This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Palm Desert has a very low population density. Palm Desert is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Palm Desert, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Palm Desert has a population density of 1,975, with 48,113 current residents.
Out of the 48,113 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 59% of the residents are married and 41% are single.
- 74% Sun
- 6% Rain
- 0% Snow
73°F average temperature
- 23 years Median home age
- $256,210 Median home price
- -18.86% Home appreciation rate
- 9.19% Annual property tax
As for living in Palm Desert, the air quality is 1% and the weather, on average, is 74% sunny, 6% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 73°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Palm Desert, you should know that 45.8% of homes are owned while 22.1% of homes are rented, and 32.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $256,210, the median age of homes is 23 years, the annual home appreciation is -18.86% and the annual property tax is 9.19%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Palm Desert, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Palm Desert’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Palm Desert is 46 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 50.21% Democratic, 47.90% Republican, and 1.89% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:22
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
89%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Palm Desert, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.10% of residents are unemployed in Palm Desert (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Palm Desert residents: 17.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.00% are in the arts and sciences field, 20.9% are in the customer service field, 29.5% are in the sales field, 0.15% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:22. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 88.81%, 7.37% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.01% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 11.36% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Palm Desert, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Palm Desert have a few different options. 78% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.