Palmdale, CA

Palmdale profile

Living in Palmdale

Palmdale is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 155,079 people and 38 constituent neighborhoods, Palmdale is the 32nd largest community in California.

Unlike some cities, Palmdale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palmdale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palmdale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmdale who work in sales jobs (11.51%), office and administrative support (10.48%), and management occupations (6.65%).

One downside of living in Palmdale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Palmdale, the average commute to work is 37.73 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Palmdale rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.50% of adults 25 and older in Palmdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Palmdale in 2018 was $22,687, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,748 for a family of four. However, Palmdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Palmdale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Palmdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Palmdale, accounting for 60.38% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Palmdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Palmdale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Palmdale's cultural character, accounting for 24.71% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Palmdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.