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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    B
Thousand Palms is a town in California with a population of 7,356. Thousand Palms is in Riverside County. Living in Thousand Palms offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Thousand Palms and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Thousand Palms are above average.
About Thousand Palms...
Population
7,356

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,230
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Thousand Palms 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Thousand Palms

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,510
National
$55,322

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Thousand Palms Reviews

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We moved out here to be closer to family. It has all of the stores you hope to find, nearby hiking, a view of Mt. San Yacinto, beautiful sunsets, it's affordable, and Palm Springs is a quick drive away for nightlife. Palm Desert has it's share of cons including 115+ heat in the summer, lack of vegetation, and a long commute to places of work including Orange County and Los Angeles. Overall, it's a good city especially if you don't have to commute for work or family.
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Small bedroom community very close to many major cities. Tourism and agriculture are the major industries (home of Coachellafest!), and much of the population are seasonal residents, with jobs in support of these. There is a major park & rec area supporting local athletics year round. Only thing we're missing is a good sized grocery store, like a Wal-Mart food-only store and a drug store. There are several close by, but can sometimes be a hassle with traffic to get to them.
I have lived in Thousand Palms since I was 2. Its the only home I have ever known and as much certain things suck I see it as where I'm from in particular. Living here you have access to really great fast food places, a wonderful community park, and the commute to places that offer goods and groceries is always under 20 minutes.