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Palm Desert
  • Suburb in California

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Palm Desert is a suburb of with a population of 52,575. Palm Desert is in Riverside County. Living in Palm Desert offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palm Desert there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Palm Desert and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Palm Desert are above average.

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About Palm Desert...
Population
52,575

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$350,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,319
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    189.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    13
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    44.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    628.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,569.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    238
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    36%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

Working in Palm Desert

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,977
National
$62,843

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