Twentynine Palms is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 26,073 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Twentynine Palms is the 274th largest community in California.
Twentynine Palms is a military town: the armed forces employs 34.38% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Retail are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 19.30% and 14.57% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that Twentynine Palms has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Twentynine Palms spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.63 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Twentynine Palms who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.48% of the adults in Twentynine Palms have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Twentynine Palms in 2018 was $21,195, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,780 for a family of four. However, Twentynine Palms contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Twentynine Palms is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Twentynine Palms home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Twentynine Palms residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Twentynine Palms also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Twentynine Palms include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Twentynine Palms is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.