Palm Desert California

About Palm Desert

Palm Desert is a city located in Riverside County, California. Palm Desert is a popular retreat for “snowbirds” from colder climates.

The area was first known as the Old MacDonald Ranch, but the name changed to Palm Desert when date palms were planted. Local historians have said that the main residents of pre-1950 Palm Desert were Cahuilla Indian Farmers.

The top ten employers in the city are JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Resort, Universal Protection Services, Gunthy-Renker, Securitas, Desert Arc, Wal-Mart, Marriott Desert Springs Villas, Macy’s Toscana Country Club, and Bighorn Golf Club.
According to the 2010 United States Census, there were 48,445 people. The population density was 1,793.3 people per square mile.

The median income for a household located in the city was $48,000. The median income for a family was $58,183. The per capita income for the city was $33,463.

Points of interest in the city include Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, College of the Desert, McCallum Theatre, Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells.

The area is also run by many retail stores. The culture in the city consists of museums and shopping centers. The area is/was home to many notable famous residents as well. The area is home to many media outlets, notable famous residents, and monuments. For more information about restaurants, shopping centers, local retail stores, check your local directory.


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