Listed below are the latest Population & Steets statistics for Palo Verde City, California. According to the most recent Census, Palo Verde is home to 56 people. The city has a high percentage of renter-occupied housing (55.3%). The number of people living in poverty in the city is also high. In Palo Verde, a high percentage of the population live below the poverty line, which is one of the most important economic indicators.
This area is comprised of two distinct areas: the Arlington Valley and the Palo Verde Hills. The Palo Verde Hills are the highest point, while the south portion is low. The two areas are separated by a low point, Winters Wash. The Palo Verde Hills are located to the southwest of the planning area. Both areas are dominated by saguaro trees, and the two main drainage ways are the Palo Verde Wash and the Arlington Valley.
A large portion of the population of Palo Verde is employed by the nuclear power station. It started construction in 1976 and took 11 years to complete. During the peak construction period in 1980 and 1981, over eight thousand people were employed. The plant was dedicated in December 1987, and the reactor became fully operational in 1988. Despite the low population of Palo Verde, the area continues to grow.
The Department of Energy has entered into a contract with the city's residents in the decommissioning of the nuclear power plant. Although the contract was signed in 1998, DOE stated that the facility would not be in operation until 2010. In addition, judicial decisions required that the DOE accept spent nuclear fuel by January 31, 1998. However, the Department has not met this deadline. The city's population and steets statistics are difficult to interpret because the DOE is not able to provide exact information about the shipments to the permanent disposal facility.