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Living In Palmdale, CA

Palmdale, California is a medium-sized city with a population of just over 157,000. Families with young children should fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community, while retirees figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 33, are younger than most cities in California. Home ownership is more common than renting in Palmdale, and 36% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $1,244/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in California.

Averaging about 46 minutes, the commute time for Palmdale residents is longer than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 34% of residents, while public transportation is not used widely. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Eight percent of Palmdale residents older than 25 have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Palmdale: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 12% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $69K, Palmdale workers take home around $16,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

Frequently Asked Questions About Palmdale

What is the average rent in Palmdale?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Palmdale is $1,790 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,850 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $2,037 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Palmdale?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Palmdale is $1,850

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