Twentynine Palms is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 26,542 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Twentynine Palms is the 274th largest community in California.
32.40% 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 24.38% and 17.50% 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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.73 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Twentynine Palms citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.49% of adults 25 and older in Twentynine Palms have a college degree.
The per capita income in Twentynine Palms in 2010 was $20,264, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,056 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 22.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Twentynine Palms include German, Irish, European, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Twentynine Palms is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.