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Palm Coast, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Palm Coast is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Flagler County at latitude 29.5422 and longitude -81.2503. Flagler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Palm Coast 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 City of Palm Coast (see map below) encompass a land area of 94.86 sq. miles and a water area of 1.1 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 79,654
Population in Households 79,322
Population in Familes 66,163
Population in Group Qrtrs 332
Population Density1 886
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 31,277
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 22,681
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,692 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,585 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,610 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $134,504
Average Home Value $150,819


Median Household Income $47,779
Average Household Income $59,877
Per Capita Income $23,559
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.37% 1.51%
Households 1.14% 1.36%
Families 0.97% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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 Coast, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Coast 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 # 33 97th
Population Density1 # 603 35th
Diversity Index2 # 436 53rd
Median Household Income # 348 62nd
Per Capita Income # 452 51st

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