Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2019 Population
155,222
0.0682% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
49.3
2.28% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.8%
3.42% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$54,930
3.53% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$316,100
5.68% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
53,336
0.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA had a population of 155k people with a median age of 49.3 and a median household income of $54,930. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA declined from 155,328 to 155,222, a −0.0682% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,058 to $54,930, a 3.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), White (Hispanic) (22.9%), Other (Hispanic) (9.79%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.6%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%). 29.9% of the households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

90.3% of the residents in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Milan Institute-Palm Desert (89 degrees awarded in 2019), Milan Institute of Cosmetology-La Quinta (56 degrees), and Coachella Valley Beauty College (33 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was $316,100, and the homeownership rate was 65.9%. Most people in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is home to a population of 155k people, from which 90.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 53% of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (82.3k people).

In 2019, there were 2.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.3k people) in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.5k White (Hispanic) and 15.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Spanish (36,370 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (907 speakers), and German (805 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    86.3k ± 1.92k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    35.5k ± 2.19k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    15.2k ± 1.99k
34.6%
Hispanic Population
53.8k people

In 2019, there were 2.43 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.3k people) in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.5k White (Hispanic) and 15.2k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34.6% of the people in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are hispanic (53.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    36,370 speakers (24.5%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    907 speakers (0.61%)
  3. German
    805 speakers (0.542%)

29.9% of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Spanish. 24.5% of the overall population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are native Spanish speakers. 0.61% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.542% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

53%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
82.3k people
19.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
29.7k people

As of 2019, 53% of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents (82.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was 19.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.3
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was 49.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    14,256 ± 2,794 people
  2. Canada
    2,985 ± 1,328 people
  3. Philippines
    1,189 ± 843 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 14,256 Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents, followed by Canada with 2,985 and Philippines with 1,189.

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Citizenship

90.3%
2019 Citizenship
89.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 90.3% of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was 89.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,518 ± 419
  2. Korea
    1,882 ± 262
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    890 ± 254

Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in California (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is $54,930. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $201,921, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, with respective values of $189,676 and $172,163.

Males in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,897. The income inequality in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.491, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA employs 53.3k people. The largest industries in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Restaurants & Food Services (5,140 people), Construction (3,893 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($161,729), Electronics stores ($125,759), and Justice, public order, & safety activities ($112,002).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,930
2019 value
± $1,902
3.53%
1 Year Growth
± 4.35%

Households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have a median annual income of $54,930, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,058 in 2018, which represents a 3.53% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,837
Average Male Salary in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA
± $13,027
$52,897
Average Female Salary in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA
± $8,989

In 2019, full-time male employees in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA
  1. White
    $55,488 ± $8,667
  2. Two or More Races
    $54,281 ± $38,890
  3. Asian
    $53,812 ± $22,215

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA.

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Wage Distribution

0.491
2019 Wage GINI in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA
0.488
2018 Wage GINI in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA

In 2019, the income inequality in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was 0.491 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.538% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $201,921, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA, with respective values of $189,676 and $172,163.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA (26k out of 155k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    18,842 ± 1,213
  2. Hispanic
    11,829 ± 1,066
  3. Other
    2,821 ± 474

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

53.3k
2019 Value
0.35%
1 Year growth
± 0.35%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 0.35%, from 53.2k employees to 53.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, are Retail salespersons (1,824 people), Waiters & waitresses (1,764 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,495 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (1,824 people), Waiters & waitresses (1,764 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,495 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters (11.1 times higher than expected), Lodging managers (4.91 times), and Gaming services workers (4.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Physicians ($237,650), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($186,445), and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers ($174,137).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.3k
2019 Value
0.35%
1 Year growth
± 0.35%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 0.35%, from 53.2k employees to 53.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,140 people), Construction (3,893 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,140 people), Construction (3,893 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,027 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of Travel arrangements & reservation services (4.94 times higher than expected), Traveler accommodation (4.33 times), and Not specified retail trade (3.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($161,729), Electronics stores ($125,759), and Justice, public order, & safety activities ($112,002).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $379B
  2. $199B
  3. $157B

In 2018, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $379B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($199B) and Mixed freight ($157B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.18T
2018 Value in California
$5.17T
Projected 2045 Value in California
137% growth

In 2018, total outbound California trade was $2.18T. This is expected to increase 137% to $5.17T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $86.9B
  2. $47.9B
  3. $39.1B

In 2018, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $86.9B, followed by Arizona with $47.9B and Washington and $39.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 61.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.37%). The most partisan county was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for California
61.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in California
  1. 85% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 78.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in California was San Francisco County, CA with 85% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in California colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA awarded 178 degrees. The student population of Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is skewed towards women, with 56 male students and 275 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Hispanic or Latino (136 and 76.4%), followed by White (29 and 16.3%), Black or African American (4 and 2.25%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (4 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Milan Institute-Palm Desert (89 and 50%), Milan Institute of Cosmetology-La Quinta (56 and 31.5%), and Coachella Valley Beauty College (33 and 18.5%).

The most popular majors in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Medical Assistant (45 and 25.3%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (38 and 21.3%), and General Cosmetology (31 and 17.4%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 89 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2019, the Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Milan Institute-Palm Desert with 89 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

31
Degrees Awarded to Men
147
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 31 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, which is 0.211 times less than the 147 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    136 degrees awarded
  2. White
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    4 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Riverside County--Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Hispanic or Latino students. These 136 degrees mean that there were 4.69 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was $316,100 in 2019, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $299,100 to $316,100, a 5.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$316,100
2019 Median
± $7,870
$299,100
2018 Median
± $7,314

In 2019, the median property value in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA grew to to $316,100 from the previous year's value of $299,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$54,930
Median Household Income
± $1,902
64.7k
Number of Households
± 1,879

In 2019, the median household income of the 64.7k households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA grew to $54,930 from the previous year's value of $53,058.

The following chart displays the households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%
2019 Homeownership
65%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 65.9% of the housing units in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.62%)

In 2019, 77.7% of workers in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9%) and those who worked at home (7.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

91.6% of the population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 21.8% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in California see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 268 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17%). Additionally, Colusa County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for California.
1,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1,261 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in California
$4,735
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,368
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,833
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.35%
Uninsured
29.3%
Employer Coverage
23.8%
Medicaid
21.8%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA declined by 16.4% from 9.99% to 8.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17% prevalence
  2. 16.9% prevalence
  3. 15.5% prevalence

Amador County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 17%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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