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Twentynine Palms

City of Twentynine Palms

  •   State: 
    San Bernardino County
    Twentynine Palms
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    34°08′08″N 116°03′15″W
      Area total: 
    58.76 sq mi (152.18 km²)
      Area land: 
    58.76 sq mi (152.18 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1,988 ft (606 m)
    Incorporated November 23, 1987
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
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    Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    443.74 residents per square mile of area (171.33/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Twentynine Palms was named for the palm trees found there in 1852 by Col. Henry Washington while surveying the San Bernardino base line. A post office was established in 1927. Joshua Tree National Park, which lies just to the south of Twenty Palms, was designated a national monument in 1936, and became a national park in 1994. The nearby Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center was founded in 1952. Its population as of July 1, 2013, was estimated at 25,768.Nearby is a small Indian reservation belonging to the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. The median household income in the city was $42,572, and about 14.4% of the population were living below the poverty line. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.10, according to the 2010 census. The city has a population of 25,048, with a population density of 423.5 inhabitants per square mile (163.5/km²) The racial makeup of the city is 71.6%, White (60.8% non-Hispanic), 8.2% African American, 1.3% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 6.7% Pacific Islander, and 6.9%. The median age was 23.5 years, and for every 100 females there were 129.0 males. For every 100 Females age 18 and over, there were 139.9 males.


Twentynine Palms is the primary city name, but also 29 Palms, Twentynin Plm are acceptable city names or spellings, on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of Twentynine Palms. Twentynine Palms is a small town in Utah. It was named after a palm tree that was found in the area in 1852. The town is home to the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Indians, which was founded in 1872. The Twenty-nine Palms band was established in 1883. It became a national park in 1994, and the name was changed to Twentynines Palms in 2000. The name is still used for the town. The park is located on the U.S. Geological Survey site of the same name, near the town of Twenties Palms, on the Utah-Nevada border. It is also known as the St. George Palms National Park, after the nearby town of St George, Utah, where it was originally located. The St.George Palms area was once part of the San Francisco Bay Area, but was later moved to the St George area. It has been the site of several other national parks, including the San Diego-San Francisco Bay area, which is located just south of the city of San Diego. The city's name comes from the town's name, which means "St George" in Spanish, and "Palms" or "Palm" in English, and means "palms" in both English and Spanish. The community's name is derived from the word "palm" which means palm tree, or " palm" in the local language of the day, and is used to refer to the tree.


At the 2010 census, there were 25,048 people in 8,095 households, including 5,847 families, in the city. There were 9,431 housing units at an average density of 159.5 per square mile, of the occupied units 2,742 (33.9%) were owner-occupied and 5,353 (66.1%) were rented. The racial makeup of the city was 71.6%, White (60.8% non-Hispanic), 8.2% African American, 1.3% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 6.4% from two or more races, and 6.9%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.8%. The average household size was 2.6 and the average family size was 3.1. The median household income was $42,572. About 14.4%. of the population were living below the poverty line. The city's population as of July 1, 2013, was estimated at 25,768, with a population growth rate of 0.7%. The city has a population of 14,764, with an average age of 31.5 years. It has a median income of $31,251, and the median family income is $25,141. It is the only city in the state to have a mayor-council ratio of more than 50%. It has one of the highest crime rates in the U.S., with a crime rate of 10.7 per cent.


The city is located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. It lies on the northern side of the Joshua Tree National Park and includes one of the entrances to the park. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms is located there. The city has a slightly cooler climate, especially during winter, than Palm Springs, but with essentially the same subtropical desert characteristics. Summers are hot, with high temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) The wettest month is August, with 0.65 in (17 mm) inches of rain, mostly from monsoon thunderstorms. It has a total area of 59.1 square miles (153 km²), all land. It is located at an elevation of 1,988 feet (606 m) and includes the Oasis of Mara, which is at the northern end of the park's Oasis Trail. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 1,715,000 (1,816,000 people) in 2010. It was the site of the World War II-era Battle of the Bulge, which killed more than 1,000 Americans in World War I and II, and is now home to the National Museum of American History and Culture, which has a collection of more than 100,000 historical artifacts. It also includes the remains of the Battle of Gettysburg, which dates back to the American Civil War, which was fought between 18th and 19th century.


The city uses a council-manager form of government. An elected city council establishes policy and appoints a city manager who executes these policies. Twentynine Palms is in the California State Legislature, represented by Democrat Monique Limón. In the U.S. House of Representatives, the city is in California's 23rd congressional district. The city is located in the Central Coast region of California, near the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Joaquin Valley. It has a population of about 2,000 people, according to the city's 2010 census. It is located on California's Central Coast and is near the border with Bakersfield, Kern County, and San Diego. It was founded in 1883 and was named after the town of Twenty Palms, California, which was once the site of the town's first post office. The town's name is derived from the word "twenty," which means "two" or "three" in Spanish. It also means "three or four" in English, which is the name of one of the towns in the area. The word "Palms" means "town" in the Spanish language, and "palms" is the word for "city" or "village" in American English. In English, the word Palms means "village", which is also the name for the town. The name of the village in Spanish is "Palm Springs" and means "palm" in Italian.


The 29 Palms Historical Society, housed in the original schoolhouse of the city, maintains a museum devoted to local history. The city has a series of 26 outdoor murals painted on local buildings featuring various aspects of desert life and history. In February 2015, the city set in place rules governing vacation rentals, and has granted approximately one hundred permits, compared to over one thousand in the nearby community of Joshua Tree. The current economy depends largely on the nearby Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, as well as tourism associated with Joshua Tree National Park. The Oasis of Mara, the original source of water and the historic source of all economic activity in the area, is divided into two parts. To the east, a long strip of palm trees terminates at the JoshuaTree National Park Visitor's Center, which is visited by approximately 140,000 people every year, and is maintained by the U.S. National Park Service. to the west, the remainder of the oasis is owned by the29 Palms Inn, a historic hotel, and ends in a large shaded pond. The Historical Society also hosts an annual "Weed Show" each November devoted to art work composed of weeds. The Twentynine Palms Artists' Guild maintains exhibits devoted tolocal artists, and hosts an exhibition of local artists each year. The town is located in the Mojave Desert and is known for its sand dunes, which are the source of much of the area's natural beauty.


Copper Mountain College is a community college serving the Morongo Basin. Mayfield College offers a training program to prepare active duty service members for careers in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. The Morongo Unified School District provides an education for public school students. The college is located in the town of Lompoc, in the northern part of the state. It is one of the largest community colleges in the U.S. and has a student population of more than 10,000. It was founded in 1883 and is the oldest community college in the United States. It has an enrollment of about 3,000 students. It opened its doors to the public in 1884. It closed in 1998. It now has a population of about 2,500 students and a student body of about 4,500. It also serves as a training center for active duty members of the Army and Air Force. It offers a HVAC-related training program for active service members. The school also offers an education program for students in the public school system. The community college has a campus in Lompo, California, and a satellite campus in Santa Cruz, California. It serves the town's northern part and the northern portion of the county. It began its existence in 1878. It first opened as Copper Mountain College and is now called Copper Mountain Community College. The town is home to the Mayfield Community College and Mayfield University.


State Route 62 runs eastwest through the town. Bus service is provided by the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA). Closest passenger airport is Palm Springs Airport (IATA: PSP). The town is located on the California-Nevada border. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located near the town of Palm Springs. The city has a history of violence, particularly against women and children. It also has a reputation for being a hotbed of illegal drug activity. It has been the site of a number of high-profile crimes, including the murder of three women in the town in the 1970s and 1980s, and the rape of a woman in the 1990s. The community has a long history of poverty, particularly in the early years of the town's existence. It was founded in the 1800s by the Spanish-speaking Morongo tribe. It became a U.S. state in the 1930s. It had a population in the 1950s and 1960s of about 1,500 people. In the 1980s and 1990s, the town saw a sharp increase in violence, especially against women, and in the late 1990s and early 2000s it had a high rate of crime. The current population is around 2,500. It sits on the edge of the desert and is located in the desert region of the state of California. It lies on the border with Nevada. The nearest airport is in Palm Springs, California.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California = 1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 48. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Twentynine Palms = 5.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 5,303 individuals with a median age of 29.1 age the population grows by 8.87% in Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 443.74 residents per square mile of area (171.33/km²). There are average 2.68 people per household in the 5,977 households with an average household income of $41,091 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 14.00% of the available work force and has dropped -6.49% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 13.02%. The number of physicians in Twentynine Palms per 100,000 population = 133.8.


The annual rainfall in Twentynine Palms = 4.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 20. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 285. 106 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 35.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 26, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California which are owned by the occupant = 35.05%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 27 years with median home cost = $80,290 and home appreciation of -27.76%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.16 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,546 per student. There are 22.5 students for each teacher in the school. 86010.48% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.10% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.60% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Twentynine Palms's population in San Bernardino County, California of 2,742 residents in 1900 has increased 1,93-fold to 5,303 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.32% female residents and 50.68% male residents live in Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California.

    As of 2020 in Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California are married and the remaining 39.18% are single population.

  • 22.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Twentynine Palms require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    72.08% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 19.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.88% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.18% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California, 35.05% are owner-occupied homes, another 46.02% are rented apartments, and the remaining 18.92% are vacant.

  • The 41.02% of the population in Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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