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Palm Coast, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Palm Coast had a population of 82,665 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Palm Coast is located at latitude 29.5422 and longitude -81.2503 in Flagler County. 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. Flagler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Palm Coast (GNIS ID: 2404465) 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 City of Palm Coast is located within Bunnell CCD of Flagler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm Coast 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 Coast, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 82,665
Population in Households 82,335
Population in Familes 68,732
Population in Group Qrtrs 330
Population Density1 872
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 32,172
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 23,339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,101 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,071 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,964 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $190,281
Average Home Value $233,396


Median Household Income $48,508
Average Household Income $62,284
Per Capita Income $24,417
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.57% 2.01%
Households 1.27% 1.82%
Families 1.15% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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 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 # 34 96th
Population Density1 # 612 34th
Diversity Index2 # 429 54th
Median Household Income # 406 56th
Per Capita Income # 478 48th

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