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The Palm City CDP(1) had a population of 25,791 as of July 1, 2021. 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 27.1678 and longitude -80.2662 in Martin County. The formal boundaries for the Palm City Census Designated Place 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 3 feet.

The Palm City Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Palm City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 25,791 (100%)
Population in Households 25,627 (99.4%)
Population in Families 21,643 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 164 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 1,861
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $91,092
Average Household Income $120,127
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $50,388
Wealth Index5 189


Total HU (Housing Units) 11,851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,420 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,396 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,035 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $365,828
Average Home Value $412,155
Housing Affordability Index3 136


Total Households 10,816
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 7,671
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.98% 0.99%
Households 0.91% 0.94%
Families 0.84% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
Owner Occupied HU   1.1%

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, 2021 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 # 156 83rd
Population Density # 431 53rd
Median Household Income # 93 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 426 46th
Per Capita Income # 125 87th
Diversity Index # 778 15th

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