Palm Desert employment information

IndexPalm DesertCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$38,495$31,458$29,829
Median household income$53,701$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,246$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,943$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$35,850$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$26,730$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level12.4%15.8%15.1%
The Palm Desert, CA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Palm Desert is $38,495, which is 22% higher than than the California average and 29% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $53,701, which is 16% lower than than the California average and 3% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Palm Desert is 4%, which is 13% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Palm Desert is 12% which is 18% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$35,797$53,701$107,402
City
$42,517$63,783$127,566
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Palm Desert is 29% 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 13% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Palm Desert is 18% lower than the national average.

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Palm Desert median earnings by income bracket

Palm Desert employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.7%1.2%
Manufacturing sector4.1%1.0%
Financial & insurance services3.2%2.7%
Wholesale & retail services14.1%16.8%
Public administration3.5%2.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%1.9%
Education, health & social services9.1%31.4%
Other49.3%40.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Indian Wells, CA5,194$96,96175%
La Quinta, CA39,801$71,33829%
Rancho Mirage, CA17,876$66,08319%
Bermuda Dunes, CA7,339$57,5694%
Desert Palms, CA6,940$55,0520%
Palm Desert, CA51,045$53,7013%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Levittown, NY51,073$105,73391%
Irondequoit, NY51,135$55,3030%
Pinellas Park, FL50,946$41,66925%
Grand Island, NE50,895$49,11811%
Enid, OK50,891$47,74714%
Palm Desert, CA51,045$53,7013%
Source: The Palm Desert, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).