Palmdale, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

If you're looking for more information on Palmdale City, California, you've come to the right place. This article contains information on the Population & Steets in Palmdale City. You can also use the links at the bottom of the page to learn more about Palmdale. Located in southern California, Palmdale is home to over 122,000 residents. According to the U.S. Census, the city's population was approximately 12,227 in 1980.

Founded in 1868, Palmdale was initially known as Palmenthal. It was established by westbound travelers, mostly Germans and Swiss, who had mistaken the Palm Trees for Joshua trees. By June 17, 1888, the city was incorporated and its post office was located near the Southern Pacific railroad tracks. The railroad was one of the main routes between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This led to the growth of the city.

Palmdale's ethnic makeup is diverse. While it contains a majority of White residents, it has a higher than average number of non-white residents. Among these, the highest percentage of residents are Hispanic or Latino (60.4%), followed by Asian (3.4%) and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.4%). Palmdale is also home to over 8,200 two-race residents.

The city is home to a variety of businesses. The Palmdale Regional Medical Center will open a number of medical offices in the near future. Quallion LLC, a manufacturer of lithium ion cells and battery packs, announced plans to build a plant in Palmdale if it won a government grant. In addition to these local economic drivers, Palmdale is home to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Palmdale Station.