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Fourteen miles east of Palm Springs, California, you can find the city of Palm Desert. Palm Desert is located in Riverside County. In the 1920s people began calling the area Palm Village when the residents began to grow date palms. Prior to the boom in the 1950s, the majority of residents in the area were Cahuilla Indians. When a local Army camp was looking to expand they built the first residential development in 1943. Then in 1948 the Palm Desert Corporation began to develop real estate around the area. Later, in 1951, the area was given the name Palm Desert. Today, the city takes up twenty-seven square miles and has a population of around 50,000 year-round residents. In the winter months an additional 31,000 people come to escape the cold. Palm Desert has been a major hub of growth in the Coachella Valley. In the 1980s the population of the city doubled and since 1990 has doubled again.