Thousand Palms, California

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Thousand Palms
census-designated place
Location in Riverside County and the state of California
Location in Riverside County and the state of California
Coordinates: 33°49′1″N 116°23′14″W / 33.81694°N 116.38722°W / 33.81694; -116.38722Coordinates: 33°49′1″N 116°23′14″W / 33.81694°N 116.38722°W / 33.81694; -116.38722
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
Area[1]
 • Total 23.636 sq mi (61.217 km2)
 • Land 23.636 sq mi (61.217 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 246 ft (75 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,715
 • Density 330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92276
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-78596
GNIS feature ID 1656643

Thousand Palms is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 7,715 at the 2010 census, up from 5,120 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Thousand Palms is located at 33°49′01″N 116°23′14″W / 33.816868°N 116.387143°W / 33.816868; -116.387143.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 23.6 square miles (61 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Thousand Palms had a population of 7,715. The population density was 326.4 people per square mile (126.0/km²). The racial makeup of Thousand Palms was 5,763 (74.7%) White, 105 (1.4%) African American, 75 (1.0%) Native American, 129 (1.7%) Asian, 10 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 1,422 (18.4%) from other races, and 211 (2.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4,051 persons (52.5%).

The Census reported that 7,685 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 30 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 2,849 households, out of which 817 (28.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,431 (50.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 314 (11.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 151 (5.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 165 (5.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 45 (1.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 727 households (25.5%) were made up of individuals and 465 (16.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70. There were 1,896 families (66.5% of all households); the average family size was 3.26.

The population was spread out with 1,754 people (22.7%) under the age of 18, 636 people (8.2%) aged 18 to 24, 1,629 people (21.1%) aged 25 to 44, 1,771 people (23.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,925 people (25.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

There were 3,705 housing units at an average density of 156.8 per square mile (60.5/km²), of which 2,227 (78.2%) were owner-occupied, and 622 (21.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.9%. 5,591 people (72.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,094 people (27.1%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,120 people, 1,912 households, and 1,260 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,279.7 people per square mile (494.2/km²). There were 2,557 housing units at an average density of 639.1 per square mile (246.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.8% White, 0.7% Black, 0.9% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 19.4% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.6% of the population.

There were 1,912 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.7 and the average family size was 3.3.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,172, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $33,325 versus $25,543 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,790. About 9.4% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Thousand Palms is located in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Denise Moreno Ducheny, and in the 80th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Manuel Perez. Federally, Thousand Palms is located in California's 45th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +3[5] and is represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz.

Utilities[edit]

Electricity in Thousand Palms is served by the Imperial Irrigation District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Thousand Palms CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 

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