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, 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%).
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.
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 with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Thousand Palms's cultural character, accounting for 28.40% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Thousand Palms is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.