South Bay, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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South Bay, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of South Bay had a population of 5,294 as of July 1, 2018. 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 26.6793 and longitude -80.7264 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Bay (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 5,294
Population in Households 3,328
Population in Familes 2,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,966
Population Density2 1,972
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $29,250
Average Household Income $41,320
Per Capita Income $16,904


Total Housing Units 1,144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 443 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $104,124
Average Home Value $115,428


Total Households 967
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 753
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.0% 1.09%
Households 1.11% 1.64%
Families 0.92% 1.6%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

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, 2018 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 # 460 50th
Population Density # 394 57th
Diversity Index # 146 84th
Median Household Income # 887 4th
Per Capita Income # 815 11th

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