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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population156,823
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens8.2%
Employed Population 16+57,140
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15%
Median Earnings25+$35,166
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,534
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,314

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,059
% Above Poverty Level79.4%
% Below Poverty Level20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time42 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone16%
Median Gross Rent$1,174
Median House Value$207,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)73.8%
German5.2%
Irish4.1%
English2.9%
Italian2.7%
French Except Basque1.1%
Polish1%
Norwegian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Russian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
African0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Swedish0.5%
US/American0.4%
Belizean0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Palmdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes93552, 93550, 93551, 93591
P.O. Box Zip Codes93590
Company Zip Codes93599
Phone Area Codes661
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.57
Approximate Longitude-118.02

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)

StationPALMDALE (LANCASTER)
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 59 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 98 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip7.3 inches
StationLANCASTER ATC
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 57 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 96 F
Oct Temp46 to 78 F
Annual Precip7.4 inches
StationPEARBLOSSOM
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp65 to 96 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip5.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lancaster159,651$52,535

Palmdale Public Libraries

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

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Palmdale Hospitals

Palmdale Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
38600 Medical Center Drive

Palmdale Public Schools

Antelope Valley Learning Academy
1601 Palmdale Blvd., Ste. C
ZIP: 93550
Other
Total Enrollment 1161
Antelope Valley Rop
1156 E. Ave. S
ZIP: 93550
High
Barrel Springs Elementary
3636 Ponderosa Way
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 792
Cactus Middle
3243 E. Ave. R-8
ZIP: 93550
Middle
Total Enrollment 870
Desert Rose Elementary
37730 27th St. E.
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 985
Desert Willow Intermediate
36555 Sunny Ln.
ZIP: 93550
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
Guidance Charter
37230 37th St. E.
ZIP: 93550
Other
Total Enrollment 645
Joshua Hills Elementary
3030 Fairfield
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 807
Manzanita Elementary
38620 33rd St.
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
Oak Tree Community Day
37230 37th St. E.
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 52
Palm Tree Elementary
326 E. Ave. R
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
Palmdale Aerospace Academy
38060 20th St. E.
ZIP: 93550
Other
Total Enrollment 903
Palmdale High
2137 E. Ave. R
ZIP: 93550
High
Total Enrollment 2835
Phoenix High Community Day
2270 E. Ave. Q
ZIP: 93550
High
Total Enrollment 96
R. Rex Parris High
38801 Clock Tower Plaza Dr.
ZIP: 93550
High
Total Enrollment 797
Tamarisk
1843 E. Ave. Q5
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
Tumbleweed Elementary
1100 E. Ave. R-4
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 1074
Yucca Elementary
38440 Second St. E.
ZIP: 93550
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Anaverde Hills
2902 Greenbrier St.
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Cottonwood Elementary
2740 W. Ave. P-8
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
David G. Millen Intermediate
39360 Summerwind Dr.
ZIP: 93551
Middle
Total Enrollment 679
Dos Caminos
39174 Palm Tree Way
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Esperanza Elementary
40521 35th St. W.
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 1040
Gregg Anderson Academy
5151 W. Ave. N-8
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 913
Highland High
39055 25th St. W.
ZIP: 93551
High
Total Enrollment 2998
Hillview Middle
40525 Peonza Ln.
ZIP: 93551
Middle
Total Enrollment 999
Juniper Intermediate
39066 Palm Tree Way
ZIP: 93551
Middle
Total Enrollment 227
Ocotillo Elementary
38737 Ocotillo Sch Dr.
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 1009
Palmdale Learning Plaza
38043 Division St.
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 807
Rancho Vista Elementary
40641 Peonza Ln.
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Summerwind Elementary
39360 Summerwind Dr.
ZIP: 93551
Primary
Total Enrollment 857
Buena Vista Elementary
37005 Hillcrest Dr.
ZIP: 93552
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
Chaparral Elementary
37500 50th St. E.
ZIP: 93552
Primary
Total Enrollment 900
Cimarron Elementary
36940 45th St. E.
ZIP: 93552
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
Golden Poppy Elementary
37802 Rockie Ln.
ZIP: 93552
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Los Amigos
6640 E. Ave. R-8
ZIP: 93552
Primary
Total Enrollment 988
Mesquite Elementary
37622 43rd St. E.
ZIP: 93552
Primary
Total Enrollment 884
Quail Valley Elementary
37236 58th St. E.
ZIP: 93552
Primary
Total Enrollment 768
Shadow Hills Intermediate
37315 60th St. E.
ZIP: 93552
Middle
Total Enrollment 914
William J. (pete) Knight High
37423 70th St. E.
ZIP: 93552
High
Total Enrollment 3064
Yellen Learning Center
37015 Goldenview Way
ZIP: 93552
Primary
Total Enrollment 80
Daisy Gibson Elementary
9650 E. Palmdale Blvd.
ZIP: 93591
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Lake Los Angeles Elementary
16310 E. Ave. Q
ZIP: 93591
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Vista San Gabriel Elementary
18020 E. Ave. O
ZIP: 93591
Primary
Total Enrollment 740

Palmdale Private Schools

A Caring Touch Christian Family Center
3035 East Ave S
ZIP: 93550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Patterns In Excellence High School
37841 Lasker Ave
ZIP: 93550
Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Shepherd Christian School
1730 High Vista Ave
ZIP: 93550
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
St Mary's Catholic School
1600 E Avenue R4
ZIP: 93550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 268
Crosswind Comm Church-adventureland Preschool
41337 10th St W
ZIP: 93551
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Palmdale United Methodist Preschool-kindergarten
39055 10th St W
ZIP: 93551
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Westside Christian School
40027 11th St W
ZIP: 93551
Elementary
Total Enrollment 205
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