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.
Twentynine Palms is a military town: the armed forces employs 31.61% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Accommodation are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 28.19% and 16.84% of the civilian workforce respectively.
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.
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 16.54 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
A lot of people in Twentynine Palms take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Twentynine Palms, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
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.