Palm Desert

City of Palm Desert
City
Modern art display on El Paseo's median. Modern art display on El Paseo's median.
Nickname(s): P.D.
Motto: "Feel The Warmth"
Location of Palm Desert, California Location of Palm Desert, California
Coordinates: 33°43?32?N 116°22?10?W / 33.72556°N 116.36944°W / 33.72556; -116.36944Coordinates: 33°43?32?N 116°22?10?W / 33.72556°N 116.36944°W / 33.72556; -116.36944
Country United States
State California
County Riverside
Government
 o Mayor Robert A. Spiegel
Area
 o Total 27.014 sq mi (69.966 km2)
 o Land 26.810 sq mi (69.437 km2)
 o Water 0.204 sq mi (0.529 km2)  0.76%
Elevation 220 ft (67 m)
Population (2010)
 o Total 48,445
 o Density 1,800/sq mi (690/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 o Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92210, 92211, 92255, 92260, 92261
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-55184
GNIS feature ID 1652767
Website http://www.cityofpalmdesert.org/

History

The area was initially known as this Old MacDonald Ranch, but the label changed to Palm Village inside 1920s when time palms were planted. Local historians said the primary residents of pre-1950 Palm Desert were Cahuilla Indian farmers with the now extinct San Cayetano tribe, but a few members with the Montoya family involving Cahuilla/Spanish descent were prominent leaders with civic life.

The first household development occurred in 1943 in association with an Army maintenance camp in the region. That site was later developed into "El Paseo", a good upscale shopping section not unlike Rodeo Travel. In 1948, the Palm Desert Corporation begun to develop real estate, and in 1951 the location was given their present name.

Many celebrities keep households in Palm Deset, including Rita Rudner plus more recently, the current house of professional golfer Michelle Wie and one of many homes of Bill Gates. Film manufacturers Jerry Weintraub and Robert Velo contact Palm Desert their second home. With only one, 500 permanent people, the community has been incorporated on Late 26, 1973. Right at that moment, Palm Desert has been a master planned community located within the desert that employed to stretch from Hand Springs to Indio.

Overview

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County in the Coachella. The population has been 48, 445 at the 2010 census, upwards from 41, 155 at the 2000 census.

An important center of growth inside Palm Springs spot, Palm Desert is a popular retreat with regard to "snowbirds" from wintry climates (the Far eastern and Northern United states, and Canada), who swell their population by around 31, 000 each winter. In the past period Palm Desert offers seen more people become "full-timers", mainly in the coasts and downtown centers of California, who have arrive for both inexpensive and high-valued house prices.

Geography

Using the United States Census Agency, the city features a total area involving 27. 0 block miles (70 km2), that, 26. 8 square mls (69 km2) than it is land and 0. 2 block miles (0. 52 km2) than it (0. 76%) will be water.

The height (City hall) will be 224 feet (68 m) preceding sea level. Elevations vary in the lower northern half once covered with sand dunes on the upper slope southern cove (300-900 foot or 91-274 metres) right to the ridgeline at 1, 000 foot (over 300 meters). Palm Desert is situated in the Coachella Vly, the north-western extension with the Sonoran Desert.

Sun's rays City Palm Wasteland, California lies on the northern side involving Interstate 10 coming from Palm Desert alone, but is unincorporated and not area of the City of Hand Desert (the unique name was Sun's rays City Palm Comes from 1991 to be able to 1996).

The climate with the Coachella Valley is influenced because of the surrounding geography. High mountain amounts on three sides and also a south-sloping valley floor all contribute to its unique and year-round warm weather, with the warmest winters inside western United Claims. Palm Desert has a arid climate: Its average annual warm is 89 °F (32 °C) and average annual lower is 62 °F (17 °C) yet summer highs preceding 108 °F (42 °C) are routine and sometimes exceed 120 °F (49 °C), even though summer night lows often stay preceding 82 °F (28 °C). Winters tend to be warm with day highs between 73-84 °F (23-29 °C). Underneath 5 inches (130 mm) involving annual precipitation tend to be average, with over 348 times of sunshine a year. The mean yearly temperature at 70. 8 °F (24. 3 °C) can make Palm Desert one of many warmest places in the states. The hottest temperature ever recorded with Palm Desert has been 125 °F (52 °C) upon July 6, 1905. The encircling mountains create a Thermal Belt inside southern foothills involving Palm Desert producing a unique micro-climate using significantly warmer night-time temperatures during the winter months. The University involving California maintains weather stations positioned in this Thermal Belt included in their ecological project inside Boyd Deep Canyon Arrange.
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The climate with the Coachella Valley is influenced because of the surrounding geography. High mountain amounts on three sides and also a south-sloping valley floor all contribute to its unique and year-round warm weather, with the warmest winters inside western United Claims. Palm Desert has a arid climate: Its average annual warm is 89 °F (32 °C) and average annual lower is 62 °F (17 °C) yet summer highs preceding 108 °F (42 °C) are routine and sometimes exceed 120 °F (49 °C), even though summer night lows often stay preceding 82 °F (28 °C). Winters tend to be warm with day highs between 73-84 °F (23-29 °C). Underneath 5 inches (130 mm) involving annual precipitation tend to be average, with over 348 times of sunshine a year. The mean yearly temperature at 70. 8 °F (24. 3 °C) can make Palm Desert one of many warmest places in the states. The hottest temperature ever recorded with Palm Desert has been 125 °F (52 °C) upon July 6, 1905. The encircling mountains create a Thermal Belt inside southern foothills involving Palm Desert producing a unique micro-climate using significantly warmer night-time temperatures during the winter months. The University involving California maintains weather stations positioned in this Thermal Belt included in their ecological project inside Boyd Deep Canyon Arrange.

 

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