Twentynine Palms is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 26,049 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Twentynine Palms is the 274th largest community in California.
31.61% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Twentynine Palms. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Accommodation industries respectively employ 28.19% and 16.84% of the civilian workforce.
Also of interest is that Twentynine Palms has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the benefits of Twentynine Palms is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.54 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Twentynine Palms has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Twentynine Palms has quite a high level of public transit users. Twentynine Palms’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
The citizens of Twentynine Palms are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.25% of adults in Twentynine Palms having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Twentynine Palms in 2010 was $20,101, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,404 for a family of four. However, Twentynine Palms contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Twentynine Palms is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Twentynine Palms home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Twentynine Palms residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Twentynine Palms also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Twentynine Palms include Irish, European, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Twentynine Palms is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.