Palmdale, CA Demographics

The total population of Palmdale is estimated to be 166,895 with 82,777 males (49.60%) and 84,118 females (50.40%). There are 1,341 more females than males in Palmdale.
The median household income in Palmdale was $76,591 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 2,434(3.28%) from $74,157 in 2020. This income is 102.66% 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, Palmdale sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $97,605. Overall, the median household income for the city of Palmdale stands at $90,330.
In Palmdale, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $47,295 for males and $25,623 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $62,772 for males and $51,113 for females.
In Palmdale, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Two or More Races households have the highest median household income at $103,357, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $55,518.
In 2022, the population of Palmdale was 163,463, a 1.20% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Palmdale's population was 165,452, a decline of 2.02% compared to a population of 168,863 in 2020.
The median age in Palmdale, CA is 32.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 24.32% were under the age of 15, 22.55% aged 15 to 29, 43.03% aged 30 to 64, 9.19% aged 65 to 84, and 0.92% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Palmdale population: 40.69% are White, 12.89% are Black or African American, 1.60% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.37% are Asian, 0.39% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 29.85% are some other race and 10.21% are multiracial.