Palm Springs 60 Below average
Palm Springs Livability #830 ranked city in California#23,006 ranked city in the USARanks better than 21% of areas
A+ Palm Springs Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Palm Springs Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than California
Palm Springs
12121% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Palm Springs cost of living
F Palm Springs Crime Total crime is 65% higher than California
Total crime
4,57284% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2284% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Palm Springs crime
D+ Palm Springs Employment Household income is 28% lower than California
Median household income
$46,05917% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$37,34325% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%21% higher than the US average
Palm Springs employment
D- Palm Springs Housing Home value is 26% lower than California
Median home value
$303,10064% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9733% higher than the US average
Home ownership
59%8% lower than the US average
Palm Springs real estate or Palm Springs rentals
F Palm Springs Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than California
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
36%27% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:133% higher than the US average
Palm Springs K-12 schools
C+ Palm Springs User Ratings There are a total of 22 ratings in Palm Springs
Overall user rating
66% 22 total ratings
User reviews rating
57% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
69% 19 total surveys
all Palm Springs poll results

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      Living in Palm Springs, CA

      Palm Springs, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 46,714 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (82% White). Given that fact, Palm Springs could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Palm Springs are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 20% of the population also speak Spanish. The Palm Springs population appears to be aging at a faster rate than normal. The median age is currently 54, which is on the high side when compared to most other cities. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Palm Springs might be a good fit as 74% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 79% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Palm Springs, California. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Palm Springs and in the areas around Palm Springs is a much easier task.

      Palm Springs has a livability score of 62/100 and is ranked #896 in California and #21,771 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Palm Springs has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A-). On a less positive note, Palm Springs does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Palm Springs has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, The Fabulous Palm Spring Follies, and Elite Land Tours.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Palm Springs is real estate affordability. The median home price for Palm Springs homes is $303,100, which is 25.9% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Palm Springs, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.6, which is 3.1% higher than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Palm Springs area were 1.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9%.

      Palm Springs transportation information

      StatisticPalm SpringsCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute21min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.3%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.1%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home13.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Palm Springs, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).