Palm Desert, CA has a population of 51,045 and is the 799th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,904 per sq mi which is 719% higher than the California average and 2001% higher than the national average. The median age in Palm Desert is 51 which is approximately 42% higher than the California average of 36. In Palm Desert, 60% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 74% speak English and 19% speak Spanish. 44% of Palm Desert residents were born in California, 34% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 21% were foreign born.