Palmdale is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 165,761 people and 39 constituent neighborhoods, Palmdale is the 32nd largest community in California.
One downside of living in Palmdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.87 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Palmdale rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.14% 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 $24,845, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,380 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 61.04% 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, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
Palmdale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.25%.
The most common language spoken in Palmdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.