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Gulf Stream, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Gulf Stream had a population of 835 as of July 1, 2016. Gulf Stream ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gulf Stream is located at latitude 26.486 and longitude -80.0574 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gulf Stream (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Gulf Stream (GNIS ID: 2406627) 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 Gulf Stream is located within Boynton Beach-Delray Beach CCD of Palm Beach County.

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


Total Population 835
Population in Households 835
Population in Familes 602
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,128
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 380
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $971,429
Average Home Value $901,399


Median Household Income $94,244
Average Household Income $182,310
Per Capita Income $92,147
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 1.22%
Households 0.82% 1.13%
Families -2.59% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Gulf Stream, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gulf Stream 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 # 766 17th
Population Density1 # 554 40th
Diversity Index2 # 786 15th
Median Household Income # 33 97th
Per Capita Income # 5 100th

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