Palm Desert employment information

IndexPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$39,275$29,906$28,555
Median household income$52,053$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$59,779$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$42,509$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$35,620$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$27,418$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate5.6%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level10.5%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Palm Desert is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Palm Desert is 3% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Palm Desert is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Palm Desert is 33% lower than the national average.

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Palm Desert median earnings by income bracket

Palm Desert employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.1%1.9%
Manufacturing sector3.6%2.1%
Financial & insurance services2.6%2.3%
Wholesale & retail services16.4%14.0%
Public administration3.2%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%0.9%
Education, health & social services9.3%28.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Indian Wells, CA5,089$85,00059%
Rancho Mirage, CA17,634$71,68834%
La Quinta, CA38,774$71,07433%
Bermuda Dunes, CA7,719$60,49413%
Desert Palms, CA6,776$56,1085%
Palm Desert, CA49,953$52,0533%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
West Sacramento, CA49,946$53,3070%
Troy, NY49,965$39,52626%
Apple Valley, MN49,911$80,60951%
Pinellas Park, FL49,874$41,87722%
Grand Island, NE50,059$46,52713%
Palm Desert, CA49,953$52,0533%
Source: The Palm Desert, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.