Palm Coast, FL

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Living in Palm Coast

Palm Coast is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 89,800 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Palm Coast is the 33rd largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Palm Coast, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Palm Coast, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Palm Coast’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Palm Coast does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $54,360.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Palm Coast is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palm Coast is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palm Coast who work in sales jobs (14.69%), office and administrative support (11.99%), and management occupations (7.99%).

Also of interest is that Palm Coast has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Palm Coast is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The citizens of Palm Coast are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.88% of adults in Palm Coast having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Palm Coast in 2018 was $26,916, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,664 for a family of four. However, Palm Coast contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Palm Coast is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Palm Coast home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palm Coast residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Palm Coast also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palm Coast include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Palm Coast is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.