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Demographic Information

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For more statistical and demographic data see Southern California Association of Governments - 

Palm Desert Facts Incorporated: 1973
Area: 26.96 square miles Elevation: 243 feet above sea level
Permanent Residents: 52,769 Seasonal Residents: 32,000
Mean Temperature: 73.1 Fahrenheit Average Sunshine: 350 days per year
Average Rainfall: 3.38 inches Average Winds: 4 mph

Housing and Economic Data Median Home Price: $264,000
Housing Units: 38,473                                     Housing Unit Building Permits: 537 units
Taxable Sales: $1.66 billion Employment within City boundary: 40,156 jobs
Unemployment Rate: 4% Median Household Income: $52,701