Palm Bay 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 107,888 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Palm Bay is the 19th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Palm Bay is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palm Bay is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palm Bay who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), sales jobs (13.71%), and food service (6.52%).
Also of interest is that Palm Bay has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Palm Bay 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Palm Bay are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.97% of adults in Palm Bay have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Palm Bay in 2010 was $20,458, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,832 for a family of four. However, Palm Bay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Palm Bay is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Palm Bay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palm Bay residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Palm Bay also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palm Bay include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Palm Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.