ranked 90th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.4%
Ranked 94th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 99.2%
Ranked 53rd Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
74.6%
was 76.5%
Ranked 113th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.3%
was 13.3%
Ranked 114th Highest in CA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
84.6%
was 85.8%
 
Debt Service Ratio
0.5%
was 1.0%
 
Revenue
 
$107,539,595
$94,585,459
 
Expenditure
$86,147,985
was $84,170,215
 
Revenue per Capita
$679
was $602
 
Expenditure per Capita
$544
was $536
 

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