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Overview

Introduction to Palmdale, California

Incorporated in 1962, Palmdale is in northeast Los Angeles County, in Southern California. Palmdale is a little over an hour north of the City of Los Angeles, over the San Gabriel Mountains. It is near the Angeles National Forest. Palmdale is part of the Palmdale-Lancaster urbanized area.

Similar to most of Southern California, Palmdale experiences dry sunny weather. Average daily temperatures during the summer are in the 90s, and winters are in the 50s and 60s.

Palmdale Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Palmdale residents can take advantage of all of the cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Los Angeles and the greater LA metropolitan area. Some attractions of note in and around Palmdale include:

  • The Big Rock Creek Camp.
  • The Devil's Punchbowl a natural hiking preserve.
  • The Mulligan Funcenter.
  • The Hammack Activity Center and Roller Hockey Rink.
  • The Joshua Ranch Trail a natural preservation area.
  • The Littlerock Dam and Recreation Area.
  • The Los Angeles County Raceway.
  • The Mountain High ski resort in nearby Wrightwood.
  • The Palmdale Amphitheater.
  • The Palmdale Civic Center.
  • The Palmdale Fall Festival.
  • The Palmdale Heritage Airpark and Blackbird Airpark.
  • The Palmdale Playhouse and Art Gallery.
  • The Rancho Vista Golf Course Palmdale's only PGA class golf course.
  • The Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

For sports minded individuals, this part of Southern California offers extensive offerings of professional sports, including:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
  • Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Lancaster JetHawks and Inland Empire 66ers. The JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
  • The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Los Angeles Kings.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses.
  • The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

People

Total Population 156,672
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 55,867
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,890
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,398
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,174

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,833
% Above Poverty Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 41 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,180
Median House Value $188,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74%
US/American 0.4%
English 3.3%
Irish 4.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palmdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 37 miles N of Los Angeles, California
County Los Angeles
Standard Zip Codes 93550, 93551, 93552, 93591
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93590
Company Zip Codes 93599
Phone Area Codes 661
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.579
Longitude -118.115

Palmdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PALMDALE (LANCASTER)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 59 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 98 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 7.3 inches
Station LANCASTER ATC
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 57 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 96 F
Oct Temp 46 to 78 F
Annual Precip 7.4 inches
Station PEARBLOSSOM
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 65 to 96 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 5.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Palmdale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

City Ranch (93551)

Lake La (93550, 93591)

Leona Valley (93551)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lancaster 159,774 $52,602

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palmdale Public Libraries

Library
Palmdale City Library
700 E. PALMDALE BLVD.
Palmdale, California
(661) 267-5600
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Palmdale High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HIGHLAND HIGH
39055 25TH ST. WEST
661-538-0304
Serves 3,630 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.9

PALMDALE HIGH
2137 E. AVENUE R
661-273-3181
A Title I School.
Serves 3,489 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.7

WILLIAM J. PETE KNIGHT HIGH
37423 70TH STREET EAST
661-533-9000
Serves 839 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.6

PHOENIX HIGH COMMUNITY DAY
421 WEST AVENUE M
661-729-7789
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

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