Palm Desert, CA Demographics

The total population of Palm Desert is estimated to be 51,290 with 24,064 males (46.92%) and 27,226 females (53.08%). There are 3,162 more females than males in Palm Desert.
The median household income in Palm Desert was $72,977 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 122(0.17%) from $72,855 in 2020. This income is 97.82% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Palm Desert sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $86,442. Overall, the median household income for the city of Palm Desert stands at $72,977.
In Palm Desert, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $49,671 for males and $32,751 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $67,699 for males and $64,989 for females.
In Palm Desert, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Black or African American households have the highest median household income at $78,235, while American Indian and Alaska Native households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $44,556.
In 2022, the population of Palm Desert was 51,583, a 0.02% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Palm Desert's population was 51,591, an increase of 0.76% compared to a population of 51,200 in 2020.
The median age in Palm Desert, CA is 56.2, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 12.24% were under the age of 15, 13.69% aged 15 to 29, 38.18% aged 30 to 64, 30.61% aged 65 to 84, and 5.28% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Palm Desert population: 74.76% are White, 2.84% are Black or African American, 0.45% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.08% are Asian, 0.20% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 6.34% are some other race and 10.33% are multiracial.