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Welcome to Palm Springs ...

The city of Palm Springs is located in Riverside County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Palm Springs: Palm Spgs. (or less commonly used: Palm Spngs. or Palm Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palm Springs has a population of 48,697 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Palm Springs, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 20, 1938.

Palm Springs is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Palm Springs lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Palm Springs: (760) and (442)<4>

The ZIP codes for Palm Springs: 92262-92264, 92292<5>

Websites for Palm Springs ...

Official Website:   www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us/

Junior League:   www.jlpsdc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palm Springs had an population of 48,697 people. This is an increase of 9.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palm Springs had a population of 44,552 people. This makes Palm Springs the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Palm Springs represents 0.12% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 184th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 44,552 people, the population of Palm Springs increased 4.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 42,807 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Palm Springs.

Communities Also Named Palm Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Palm Springs - they are located in Arizona and Florida (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Palm Springs.

Communities near Palm Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Palm Springs.

  • Indio [Riverside County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indio
    • Indio [Riverside County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Palm Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 91,919 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indio
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indio<7>
  • Palm Desert [Riverside County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Desert
    • Palm Desert [Riverside County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Palm Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,524 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm Desert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palm Desert<7>
  • La Quinta [Riverside County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Quinta
    • La Quinta [Riverside County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Palm Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,271 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Quinta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Quinta<7>
  • Desert Hot Springs [Riverside County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert Hot Springs
    • Desert Hot Springs [Riverside County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Palm Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,611 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert Hot Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Desert Hot Springs<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rancho Mirage [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rancho Mirage
      • Rancho Mirage [Riverside County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Palm Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,954 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rancho Mirage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rancho Mirage<7>
    • Indian Wells [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Wells
      • Indian Wells [Riverside County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Palm Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Wells<7>
    • Cathedral City [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathedral City
      • Cathedral City [Riverside County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Palm Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,678 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cathedral City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cathedral City<7>
    • Garnet [Riverside County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garnet
      • Garnet [Riverside County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Palm Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garnet
    • North Palm Springs [Riverside County]
    • Thousand Palms [Riverside County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palm Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Palm Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palm Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palm Springs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palm Springs. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Palm Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palm Springs ...

Looking for more information about Palm Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Palm Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Palm Springs.

Adding Palm Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Palm Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Palm Springs was

We also found Palm Springs on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Palm Springs on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Riverside County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Palm Springs: www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us/

The official website for Riverside County: www.co.riverside.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Riverside, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palm Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palm Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Palm Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palm Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Palm Springs includes: 92262, 92263 & 92264.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palm Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palm Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palm SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palm Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8233, Longitude: -116.5371    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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