Palmdale, CA
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Palmdale is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 158,351 people and 38 constituent neighborhoods, Palmdale is the 32nd largest community in California.

Palmdale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Palmdale is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmdale who work in office and administrative support (13.58%), sales jobs (12.33%), and management occupations (6.83%).

One downside of living in Palmdale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Palmdale, the average commute to work is 35.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Palmdale are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.46% of adults in Palmdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Palmdale in 2010 was $19,438, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,752 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 56.63% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Palmdale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.84%.

The most common language spoken in Palmdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.