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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Thousand Palms is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 personal care services (12.54%), sales jobs (11.52%), and office and administrative support (9.58%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Thousand Palms has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Thousand Palms a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Thousand Palms does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Thousand Palms citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.35% of adults 25 and older in Thousand Palms have a college 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.

In addition, Thousand Palms has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.25%).

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

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