Desert Palms, California
|• Total||2.671 sq mi (6.918 km2)|
|• Land||2.670 sq mi (6.916 km2)|
|• Water||0.001 sq mi (0.002 km2) 0.03%|
|Elevation||112 ft (34 m)|
|• Density||2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||2629131|
|U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Desert Palms, California|
Desert Palms is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California. Desert Palms sits at an elevation of 112 feet (34 m). The 2010 United States census reported Desert Palms's population was 6,957.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), 99.97% of it land and 0.03% of it water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Desert Palms had a population of 6,957. The population density was 2,604.5 people per square mile (1,005.6/km²). The racial makeup of Desert Palms was 6,728 (96.7%) White, 59 (0.8%) African American, 16 (0.2%) Native American, 95 (1.4%) Asian, 5 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 15 (0.2%) from other races, and 39 (0.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 177 persons (2.5%).
The Census reported that 6,957 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 4,104 households, out of which 11 (0.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,424 (59.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 71 (1.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 23 (0.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 120 (2.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 46 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,381 households (33.7%) were made up of individuals and 1,208 (29.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.70. There were 2,518 families (61.4% of all households); the average family size was 2.04.
The population was spread out with 17 people (0.2%) under the age of 18, 8 people (0.1%) aged 18 to 24, 67 people (1.0%) aged 25 to 44, 1,081 people (15.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 5,784 people (83.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 74.1 years. For every 100 females there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.
There were 5,055 housing units at an average density of 1,892.4 per square mile (730.7/km²), of which 3,747 (91.3%) were owner-occupied, and 357 (8.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 17.7%. 6,420 people (92.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 537 people (7.7%) lived in rental housing units.
- U.S. Census
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Desert Palms, California
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.