Palm Coast, FL
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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 82,893 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Palm Coast is the 33rd largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Palm Coast was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Palm Coast economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Palm Coast, where the median household income is $47,634.00.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palm Coast who work in office and administrative support (16.00%), sales jobs (15.29%), and management occupations (7.71%).

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 citizens of Palm Coast are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.53% of adults in Palm Coast having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Palm Coast in 2010 was $22,335, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,340 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 11.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palm Coast include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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