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, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thousand Palms who work in sales jobs (12.09%), maintenance occupations (9.79%), and food service (8.74%).
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.
Being a small town, Thousand Palms does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Thousand Palms are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.73% of adults in Thousand Palms have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Thousand Palms in 2010 was $21,012, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,048 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 58.75% 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 Irish, English, German, Canadian, and Italian.
Thousand Palms also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.40%.
The most common language spoken in Thousand Palms is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.