Palmdale, CA

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2022 Population
166,895
0.65% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33
1.23% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
10.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,414
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$397,500
19.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Palmdale, CA had a population of 167k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $78,414. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Palmdale, CA declined from 167,987 to 166,895, a −0.65% decrease and its median household income grew from $70,858 to $78,414, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Palmdale, CA are Other (Hispanic) (30.6%), White (Hispanic) (17.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.9%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.8%).

None of the households in Palmdale, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89% of the residents in Palmdale, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Palmdale, CA was $397,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.5%.

Most people in Palmdale, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 41.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Palmdale, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Palmdale, CA is home to a population of 167k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2022, 25.2% of Palmdale, CA residents were born outside of the country (42.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.73 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (51k people) in Palmdale, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.5k White (Hispanic) and 29.4k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89%
2022 Citizenship
89.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89% of Palmdale, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Palmdale, CA was 89.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Palmdale, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    51k ± 2.55k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    29.5k ± 2.45k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.4k ± 2.34k
63%
Hispanic Population
105k people

In 2022, there were 1.73 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (51k people) in Palmdale, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.5k White (Hispanic) and 29.4k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

63% of the people in Palmdale, CA are hispanic (105k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

25.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42.1k people
24.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
40.7k people

As of 2022, 25.2% of Palmdale, CA residents (42.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palmdale, CA was 24.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,786 ± 312
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,327 ± 321
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    781 ± 226

Palmdale, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Palmdale, CA employs 70.1k people. The largest industries in Palmdale, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,183 people), Retail Trade (7,822 people), and Manufacturing (7,732 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,773), Public Administration ($83,560), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,187).

Occupations

70.1k
2022 Value
± 2,166
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 4.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Palmdale, CA grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 68.7k employees to 70.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palmdale, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,797 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,681 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,247 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palmdale, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.1k
2022 Value
± 2,166
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 4.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Palmdale, CA grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 68.7k employees to 70.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palmdale, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,183 people), Retail Trade (7,822 people), and Manufacturing (7,732 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palmdale, CA, though some of these residents may live in Palmdale, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,826
Median earning men ± $1,593
$33,170
Median earning women ± $1,264

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,221), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,750), and Information ($70,091).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,300), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,766), and Manufacturing ($45,841).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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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.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler 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 52 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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palmdale, CA was $397,500 in 2022, which is 1.41 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $332,400 to $397,500, a 19.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Palmdale, CA is 66.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Palmdale, CA have an average commute time of 41.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Palmdale, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Palmdale, CA is $78,414. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Palmdale, CA was Census Tract 9102.10 with a value of $125,031, followed by Census Tract 9107.09 and Census Tract 9103.02, with respective values of $106,429 and $104,932.

Property

$397,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,791
$30,993
Median Property Taxes
±$1,198

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palmdale, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Palmdale, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.5% of the housing units in Palmdale, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9102.10
  2. Census Tract 9107.09
  3. Census Tract 9103.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palmdale, CA was Census Tract 9102.10 with a value of $125,031, followed by Census Tract 9107.09 and Census Tract 9103.02, with respective values of $106,429 and $104,932.

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

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Household Income

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$78,414
Median Household Income
± $2,429
46.6k
Number of Households
± 1,734

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.6k households in Palmdale, CA grew to $78,414 from the previous year's value of $70,858.

The following chart displays the households in Palmdale, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Palmdale, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.8%)
  2. Carpooled (13.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.93%)

In 2022, 74.8% of workers in Palmdale, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.2%) and those who worked at home (7.93%).

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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Commute Time

41.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palmdale, CA have a longer commute time (41.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 12.6% of the workforce in Palmdale, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Palmdale, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Palmdale, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palmdale, CA (23.4k out of 166k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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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Health

92.3% of the population of Palmdale, CA has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 32.4% on Medicaid, 7.24% on Medicare, 8.28% on non-group plans, and 0.659% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1354 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,354 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,354 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.4% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.72%
Uninsured
43.7%
Employer Coverage
32.4%
Medicaid
7.24%
Medicare
8.28%
Non-Group
0.659%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palmdale, CA grew by 3.65% from 7.44% to 7.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Palmdale, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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