Palm River-Clair Mel CDP, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palm River-Clair Mel CDP, Florida - Basic Facts

The Palm River-Clair Mel Census Designated Place had a population of 23,848 as of July 1, 2017. Palm River-Clair Mel CDP ranks in the upper 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 Palm River-Clair Mel CDP is located at latitude 27.9245 and longitude -82.3794 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the Palm River-Clair Mel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles.

The Palm River-Clair Mel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403391) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Palm River-Clair Mel Census Designated Place is located within Palm River-Gibsonton CCD of Hillsborough County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm River-Clair Mel CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Palm River-Clair Mel CDP, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,848
Daytime Population: Workers 13,721
Daytime Population: Residents 14,227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,948
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 23,812
Population in Familes 19,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 2,073
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $37,862
Average Household Income $52,284
Per Capita Income $17,486


Total Housing Units 8,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,535 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,417 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 675 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $125,884
Average Home Value $142,122


Total Households 7,952
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 5,854
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.75% 1.83%
Households 1.68% 1.77%
Families 1.61% 1.71%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Palm River-Clair Mel CDP, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm River-Clair Mel CDP to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 167 82nd
Population Density # 380 59th
Diversity Index # 24 97th
Median Household Income # 709 23rd
Per Capita Income # 788 14th

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