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Palmdale, California

Palmdale is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 116,670.

Geography Palmdale is located at 34°34'52" North, 118°6'2" West (34.581005, -118.100603)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 272.2 km² (105.1 mi²). 271.8 km² (105.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.13% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 116,670 people, 34,285 households, and 28,113 families residing in the city. The population density is 429.2/km² (1,111.6/mi²). There are 37,096 housing units at an average density of 136.5/km² (353.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 54.77% White, 14.50% African American, 1.03% Native American, 3.83% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 20.45% from other races, and 5.23% from two or more races. 37.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 34,285 households out of which 54.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% are married couples living together, 16.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% are non-families. 13.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.40 and the average family size is 3.72.

In the city the population is spread out with 38.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $46,941, and the median income for a family is $49,293. Males have a median income of $42,190 versus $29,401 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,384. 15.8% of the population and 12.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.1% are under the age of 18 and 8.7% are 65 or older.



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