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The Palm Harbor CDP(1) had a population of 59,826 as of July 1, 2021. Palm Harbor ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Harbor is located at latitude 28.0781 and longitude -82.7637 in Pinellas County. The formal boundaries for the Palm Harbor Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 17.35 sq. miles and a water area of 9.51 sq. miles. Pinellas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Palm Harbor 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 Harbor Census Designated Place is located within Tarpon Springs CCD of Pinellas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palm Harbor: Southerland, Sutherland.

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


Total Population 59,826 (100%)
Population in Households 59,310 (99.1%)
Population in Families 45,886 (76.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 516 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 3,449
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $64,513
Average Household Income $89,461
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $40,609
Wealth Index5 113


Total HU (Housing Units) 31,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,502 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,662 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,031 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $297,500
Average Home Value $376,041
Housing Affordability Index3 120


Total Households 27,164
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 16,620
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 0.36% 0.44%
Households 0.33% 0.4%
Families 0.28% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
Owner Occupied HU   0.63%

Palm Harbor, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Harbor 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 # 63 93rd
Population Density # 224 76th
Median Household Income # 302 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 297 32nd
Per Capita Income # 222 76th
Diversity Index # 713 23rd

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