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South Bay, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of South Bay had a population of 5,100 as of July 1, 2019. South Bay 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 South Bay is located at latitude 26.664 and longitude -80.7162 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Bay encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of South Bay (GNIS ID: 2405487) 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 City of South Bay is located within Belle Glade-Pahokee CCD of Palm Beach County.


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South Bay, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Bay, FL Housing Affordability Index is 137
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
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.

WEALTH INDEX

South Bay, FL Wealth Index is 36
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,100
Population in Households 3,110
Population in Familes 2,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,990
Population Density 1,934
Diversity Index1 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,407
Average Household Income $46,817
Per Capita Income $8,951
Wealth Index3 36

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 437 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 470 (44.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $136,229
Housing Affordability Index2 137
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 907
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 705
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.49% 0.52%
Households 0.29% 0.8%
Families 0.11% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   3.93%

South Bay, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Bay to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 477 48th
Population Density # 402 56th
Diversity Index # 149 84th
Median Household Income # 799 13th
Per Capita Income # 917 0th

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