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Overview

Introduction to Twentynine Palms, California

Twentynine Palms, California, in San Bernardino county, is 59 miles NE of Hemet, California and 77 miles E of Riverside, California. It's part of the surrounding Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

Twentynine Palms History

The area was originally a rest stop for travelers on the Utah Trail. In the late 19th century, gold miners settled in the area. They named it Twentynine Palms after the 29 palm trees that were found in the Oasis of Mara, at the Joshua Tree National Park. Most of these trees can be found to this day. In 1952, a Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center was founded in the city of Twentynine Palms.

Twentynine Palms and Nearby Attractions

  • Twentynine Palms Historical Society.
  • Twentynine Palms Entertainment Center.
  • Joshua Tree National Monument Library.
  • Saint Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church.
  • Knott Sky Park Campground.
  • Twentynine Palms Cemetery.

Things To Do In Twentynine Palms

The city of Twentynine Palms has some very popular tourist destinations, including the Historical Society, which houses a museum and an Entertainment Center. The cultural and historical background of Twentynine Palms is reflected in the city's libraries and cemeteries. The quaint churches too have an old-world feel and can be ideal places to spend some quiet and peaceful time. Other places worth visiting include the Four Corners, the Oasis Visitor Center and the North Entrance Station.

Twentynine Palms Transportation

The local airport of Twentynine Palms is Palm Springs International.

Twentynine Palms Higher Education

The University Of California-Riverside serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,848
Male Share of the Population55.7%
Female Share of the Population44.3%
Senior Citizens5.6%
Employed Population 16+12,050
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married48.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,370
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,182

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,605
% Above Poverty Level78.4%
% Below Poverty Level21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$943
Median House Value$118,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.7%
German21.4%
Irish12.7%
English5.1%
Italian4.6%
French Except Basque3.6%
Polish2.8%
Scottish2.7%
Norwegian2%
African0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Danishn0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Somali0.2%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
British0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Twentynine Palms Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92278, 92277
Phone Area Codes760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.23
Approximate Longitude-116.06

Twentynine Palms Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTWENTYNINE PALMS
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 64 F
Apr Temp49 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 106 F
Oct Temp52 to 86 F
Annual Precip4.5 inches
StationINDIO FIRE STATION
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 87 F
Jul Temp78 to 107 F
Oct Temp62 to 92 F
Annual Precip3.1 inches
StationHAYFIELD PUMPING PLANT
Distance38.6 miles
Jan Temp39 to 66 F
Apr Temp52 to 82 F
Jul Temp73 to 104 F
Oct Temp55 to 87 F
Annual Precip4.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Yucca Valley21,362$53,798

Twentynine Palms Hospitals

Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital
(Government - Federal)
Sturgis St

Twentynine Palms Public Schools

Condor Elementary
2551 Condor Rd.
ZIP: 92277
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Oasis Elementary
73175 El Paseo
ZIP: 92277
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Palm Vista Elementary
74350 Baseline
ZIP: 92277
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Preschool
5715 Utah Trail
ZIP: 92277
Twentynine Palms Elementary
74350 Playa Vista
ZIP: 92277
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Twentynine Palms High
72750 Wildcat Way
ZIP: 92277
High
Total Enrollment 752
Twentynine Palms Junior High
5798 Utah Trail
ZIP: 92277
Middle
Total Enrollment 442

Twentynine Palms Private Schools

Little School Of The Desert
6085 Ocotillo Ave
ZIP: 92277
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Uhs Schools Morongo Valley
5798 Utah Trl
ZIP: 92277
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
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