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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Palm Springs is a town in California with a population of 47,140. Palm Springs is in Riverside County. Living in Palm Springs offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palm Springs there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Palm Springs and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Palm Springs are above average.
About Palm Springs...
Population
47,140

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$340,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Palm Springs Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    313.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    83
    40.7
  • Robbery
    195
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    904.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,649.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    518.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Palm Springs

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,126
National
$55,322
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Having been living in the nearby area my whole life, I can say that it's a very nice place if you're looking for a location close to cities like L.A., San Diego, Big Bear and more; with reasonable driving distances. Palm Springs down town offers great places to enjoy the night life, with restaurants, museums, shops, etc. It also offers a local street fair every Thursday, afternoons. Something notable about Palm Springs, it's is beautiful desert mountains; which many local residents enjoy hiking in the mornings. There's also the well know Palm Spring Aerial Tramway. Overall, there is a strong support for LGBT community, and you can expect a bright, friendly community. If there was something I would change about the area its the weather if I could; which during the summer can reach 100+ Fahrenheit!
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Palm Springs is a great desert get away. The taquitz Canyon is fantastic. On Thursday nights there is a weekly famers market and street fair. Music, Art , FOOD and gambling. The Coachella Valley which houses Palm Springs as well as other neighboring cities such as Cathedral City , Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella is well known for its bright flashy Casinos. They are always a great place to get out of the hot desert heat and have a drink play some games and you never know maybe even win some money . For those guests and residents who really enjoy gambling there is also A hotel with full service bar and nightclub several restaurants and cafes, shopping and even starbucks. I want to go back already!
I have lived in the Coachella Valley for my whole life but in the Coachella Valley there is a town called Palm Springs that many people know of. Palm Springs is very fun and exciting, there are many things to do here. Somethings you can do is walk downtown, go see art and visit museum. Every Thursday night in downtown there is a street fair that a ton of people love to go to . On Thursday nights there are many people and many different ages, from little kids to grown adults. Thats just one thing in Palm Springs, also in Palm Springs the love for the art is incredible, so many people love the art and different things to look at. If you can visit Palm Springs once in your life, you won't regret it. Overall I love Palm Springs and even if I leave he desert I will continue to visit because it is my home and an amazing place to be.