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Palm Desert
Riverside County, California


Page Contents for Palm Desert, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Palm Desert is approximately 23,252 (1990), 48445 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 18,248 (1990), 23117 (2010).
The amount of land area in Palm Desert is 49.357 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Palm Desert to Washington DC is 2323 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 442 miles. (as the crow flies)
Palm Desert is positioned 33.73 degrees north of the equator and 116.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Palm Desert elevation is 243 feet above sea level.


In the desert near Palm Springs, east of Los Angeles. Here is a map page for Palm Desert.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Palm Desert.
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The Living Desert
Wildlife & Botanical Park
47-900 Portola Ave
Take Hwy. 111 east to Palm Desert, right on Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA
Phone: 760 346-5694
Open 9 am to 5 pm daily
"Like a zoo, only Better!", over 1,200 acres of gardens, animals and hiking trails. Among its attractions are: exotic birds and animals, visitors center, bookstore/gift shop, botanical gardens, nature trails, picnic area, serene patios and Meercat Cafe.
Group rates. Free parking. Be sure to call to confirm hours of operation.

The McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
This theatre is located at the Bob Hope Cultural Center. There is seating for 1,125 persons. Tours are available.
73-000 Fred Waring Dr.
Palm Desert, California
Phone: 346-6505
Box Office: 340-ARTS

Palm Desert Visitor Information Center
Toll-free: (800) 873-2428

Attractions in the area.
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Palm Desert City Government

Palm Desert City Civic Center
7974 Fred Waring Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260-2524
Phone: 760-346-0611


Palm Desert is located in the Fourth Supervisorial District. Within the Fourth District are the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella and Blythe (as well as a portion of Desert Hot Springs). Major unincorporated areas in this district include Sky Valley, Thermal, Desert Center and the Palo Verde Valley. Contact:
Larson Justice Center
46-200 Oasis Street, Suite 318
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: 760-863-8211

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Palm Desert Chamber

Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
73-710 Fred Waring Dr. #114
Palm Desert, CA 92260-2510
(760)346-6111 (Voice)
(760)346-3263 (Fax)

Palm Desert Organizations

Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
73-710 Fred Waring Dr. #114
Palm Desert, CA 92260-2510
(760)346-6111 (Voice)
(760)346-3263 (Fax)

Palm Desert Libraries

Palm Desert Library
73-300 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, California 92260
phone: 760-346-6552
hours: Mon - Wed 10am to 8pm, Thur closed, Fri - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 1pm
librarian: Diane Drake (1999)
Being a multi-agency library and sharing a building with the College of the Desert library, our visitors utilize both a public and an academic library collection. Please visit us at

Palm Desert Schools

Palm Desert High School
43570 Phyllis Jackson Lane
Palm Desert, CA 92260-3172
Phone: 760-862-4300


California State University
43500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260-9305
Phone: 760-341-2883

College Of The Desert
43500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260-9305
Phone: 760-346-8041

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