Palmetto Bay, FL
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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 24,710 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Palmetto Bay is the 113th 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 90.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palmetto Bay is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palmetto Bay who work in sales jobs (15.67%), management occupations (14.26%), and office and administrative support (11.42%).

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.

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.

One of the nice things about Palmetto Bay is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Palmetto Bay, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.15 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 53.75% 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 2010 was $45,772, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,088 for a family of four. However, Palmetto Bay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 43.78% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Palmetto Bay include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Jamaican.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Palmetto Bay's cultural character, accounting for 32.56% of the village’s population.

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