Palm City, FL
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Palm City is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 24,266 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Palm City is the 115th largest community in Florida.

Palm City home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Palm City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Palm City is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palm City is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palm City who work in sales jobs (14.78%), management occupations (12.00%), and office and administrative support (11.01%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Palm City is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Palm City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Palm City 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.

Palm City is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.86% of adults in Palm City have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Palm City in 2010 was $48,756, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,024 for a family of four. However, Palm City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Palm City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palm City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Palm City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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