Palmdale, California

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City of Palmdale
Aerospace Capital of America
Location of Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California
Location of Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates: Coordinates: 34°34′52″N 118°6′2″W / 34.58111°N 118.10056°W / 34.58111; -118.10056
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
 • MayorJames C. Ledford Jr.[1]
 • Mayor Pro TemSteve Knight[1]
 • City ManagerSteve Williams[1]
 • City104.59 sq mi (272.2 km2)
 • Land104.59 sq mi (271.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.13%
2,657 ft (810 m)
 • City147,897
 • Density1,111.6/sq mi (429.2/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
93536, 93543, 93550-93553, 93590-93592
Area code(s)661
FIPS code06-55156
GNIS feature ID1652769
WebsiteOfficial City of Palmdale Web Site

Palmdale is the largest city in the desert area of California. It has a population of 147,897 and is the 6th largest city in Los Angeles County. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, currently the 25th fastest. It has a population of 589,043 if you include the suburbs around it.

Even though Palmdale is in Los Angeles County, it is not connected to the larger Los Angeles population area. It is separated from it by a mountain range called the San Gabriel Mountains that are over 40 miles wide and almost 2 miles high overall.

Palmdale is the home of several airplanes used by NASA and the Air Force, giving it the nickname of "the aerospace capital of America."

Palmdale is the largest city in the United States without a hospital.

Palmdale Airport will have one airline called United Airlines that flies to San Francisco, California everyday starting in June 2007.

The city's demographics is primarily Mexican and white.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "City Council". Retrieved 2007-01-17.

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