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Gulf Stream, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Gulf Stream had a population of 856 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Gulf Stream, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 856
Daytime Population: Workers 263
Daytime Population: Residents 493
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 756
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 856
Population in Familes 616
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,157
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $95,767
Average Household Income $185,532
Per Capita Income $94,220


Total Housing Units 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 (30.9%)
Median Home Value $934,211
Average Home Value $887,410


Total Households 391
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 220
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 1.18% 1.39%
Households 1.11% 1.3%
Families -1.8% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

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, 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 # 765 17th
Population Density # 552 40th
Diversity Index # 783 15th
Median Household Income # 33 97th
Per Capita Income # 8 99th

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