Twentynine Palms is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 26,025 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Twentynine Palms is the 274th largest community in California.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Twentynine Palms, employing 30.52% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Accommodation industries employ 30.46% and 15.29% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Twentynine Palms spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The population of Twentynine Palms overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Twentynine Palms, 22.15% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Twentynine Palms in 2010 was $20,770, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,080 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 24.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Twentynine Palms include Irish, European, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Twentynine Palms is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.