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.

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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thousand Palms who work in maintenance occupations (14.51%), sales jobs (9.08%), and personal care services (9.01%).

Of important note, Thousand Palms is also a town of artists. Thousand Palms has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Thousand Palms’s character.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Thousand Palms is worth considering.

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. 16.70% 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 $20,191, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,764 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. The greatest number of Thousand Palms residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Thousand Palms also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 62.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Thousand Palms include German, Irish, Canadian, and European.

Thousand Palms also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.34%.

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

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