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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,156
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Palm Desert Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    6
    41
  • Robbery
    49
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    723
    500
  • Theft
    3,019
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    339
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,701
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Palm Desert has taught me the importance of volunteering for all. I've come to learn with increasing depth the common challenges and experiences that unite us all. My experience has given me an opportunity to use my education and skills not only to enhance human physical abilities but also to educate people in order to prevent further illness. Improving an individual's quality of life is the city's core motivator. In addition, I thoroughly enjoy being in a town working toward the same goal of restoring people to full health. Everything I learned through my volunteer work motivates me to serve in a variety of communities. In our work we developed an enjoyment by helping increase health equity, decrease disparities, and improve the health in vulnerable communities.
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Palm Desert is a great city! Low crime rate, no graffitti, art culture here is amazing. College of the desert is right here and everything in palm desert is basically within walkin distance. Great plave for students and its why i am here - to get certified as a drug and alcohol counselor. Plus this is like the recovery capital of the world
As a resident of over 10 years, I've had the pleasure of seeing Palm Desert grow through the years and it has been an extraordinary sight. From the people I see to the new businesses opening up left and right, like Aldi and the Neighborhood Walmart. Palm Desert is a city glowing with opportunity and bliss with tons of activity all around town. No need to drive miles away out of the county when the fun is right around the corner, like at El Paseo or the local park on San Pablo.