Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA

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Population

154,681

0.92% decline

Median Household Income

$51,997

2.49% growth

Number of Employees

53,117

0.454% growth

Median Property Value

$286,100

7.19% growth

About

In 2017, Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA had a population of 155k people with a median age of N/A and a median household income of $51,997. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA declined from 156,118 to 154,681, a -0.92% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,733 to $51,997, a 2.49% increase.

The population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is 55.5% White Alone, 35.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.05% Asian Alone. 29.6% of the people in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA speak a non-English language, and 89.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Milan Institute-Palm Desert (165 degrees awarded in 2016), Milan Institute of Cosmetology-La Quinta (70 degrees), and Coachella Valley Beauty College (29 degrees).

The median property value in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is $286,100, and the homeownership rate is 64.5%. Most people in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA employs 53.1k people. The largest industries in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Restaurants & Food Services (5,043 people), Construction (3,889 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,804 people), and the highest paying industries are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($149,598), Banking & related activities ($117,159), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($114,670).

Median household income in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is $51,997. Males in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,103. The income inequality in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.491, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,997

2017 value

± $1,208

2.49%

1 Year Growth

± 3.22%

Households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have a median annual income of $51,997, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,733 in 2016, which represents a 2.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$66,602

Average Male Salary

± $11,749

$49,103

Average Female Salary

± $7,692

In 2017, full-time male employees in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $52,688 ± $22,443

  2. White

    $52,384 ± $7,631

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,520 ± $88,653

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.491

2017 Wage GINI

0.489

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was 0.491 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $163,392, followed by San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA, with respective values of $157,988 and $152,433.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    20,530 ± 1,182

  2. Hispanic

    13,902 ± 1,006

  3. Black

    1,541 ± 379

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

53.1k

2017 Value

0.454%

1 Year growth

± 0.454%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 0.454%, from 52.9k employees to 53.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, are Cashiers (1,740 people), Waiters & waitresses (1,605 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,464 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Cashiers (1,740 people), Waiters & waitresses (1,605 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,464 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters (12.2 times higher than expected), Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers (6.96 times), and Miscellaneous entertainment attendants & related workers (4.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($201,892), Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers ($180,336), and Chief executives & legislators ($160,295).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.1k

2017 Value

0.454%

1 Year growth

± 0.454%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA grew at a rate of 0.454%, from 52.9k employees to 53.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,043 people), Construction (3,889 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,804 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,043 people), Construction (3,889 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,804 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA has an unusually high number of Personal & household goods repair & maintenance (7.1 times higher than expected), Travel arrangements & reservation services (4.85 times), and Traveler accommodation (4.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, by average salary, are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($149,598), Banking & related activities ($117,159), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($114,670).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.5% of the population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 29.4% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.5%

Uninsured

29.4%

Employer Coverage

20.5%

Medicaid

19.6%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 13.5%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is home to a population of 155k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is composed of 85.9k White Alone residents (55.5%), 55k Hispanic or Latino residents (35.5%), 4.71k Asian Alone residents (3.05%), 4.57k Black or African American Alone residents (2.95%), 3.57k Two or More Races residents (2.31%), 470 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.304%), 349 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.226%), and 192 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.124%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Spanish (35,893 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (928 speakers), and German (794 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In N/A, the median age of all people in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was N/A. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are getting N/A. In N/A, the average age of all Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents was N/A.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

19.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

29.8k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was 19.1%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    13,800 ± 2,753 people

  2. Canada

    3,694 ± 1,474 people

  3. Philippines

    1,243 ± 862 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 13,800 Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents, followed by Canada with 3,694 and Philippines with 1,243.

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Citizenship

89.4%

2017 Citizenship

89%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.4% of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    85.9k ± 2.09k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    55k ± 3.09k

  3. Asian Alone

    4.71k ± 797

In 2017, there were 1.56 times more White Alone residents (85.9k people) in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55k Hispanic or Latino and 4.71k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    35,893 speakers (24.4%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    928 speakers (0.631%)

  3. German

    794 speakers (0.54%)

29.6% of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Spanish. 24.4% of the overall population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are native Spanish speakers. 0.631% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.54% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,161 ± 440

  2. Korea

    2,096 ± 268

  3. World War II

    1,215 ± 215

Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA awarded 264 degrees. The student population of Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is skewed towards women, with 65 male students and 307 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Hispanic or Latino (215 and 81.4%), followed by White (39 and 14.8%), Black or African American (5 and 1.89%), and Asian (2 and 0.758%).

The largest universities in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Milan Institute-Palm Desert (165 and 62.5%), Milan Institute of Cosmetology-La Quinta (70 and 26.5%), and Coachella Valley Beauty College (29 and 11%).

The most popular majors in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are Medical Assistant (78 and 29.5%), General Cosmetology (59 and 22.3%), and Massage Therapy (27 and 10.2%).

The median tuition costs in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Medical Assistant with 78 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 165 degrees awarded

  2. 70 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Milan Institute-Palm Desert with 165 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

51

Degrees Awarded to Men

213

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 51 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA, which is 0.239 times less than the 213 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    215 degrees awarded

  2. White

    39 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 215 degrees mean that there were 5.51 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was $286,100 in 2017, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $266,900 to $286,100, a 7.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,997

Median Household Income

± $1,208

62.5k

Number of Households

± 1,721

In 2017, the median household income of the 62.5k households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA grew to $51,997 from the previous year's value of $50,733.

The following chart displays the households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$286,100

2017 Median

± $7,292

$266,900

2016 Median

± $6,519

In 2017, the median property value in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA grew to to $286,100 from the previous year's value of $266,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%

2017 Homeownership

64%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.5% of the housing units in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.48% of the workforce in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.04%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Palm Desert, La Quinta (West) & Desert Hot Springs Cities PUMA, CA was Drove Alone (77.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (7.04%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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