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 89,258 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Palm Coast is the 31st 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 $57,872.00.
Palm Coast is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.69%), office and administrative support (11.34%), and management occupations (8.24%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.59% 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 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 population of Palm Coast overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Palm Coast, 23.24% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Palm Coast in 2018 was $30,749, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,996 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 12.40% 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.