StatisticPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,90425691
Median age51.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1831%46%43%
Speak English74%56%79%
Speak Spanish19%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Palm Desert is 644% higher than California
  • The median age in Palm Desert is 42% higher than California
  • In Palm Desert 82.50% of the population is White
  • In Palm Desert 1.74% of the population is Black
  • In Palm Desert 4.42% of the population is Asian

Compare Palm Desert, CA Demographics


      Palm Desert population breakdown by race

      RacePalm DesertCaliforniaNational
      American Indian0.27%0.74%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.06%0.39%0.18%
      Mixed race3.91%4.62%3.06%
      Other race7.10%13.28%4.75%
      In Palm Desert, 26.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Palm Desert age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Palm Desert, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).