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Palmetto Bay, FL
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Living in Palmetto Bay


Palmetto Bay is a medium-sized coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 23,820 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Palmetto Bay is the 132nd largest community in Florida.

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

Palmetto Bay is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palmetto Bay is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmetto Bay who work in management occupations (16.40%), sales jobs (12.42%), and office and administrative support (9.35%).

Also of interest is that Palmetto Bay 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: 12.04% 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.

Because of many things, Palmetto Bay is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Palmetto Bay a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Palmetto Bay has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Palmetto Bay’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Palmetto Bay 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.

In Palmetto Bay, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.99 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Palmetto Bay, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Palmetto Bay is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.44% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Palmetto Bay in 2018 was $53,746, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $214,984 for a family of four.

Palmetto Bay is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Palmetto Bay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Palmetto Bay, accounting for 45.29% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Palmetto Bay residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Palmetto Bay include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Palmetto Bay has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.91%).

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