Then, in the late 1880s, the ranches were broken up into smaller homesteads by farmers from Germany, France and the state of Nebraska.[13]. Due to State funding constraints, however, this expressway will probably not be completed. "Palmenthal", the first European settlement within the limits of Palmdale, was established as a village on April 20, 1886, by westward Lutheran travelers from the American Midwest, mostly of German and Swiss descent. [33] California poppies are grown near Palmdale. The median age was 29.7 years. Your issues. The city pioneered the use of municipal Community Service Officers for low level incidents to free up Deputies for higher priority matters, and employ high-tech tools, such as Automated License Plate Recognition Systems on patrol cars, to increase officer productivity. Together with its immediate northern neighbor, the city of Lancaster, the Palmdale/Lancaster urban area had an estimated population of 513,547 as of 2013. The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.50%. The Planning Commission was organized to help with the planning, zoning, and development of various city areas in different districts and to give the residents of those particular districts a greater voice in local land use decisions. Palmdale city, California. Avenue L is actually the longer border between the two cities, east of Challenger Way, but is not as heavily populated. In 1980, there was an estimated 12,177 inhabitants. Palmdale is developing a network of bike lanes and bike paths throughout its boundaries. Europeans, mainly of German and Swiss descent, first descended upon the area in 1886, naming the village “Palmenthal.” A trade route in the Antelope Valley had already existed for an estimated 11,000 years for Native Americans traveling from New Mexico and Arizona to California’s coast. [67], The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Antelope Valley Health Center in Lancaster, serving Palmdale. 11.75% of residents are not US citizens. Among those working part-time, it was 16.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.08%. The city provides a number of municipal services, including a Planning Department, Economic Development Department, Building and Safety Department, Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Department, and Library Department. It is operated by the, This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 03:34. A railroad station was built along the tracks there. The city successfully licensed and sold permits for a hybrid natural gas and steam turbine power facility and its operator is awaiting state approval of amendments to begin construction. [77] There is also a plan to continue the freeway from Palmdale along the southern foothills of the Antelope Valley to I-5 in Gorman. Palmdale, première communauté de la vallée d'Antelope à devenir une municipalité le 24 août 1962, est située dans le nord-est du comté de Los Angeles en Californie au-delà des montagnes de San Gabriel. Palmdale, California is growing somewhat quickly. [citation needed], Palmdale is also a location frequently used in staging of the Tour of California. Palmdale residents are more at risk for depression. For other uses, see, Location within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, Location within the contiguous United States, Show map of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Palmenthal (the first settlement of Palmdale), 1886 to 1913, First two decades of the Town of Palmdale, 1913–1933, Last three decades of the Town of Palmdale, 1933–1962, First housing market growth and recession, 1980–1990. By the 1890s (soon after the last of the indigenous antelopes, which the valley was named after, had died), farming families continued to migrate to Palmenthal and nearby Harold to grow grain and fruit. 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