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Palmdale

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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 with a population of 167,987. 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
    $332,400
    National
    $244,900
    Median Rent
    $1,472
    National
    $1,163
    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
      341.2
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      6.4
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      32.8
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      98.5
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      274.9
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      749.4
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      349.6
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      15%
    • 10-17 years
      14%
    • 18-24 years
      10%
    • 25-34 years
      13%
    • 35-44 years
      13%
    • 45-54 years
      12%
    • 55-64 years
      12%
    • 65+ years
      10%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      5%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      11%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      31%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      29%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      24%
      national  11%

    Working in Palmdale

    Jobs
    grade C
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $70,858
    National
    $69,021

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