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Palm Shores, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Palm Shores is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brevard County at latitude 28.1922 and longitude -80.6596. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Palm Shores, but most people and references simply refer to it as Palm Shores, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Palm Shores indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Palm Shores (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Town of Palm Shores, FL Boundary Map


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Palm Shores, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 900
Population in Households 900
Population in Familes 678
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,580
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $180,556
Average Home Value $245,962


Median Household Income $47,828
Average Household Income $63,020
Per Capita Income $28,279
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.18%
Households 0.12% 0.25%
Families -1.37% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.97%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Palm Shores, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Shores to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 754 18th
Population Density1 # 447 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 596 35th
Median Household Income # 347 62nd
Per Capita Income # 295 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.