Palm Shores, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palm Shores, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Palm Shores had a population of 950 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Palm Shores is located at latitude 28.1922 and longitude -80.6596 in Brevard County. 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. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Palm Shores (GNIS ID: 2407069) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Palm Shores is located within Melbourne CCD of Brevard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm Shores population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Palm Shores, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 950
Population in Households 950
Population in Familes 716
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,662
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 417
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 242
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $159,884
Average Home Value $158,030


Median Household Income $51,734
Average Household Income $65,942
Per Capita Income $29,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 1.05%
Households 0.79% 0.99%
Families -0.2% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 749 19th
Population Density1 # 444 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 549 40th
Median Household Income # 321 65th
Per Capita Income # 313 66th

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