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Palm Desert has the 574th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Palm Desert is part of the Riverside metro area. Unemployment in the Riverside area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Riverside has the 24th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Palm Desert is below average at $45,210, and the median cost of a home in Palm Desert is $299,500, which is above the national average. 34% of workers in Palm Desert hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Palm Desert. 77% of Palm Desert workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 13% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Palm Desert spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.