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The Palm Valley CDP(1) had a population of 22,070 as of July 1, 2022. Palm Valley 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 Palm Valley is located at latitude 30.1775 and longitude -81.3876 in St. Johns County. The formal boundaries for the Palm Valley Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 12.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.43 sq. miles. St. Johns County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Palm Valley 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 Valley Census Designated Place is located within Ponte Vedra CCD of St. Johns County.


  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 Valley, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 22,070 (100%)
Population in Households 21,882 (99.1%)
Population in Families 17,358 (78.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 188 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 1,810
Diversity Index2 31
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $117,951
Average Household Income $182,075
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $77,134
Wealth Index5 248
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 10,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,337 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,089 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 703 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $573,997
Average Home Value $649,206
Housing Affordability Index3 95
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,426
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 5,950
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.49% 1.38%
Households 0.39% 1.34%
Families   1.26%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
Owner Occupied HU   1.51%

Palm Valley, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Valley to the other 954 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 194 80th
Population Density # 447 53rd
Median Household Income # 52 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 220 23rd
Per Capita Income # 55 94th
Diversity Index # 786 18th

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