City of Palmdale

Seal of the City of Palmdale

General Law city
Incorporated: August 24, 1962
City Hall: 38300 N Sierra Hwy, Palmdale, California 93550
City Telephone: (661) 267-5100
Website: www.cityofpalmdale.org
Population (2010 Census): 152,750 (2000 Census: 116,670; 1990 Census: 68,917). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 1,441.6 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 6.6% (2000 Census: 5.6%; 1990 Census: 4.8%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 33.1% (2000 Census: 38.0%; 1990 Census: 35.2%)
Land Area: 105.96 square miles (274.44 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.26 square miles (0.66 square kilometers)

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Named for the local Joshua Trees that were sometimes called Yucca Palms (not a true palm). The name came from German Lutherans who settled the area in 1886 and called it Palmenthal. The name was changed to Palmdale in 1890.

City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.

Map showing location of the City of Palmdale

Also see sister city Lancaster in the Antelope Valley.