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 122,942 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Palm Bay is the 16th largest community in Florida.
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.
One of the nice things about Palm Bay is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Palm Bay citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.28% of adults in Palm Bay have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Palm Bay in 2018 was $27,695, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,780 for a family of four. However, Palm Bay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Palm Bay is an extremely 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 17.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palm Bay include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Jamaican.
The most common language spoken in Palm Bay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.