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.
Unlike some towns, Thousand Palms isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Thousand Palms are a mix of both white- and blue-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 sales jobs (13.81%), maintenance occupations (11.65%), and office and administrative support (9.89%).
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Thousand Palms spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.09 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small town, Thousand Palms doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Thousand Palms rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.23% of adults 25 and older in Thousand Palms 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 Thousand Palms in 2010 was $21,613, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,452 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 57.36% 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 English, Irish, German, Italian, and European.
Thousand Palms also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.31%.
The most common language spoken in Thousand Palms is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.