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93536, 93543, 93550, 93551, 93552, 93553, 93590, 93591

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Palmdale is approximately 143,277 (2005), 152750 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 34,285 (2000), 42952 (2010).

The amount of land area in Palmdale is 201.039 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Palmdale is 102 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.353 sq kilometers.
The distance from Palmdale to Washington DC is 2414 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 333 miles. (as the crow flies)
Palmdale is positioned 34.60 degrees north of the equator and 118.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Palmdale elevation is 2,600 feet above sea level.
Palmdale per capita income is $16,384 (2000).
Palmdale median income is $46,941 (2000).

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Palmdale location: On Hwy 14 near Lancaster and Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert of Antelope Valley, about 60 miles north and a little east of Los Angeles. This page lists many map sources for Palmdale.

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The geography for Palmdale is typical of the high desert area. Here is a geography page for the Antelope Valley area.

Climate & Weather

The climate for Palmdale is that of the high desert. Summers are hot and dry and winters are cold and windy. Sunshine abounds with over 300 days each year. The rainy season here is during the winter. Temperatures may be quite cold and those temperatures coupled with the strong wind can create wind chill factors that go to below zero. Very little rain falls during the summer with temperatures often over 100. Fortunately, the night time air cools down considerably bringing relief to the residents.
Palmdale average annual rainfall is 7.36 inches per year
Palmdale average annual snowfall is 4 4 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 34 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 98 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 80 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Palmdale history:

Back in the late 1800's land in the Antelope Valley sold for only fifty cents an acre. It was at this time that some Swiss and German families came from the Midwest. They chose the name of "Palmental" for their new home.

Here is a Palmdale history page with many links to choose from all about local history including photographs, genealogy, obituaries, and more.

Historical information on the Joshua Tree

Because of the numerous aircraft related industries in the area, Palmdale is sometimes referred to as the "aerospace capital of the world."
The founding of Palmdale: 1899 (as Palmdale)
The incorporation date of Palmdale: 24 August 1962

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Palmdale attractions:

Blackbird Airpark
3620 E. Ave. P
Palmdale, CA 93550
Phone: 661/ 272-9271

The Palmdale Plant 42 Heritage Airpark
2001 E. Avenue P
Phone: 661/267-5115
open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. Tour appointments may be made by calling 661/267-5115
Opened in 2004, this Airpark has many aircraft including a scale model of the B2 Spirit and a full size U-2 Vertical Stabilzer. The grounds are landscaped and include a picnic area. The park is expanding on an on-going basis. Edwards Air Force Base
Phone: 661/ 277-3517
90 mi. north of LA

Littlerock Dam and Recreation Area
32700 Cheseboro Rd.
Palmdale, CA 93352
Phone: 661/ 533-1923

Learn more about Palmdale at this informative site.

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Economy & Industry

Palmdale economy: largely based in the aerospace industry. Affordable and plentiful land allows large companies to spread out and research here. Palmdale has been the site of research, development, final assembly, flight testing and/or servicing/modifications of the Space Shuttle, X-15, B-2 Spirit & F-117 Nighthawk, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, SR-71 Blackbird, Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, and many other aircraft that have been used in the United States Air Force, NASA and air forces and airlines around the world. More manufacturing has moved into the area in recent years. Palmdale Airport, now part of the Los Angeles World airports, is also attracting new related businesses to the area.
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