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Palmdale, California

Palmdale California
Administration
Full namePalmdale
Official namePalmdale
Settlement typeCity
MottoA Place To Call Home
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
Settled1886
IncorporatedAugust 24, 1962
Government
TypeCharter City
MayorJames C. Ledford Jr.
Mayor Pro TemMike Dispenza
Council MemberSteve Hofbauer
Council MemberLaura Bettencourt
Council MemberTom Lackey
Geography
Total Area106.216 sq mi (275.1 km2)
Land Area105.961 sq mi (274.4 km2)
Water Area0.255 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation2657 ft (809.9 m)
Demography
Total Population152750 (6th in Los Angeles County
32nd in California
158th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)483998
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code93536, 93543, 93550-93553, 93590-93592, 93597-93599
Area code661
FIPS code06-55156
GNIS feature ID1652769

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Palmdale is a city located in the center of northern Los Angeles County, California, United States.

Palmdale was the first community within the Antelope Valley to incorporate as a city on August 24, 1962; 47 years later, voters approved creating a charter city in November, 2009. Palmdale is separated from Los Angeles by the San Gabriel Mountain range. Palmdale's population was 152,750 at the 2010 census, up from 116,670 as of the 2000 census. Palmdale is the 32nd most populous city in California and ranks 158th nationally. According to the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance report of 2009 the Palmdale / Lancaster, CA Urbanized Area (a US Census Bureau defined term) has a population of 483,998.


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