Thousand Palms, CA

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Living in Thousand Palms

Thousand Palms is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 7,967 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Thousand Palms is the 447th 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thousand Palms who work in maintenance occupations (16.35%), sales jobs (13.70%), and food service (10.89%).

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.

Thousand Palms is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Thousand Palms who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.24% of the adults in Thousand Palms have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Thousand Palms in 2018 was $24,482, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,928 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 59.99% 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Thousand Palms include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Thousand Palms's cultural character, accounting for 20.13% of the town’s population.

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