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. Palm Coast has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Palm Coast, where the median household income is $53,820.00.
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 (14.59%), office and administrative support (13.50%), and healthcare (8.38%).
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.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Palm Coast has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Palm Coast a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Palm Coast citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.35% of adults in Palm Coast have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Palm Coast in 2018 was $25,557, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,228 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 11.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palm Coast include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Palm Coast is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.