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Palm Springs is a city in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

The community was named for local mineral springs.

The latitude of Palm Springs is 33.830N. The longitude is -116.544W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,228.


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Median household income
Local
$35,973
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palm Springs demographic reports
Palm Springs is at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Agua Caliente
· Big Palm Spring
· Palmetto Springs
Once a getaway for patients with respiratory ailments
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 390. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2006.
Palm Springs received national attention for the 1988 election of entertainer Sonny Bono as mayor.
Filming location for:
· 1963 movie, "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"
Well-known residents have included:
· Cameron Crowe, director and screenwriter
· Bob Hope, comedian
· Frank Sinatra, singer, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Joshua Tree National Park
Palm Springs attractions: Soak City Waterpark
Historic sites and museums: Palm Springs Desert Museum, Village Green Heritage Center, Agua Caliente Culture Museum, Palm Springs Air Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 720
Quotes:
Palm Springs had been created by riding, tennis, Hollywood stars, and newspaper publicity, and built for pedestrians.
-- California Fault
Thurston Clarke

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Palm Springs 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 92258 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Palm Springs residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palm Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palm Springs was $25,957, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Palm Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Palm Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $565.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,192.


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Libraries in Palm Springs include Palm Springs Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Palm Springs include Desert Sun

TV stations in Palm Springs include KESQ, KMIR.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPSC.

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

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Palm Springs restaurants taking online reservations include Boscoso Modern Italian, Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs, Norma's - Parker Palm Springs, Spencer's Restaurant, Steakhouse at the Spa, Wang's in the Desert ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Palm Springs workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 28 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palm Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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“ Palm Springs had been created by riding, tennis, Hollywood stars, and newspaper publicity, and built for pedestrians. ”
~ California Fault
Thurston Clarke

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