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Palmdale
  • Town in California

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

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Palmdale is a town in California with a population of 156,293. Palmdale is in Los Angeles County. Living in Palmdale offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palmdale there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Palmdale and residents tend to be liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,319
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    255.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    35
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    123.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    284.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    880.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    253.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    national  12%

Working in Palmdale

Jobs
grade C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,865
National
$62,843

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