Palmdale demographics profile

StatisticPalmdaleCaliforniaNational
Population156,82338,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,47823291
Median age30.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%46%43%
Speak English59%56%79%
Speak Spanish36%29%13%
Palmdale, CA has a population of 156,823 and is the 161st largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,478 per sq mi which is 536% higher than the California average and 1532% higher than the national average. The median age in Palmdale is 30 which is approximately 16% lower than the California average of 36. In Palmdale, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 59% speak English and 36% speak Spanish. 61% of Palmdale residents were born in California, 12% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 26% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Palmdale is 536% higher than California.
  • The median age in Palmdale is 16% lower than California.
  • In Palmdale 43.16% of the population is White.
  • In Palmdale 12.83% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Palmdale 4.40% of the population is Asian.

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Palmdale population breakdown by race

RacePalmdaleCaliforniaNational
White43.16%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American12.83%5.85%12.63%
Asian4.40%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.75%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.15%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race5.23%4.62%3.06%
Other race33.49%13.28%4.75%
In Palmdale, 58.6% 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 Palmdale, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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