Palm Desert

It began as a well-planned community in the middle of the desert landscape stretching from Palm Springs to Indio.

Welcome to Palm Desert

 
It was first known as Old MacDonald Ranch before it was renamed Palm Desert. It began as a well-planned community in the middle of the desert landscape stretching from Palm Springs to Indio. An Army maintenance camp was actually the first residential development in the area.
 
This has now emerged into the now famous El Paseo Shopping District housing signature Coachella Valley events such as the El Paseo Fashion Week and the Desert Cancer Foundation’s annual Paint El Paseo Pink. At Palm Desert, there are cultural and recreational opportunities for both residents and visitors. These include the Art in Public Places Program to the collection of 30+ art galleries presenting an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the visual arts. There also free guided tours of the public art display precisely from September to May.
 
Palm Desert also houses the Palm Springs Art Museum making the local visual arts scene quite interesting. The museum is situated at the western end of the El Paseo Shopping District off Highway 111, spanning across an 8,400-square foot space. Exhibitions are in fact ongoing presenting outstanding sculpture, painting, art glass, architecture, and design. It also has an additional 250,000 square foot of outdoor space with curvy pathways among native plantings, water features, and major sculptures in both abstract and representational forms.
 
In addition, the desert is quite attractive to fans of performing arts due to the presence of the McCallum Theater featuring different touring Broadway shows, sold-out concerts and dance and music festival throughout the year. Palm Desert also meets the needs of those interested in outdoor as it has 14 public parks including a magnificent Aquatic Center managed by the Family YMCA of the Desert. It also has various venues for hiking and bicycling. These venues can be adapted to meet both beginners as well as experienced athlete. Furthermore, it has a visitor center in the heart of the El Paseo Shopping District. This in fact makes it easy to find maps of the local trails and information regarding other attractions in the Palm Desert.
 
One of the most unique sites attracting a lot of attention is the Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden. The desert also has a 1,200 acre preserve which is home to 400 extraordinary desert animals. There are in fact Native American crafts and exhibits, hiking trails, and so much more.
 
Palm Desert is also a location for special events all through the year. The desert is never as there is always one activity or the other ranging from the annual Golf Cart Parade to the City`s Summer Concert Series and so much more. Most colleges and universities in the Coachella Valley are located in Palm Desert. Some of such include: College of the Desert, the local community college, and extension campuses for California State University, San Bernardino and the University of California, Riverside.
 
 

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Overview for Palm Desert, CA

58,114 people live in Palm Desert, where the median age is 57.3 and the average individual income is $48,445.46. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

58,114

Total Population

57.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,445.46

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert has 26,922 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Palm Desert do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 58,114 people call Palm Desert home. The population density is 944.31 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

58,114

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

57.3

Median Age

47.06 / 52.94%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
26,922

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$48,445.46

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Palm Desert, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Palm Desert. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Morning Stars Learning Program
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
Ronald Reagan Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Palm Desert Learning Tree Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Montessori School Of The Valley
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Palm Desert Charter Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Montessori School Of The Desert
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Palm Desert Learning Tree
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Abraham Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
James Earl Carter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
George Washington Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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