City Statistics

City of Palmdale Ariel View

Annual Population

In 1986, the population of the City of Palmdale was 23,350. Today, Palmdale is a thriving community with over 167,398 residents. 

Palmdale is an upper-middle class community with an average household income of $73,482 in 2017. Palmdale residents enjoy a comfortable hometown feel with a strong family orientation, excellent education system and abundant recreational opportunities in a safe environment.

Additional Information

City StatisticsData
Date IncorporatedAugust 24, 1962
Area in Square Miles106.6
Housing Units45,814
Number of Business Licenses8,102
Registered Voters87,282
Annual Sales & Use Tax Revenue$20,402,000
Average Rainfall8 inches
Average Temperature (July)98 degrees
Average Temperature (January)56 degrees
Elevation at City Hall2,600 feet
Longitude at City Hall118 degrees 6 minutes West
Latitude at City Hall35 degrees 35 minutes North
Wind DirectionPredominantly from the southwest
Wind SpeedsAverage 7 to 10 miles per hour (mph)

Last Updated: August 2022