Palm Springs, CA

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Population

47,140

0.912% growth

Poverty Rate

18.5%


Median Age

54.1


Median Household Income

$48,126

4.49% growth

Number of Employees

19,457

0.0617% growth

Median Property Value

$340,600

12.4% growth

About

In 2017, Palm Springs, CA had a population of 47.1k people with a median age of 54.1 and a median household income of $48,126. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Palm Springs, CA grew from 46,714 to 47,140, a 0.912% increase and its median household income grew from $46,059 to $48,126, a 4.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Palm Springs, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.3%), White (Hispanic) (22.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.55%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.35%). N/A% of the people in Palm Springs, CA speak a non-English language, and 88.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Palm Springs, CA are Brightwood College-Palm Springs (218 degrees awarded in 2017), California Nurses Educational Institute (202 degrees), and Champion Institute of Cosmetology (33 degrees).

The median property value in Palm Springs, CA is $340,600, and the homeownership rate is 58.9%. Most people in Palm Springs, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Palm Springs, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for California.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Palm Springs, CA employs 19.5k people. The largest industries in Palm Springs, CA are Accommodation & Food Services (3,051 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,713 people), and Retail Trade (1,991 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($70,208), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,714), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,022).

Median household income in Palm Springs, CA is $48,126. Males in Palm Springs, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Palm Springs, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,126

2017 value

± $2,443

4.49%

1 Year Growth

± 6.7%

Households in Palm Springs, CA have a median annual income of $48,126, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,059 in 2016, which represents a 4.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Palm Springs, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9405

  2. Census Tract 448.05

  3. Census Tract 446.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palm Springs, CA was Census Tract 9405 with a value of $76,484, followed by Census Tract 448.05 and Census Tract 446.04, with respective values of $59,764 and $56,838.

The following map shows all of the places in Palm Springs, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palm Springs, CA (8.64k out of 46.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 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

    6,644 ± 519

  2. Hispanic

    3,384 ± 401

  3. Black

    754 ± 225

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Palm Springs, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

19.5k

2017 Value

± 883

0.0617%

1 Year growth

± 6.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palm Springs, CA grew at a rate of 0.0617%, from 19.4k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palm Springs, CA, are Management Occupations (2,498 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,464 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,015 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palm Springs, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Palm Springs, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,498 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,464 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,015 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Palm Springs, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.77 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Palm Springs, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($143,750), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($122,625), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($103,611).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.5k

2017 Value

± 883

0.0617%

1 Year growth

± 6.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palm Springs, CA grew at a rate of 0.0617%, from 19.4k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palm Springs, CA, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,051 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,713 people), and Retail Trade (1,991 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palm Springs, CA, though some of these residents may live in Palm Springs, 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 Springs, CA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,051 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,713 people), and Retail Trade (1,991 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Palm Springs, CA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.41 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.06 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Palm Springs, CA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($70,208), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,714), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,022).

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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. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

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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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T 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. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

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

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Health

88.1% of the population of Palm Springs, CA has health coverage, with 27.9% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 23.2% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 2.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Palm Springs, CA see 2380 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.41% decrease from the previous year (2414 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2003 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 576 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,380 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Riverside County, CA see an average of 2,380 patients per year. This represents a 1.41% decrease from the previous year (2,414 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Riverside County, CA 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 

$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

11.9%

Uninsured

27.9%

Employer Coverage

19%

Medicaid

23.2%

Medicare

15.9%

Non-Group

2.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palm Springs, CA declined by 11.9% from 13.5% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Palm Springs, 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

Palm Springs, CA is home to a population of 47.1k people, from which 88.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.2% of Palm Springs, CA residents were born outside of the country (9.54k people).

In 2017, there were 2.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.9k people) in Palm Springs, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.4k White (Hispanic) and 2.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

55

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Palm Springs, CA was 54.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Palm Springs, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Palm Springs, CA residents was 54.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.54k people

19.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.28k people

As of 2017, 20.2% of Palm Springs, CA residents (9.54k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palm Springs, CA was 19.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

88.2%

2017 Citizenship

88.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.2% of Palm Springs, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Palm Springs, CA was 88.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Palm Springs, CA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    28.9k ± 745

  2. White (Hispanic)

    10.4k ± 768

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    2.17k ± 456

In 2017, there were 2.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.9k people) in Palm Springs, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.4k White (Hispanic) and 2.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Palm Springs, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,618 ± 198

  2. Korea

    660 ± 122

  3. World War II

    383 ± 104

Palm Springs, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Palm Springs, CA awarded 453 degrees. The student population of Palm Springs, CA is skewed towards women, with 104 male students and 456 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Palm Springs, CA are Hispanic or Latino (333 and 73.5%), followed by White (60 and 13.2%), Asian (29 and 6.4%), and Black or African American (17 and 3.75%).

The largest universities in Palm Springs, CA by number of degrees awarded are Brightwood College-Palm Springs (218 and 48.1%), California Nurses Educational Institute (202 and 44.6%), and Champion Institute of Cosmetology (33 and 7.28%).

The most popular majors in Palm Springs, CA are Medical Assistant (130 and 28.7%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (62 and 13.7%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (57 and 12.6%).

The median tuition costs in Palm Springs, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Palm Springs, CA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Palm Springs, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 218 degrees awarded

  2. 202 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Palm Springs, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brightwood College-Palm Springs with 218 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

78

Degrees Awarded to Men

375

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 78 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Palm Springs, CA, which is 0.208 times less than the 375 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    333 degrees awarded

  2. White

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    29 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Palm Springs, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 333 degrees mean that there were 5.55 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palm Springs, CA was $340,600 in 2017, which is 1.48 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $303,100 to $340,600, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Palm Springs, CA is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Palm Springs, CA have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Palm Springs, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$340,600

2017 Median

± $11,713

$303,100

2016 Median

± $11,092

In 2017, the median property value in Palm Springs, CA grew to to $340,600 from the previous year's value of $303,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Palm Springs, 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 Springs, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,126

Median Household Income

± $2,443

23.6k

Number of Households

± 765

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.6k households in Palm Springs, CA grew to $48,126 from the previous year's value of $46,059.

The following chart displays the households in Palm Springs, 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 Springs, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palm Springs, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

58.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.9% of the housing units in Palm Springs, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Palm Springs, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palm Springs, CA have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.41% of the workforce in Palm Springs, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    13.7%

  3. Carpooled

    8.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Palm Springs, CA was Drove Alone (71.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (13.7%) and those who Carpooled (8.05%).

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 Springs, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Palm Springs, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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