Palm Bay, Florida Population 2024

138,314

Palm Bay is a city located in Brevard County and Indian River County Florida. Palm Bay has a 2024 population of 138,314. Palm Bay is currently growing at a rate of 3.39% annually and its population has increased by 15.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 120,154 in 2020.

The average household income in Palm Bay is $83,976 with a poverty rate of 12.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Palm Bay is 41.8 years, 40 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Palm Bay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palm Bay was:

  • White: 62.64%
  • Black or African American: 18.71%
  • Two or more races: 12.72%
  • Other race: 3.57%
  • Asian: 2.12%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
86.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,595.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
15.11% (18,160)
The current population of Palm Bay, Florida is 138,314 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 120,154.

Palm Bay, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White76,11262.64%
Black or African American22,73218.71%
Two or more races15,45312.72%
Other race4,3393.57%
Asian2,5812.12%
Native American2860.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander100.01%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Palm Bay Population by Race

Palm Bay Population Pyramid 2024

Palm Bay Median Age

41.8

Total

40

Male

43.5

Female

Palm Bay Adults

There are 94,866 adults, (23,624 of whom are seniors) in Palm Bay.

Palm Bay Age Dependency

70.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Palm Bay Sex Ratio

Female61,62950.72%
Male59,88449.28%

Palm Bay Population by Age

Palm Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All42,8652.8279.920.1
Married21,4513.3585.714.3
Non Family12,8831.2878.421.6
Female6,4103.966.633.4
Male2,1213.5271.328.7

3.32

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Palm Bay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9523.44%
9th to 12th Grade5,6596.6%
High School Graduate26,92631.41%
Some College20,69824.14%
Associates Degree10,61612.38%
Bachelors Degree12,30114.35%
Graduate Degree6,5797.67%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Palm Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palm Bay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White51,15747,23711,684
Black14,62913,2692,960
Hispanic14,49712,2232,820
2+ Races8,5657,0811,650
Other Race3,4062,869808
Asian2,1481,767619
Native American1901430
Islander10100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.82%.

Palm Bay Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,102$44,165$32,987
Less Than 9th Grade$27,900$28,212$26,418
High School Graduate$33,325$36,982$28,198
Some College$35,078$46,167$30,528
Bachelors Degree$50,188$60,597$45,160
Graduate Degree$56,662$89,118$52,273

$37,102

Average Earnings

$44,165

Average Male

$32,987

Average Female

Palm Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palm Bay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Palm Bay Language

83.13% of Palm Bay residents speak only English, while 16.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.42% of the population.

Palm Bay Language

Palm Bay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White66,7426,5429.8%
Black22,6853,62415.98%
Hispanic22,1343,50215.82%
Multiple15,3642,33915.22%
Other4,33864814.94%
Asian2,58125810%
Native28613446.85%

12.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.69%

Male Poverty Rate

13.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palm Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palm Bay is Native, with 46.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palm Bay is White, with 9.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.22%.

Palm Bay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.72%
High School12.33%
Some College8.96%
Bachelors or Greater6.53%

Palm Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed16.6%
Female Unemployed15.07%
Female Employed6.95%
Male Employed4.24%

Palm Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palm Bay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$62,538$83,976
Families$70,509$92,004
Married Families$76,913$92,294
Non Families$38,423$56,376

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Palm Bay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Palm Bay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Palm Bay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Palm Bay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Palm Bay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,240

Number of Veterans

9,036

Male Veterans

1,204

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam4,268
First Gulf War2,752
Second Gulf War1,989
Korea415
World War II125

Palm Bay Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 743,023
55 to 642,490
35 to 542,161
75+1,960
18 to 34606

Palm Bay Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8,15113.22%
Black1,1857.38%
Hispanic8325.09%
2+ Races4454.24%
Other Race2677.39%
Asian1607.17%
Native American3212.6%

Palm Bay Veterans by Race

Palm Bay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palm Bay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Palm Bay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Palm Bay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Palm Bay Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

33.68%

Born in Palm Bay

85.86%

Native Born

14.14%

Foreign Born

3.88%

Non Citizen

10.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.86% of Palm Bay residents were born in the United States, with 33.68% having been born in Florida. 3.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Palm Bay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029161,0144,5402.9%
2028156,4744,5402.99%
2027151,9344,5403.08%
2026147,3944,5403.18%
2025142,8544,5403.28%
2024138,3144,5403.39%
2023133,7744,5403.51%
2022129,2346,2825.11%
2021122,9522,7982.33%
2020120,1544,7854.15%
2019115,3691,5651.38%
2018113,8041,5191.35%
2017112,2851,9071.73%
2016110,3782,1481.98%
2015108,2301,9411.83%
2014106,2899200.87%
2013105,3695230.5%
2012104,8467020.67%
2011104,14410%
2010104,14324,73031.14%
200079,41316,78126.79%
199062,63244,072237.46%
198018,56011,633167.94%
19706,9274,119146.69%
19602,8082,6081304%
194020000%
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Palm Bay Population by Year