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"Golf Capital of America"

Site of many well-known golf and tennis tournaments

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in California named Palm Desert. For links to other places called Palm Desert, CA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Palm Desert is 33.722N. The longitude is -116.373W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,624.


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Median household income
Local
$48,316
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palm Desert demographic reports
Palm Desert is at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains, in the Coachella Valley
Filming location for:
· 1963 movie, "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dorothy Hamill, figure skater, Olympic medallist
· President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Living Desert Reserve
Historic sites and museums: Palm Springs Desert Museum
Colleges and universities: College of the Desert
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 208

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Palm Desert demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riverside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92561 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Palm Desert residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palm Desert ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palm Desert was $33,463, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Palm Desert residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Palm Desert, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $661.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,392.


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Libraries in Palm Desert include Palm Desert Branch Library ... View libraries

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Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palm Desert political report.

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Palm Desert restaurants taking online reservations include Augusta Restaurant, Colibri at Desert Springs JW Marriott, Cuistot, Daily Grill - Palm Desert, Lakeview at Desert Springs JW Marriott, Mamma Gina Ristorante, Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Palm Desert, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert, Seagrille at Desert Springs JW Marriott ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Palm Desert workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palm Desert between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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