Palm City, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palm City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Palm City Census Designated Place had a population of 25,144 as of July 1, 2017. Palm City 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 Palm City is located at latitude 27.1778 and longitude -80.2855 in Martin County. The formal boundaries for the Palm City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.87 sq. miles and a water area of 2.63 sq. miles. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Palm City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403389) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with 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 City Census Designated Place is located within Stuart CCD of Martin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm City 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 City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,144
Daytime Population: Workers 6,406
Daytime Population: Residents 14,584
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,990
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 24,985
Population in Familes 21,103
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density2 1,813
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $80,028
Average Household Income $110,969
Per Capita Income $46,726


Total Housing Units 11,686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,744 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,787 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,155 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $333,216
Average Home Value $389,687


Total Households 10,531
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 7,489
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 1.16% 1.12%
Households 1.05% 1.04%
Families 0.97% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Palm City, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm City 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 # 151 84th
Population Density # 422 54th
Diversity Index # 781 15th
Median Household Income # 70 92nd
Per Capita Income # 97 90th

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