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Palm Desert, CA

A small city located in California, Palm Desert has a population of slightly less than 52,000. Retirees are a frequent sight, as they make up 34% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 49, the city's residents are older than most cities in California. Home ownership is more common than renting in Palm Desert, and 38% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $1,264/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in California.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Palm Desert residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 36% of residents, while public transit isn't extensively used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.

Compared to the national average (7%), Palm Desert has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 8% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 17% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are three primary industries in Palm Desert: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 21% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $78,000, Palm Desert workers take home around $8,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Palm Desert, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).

Average Rent in Palm Desert

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Mar 20$1,617$1,920$2,225
Feb 201,6221,9152,208
Jan 201,6151,8502,225
Dec 191,6221,8072,225
Nov 191,6071,8522,225
Oct 191,5721,8172,225
Sep 191,5851,8142,225
Aug 191,5521,8302,225
Jul 191,5151,8272,225
Jun 191,5331,7872,225
May 191,5251,7652,285
Apr 191,5371,7572,058
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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