General Law city
Incorporated: August 24, 1962
City Hall: 38300 N Sierra Hwy, Palmdale, California 93550
Population (2020 Census): 169,450 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 27.8%
Population Density (2020 Census): 1,597.6 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 49,686
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.4
Land Area: 106.06 square miles (274.70 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.24 square miles (0.63 square kilometers)
Total Area: 106.31 square miles (275.34 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 34.591038 -118.105403
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.
Also see sister city Lancaster in the Antelope Valley.