Palm Harbor, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Palm Harbor, Florida - Basic Facts

The Palm Harbor Census Designated Place had a population of 59,701 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2403390) 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.

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Palm Harbor, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 59,701
Population in Households 59,188
Population in Familes 45,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 513
Population Density2 3,441
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $59,285
Average Household Income $84,621
Per Capita Income $38,385


Total Housing Units 31,052 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,319 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,545 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,189 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $225,194
Average Home Value $277,008


Total Households 26,863
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 16,461
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.47% 0.63%
Households 0.31% 0.56%
Families 0.27% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 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 # 60 94th
Population Density # 213 77th
Diversity Index # 706 23rd
Median Household Income # 257 72nd
Per Capita Income # 201 78th

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