Palm Desert demographics profile

StatisticPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,90423291
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%
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.

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  • The population density in Palm Desert is 719% 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 or African American.
  • In Palm Desert 4.42% of the population is Asian.

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Palm Desert population breakdown by race

RacePalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Black or African American1.74%5.85%12.63%
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.

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