Thousand Palms, CA
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Thousand Palms is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 8,270 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Thousand Palms is the 445th largest community in California.

Thousand Palms is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Thousand Palms is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Thousand Palms who work in personal care services (12.54%), sales jobs (11.52%), and office and administrative support (9.58%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Thousand Palms has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Thousand Palms has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Thousand Palms than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Thousand Palms may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Thousand Palms doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Thousand Palms who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.35% of the adults in Thousand Palms have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Thousand Palms in 2010 was $18,680, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,720 for a family of four. However, Thousand Palms contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Thousand Palms is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Thousand Palms 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 Thousand Palms, accounting for 59.75% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Thousand Palms residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Thousand Palms include German, English, Canadian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Thousand Palms's cultural character, accounting for 24.25% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Thousand Palms is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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