Palm Bay, Florida Population 2021

118,948
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Palm Bay is a city located in Brevard County Florida. With a 2020 population of 118,948, it is the 16th largest city in Florida and the 244th largest city in the United States . Palm Bay is currently growing at a rate of 1.45% annually and its population has increased by 15.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 103,190 in 2010. Palm Bay reached it's highest population of 118,948 in 2021. Spanning over 101 miles, Palm Bay has a population density of 1,216 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palm Bay is $62,365 with a poverty rate of 13.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,059 per month, and the median house value is $155,200. The median age in Palm Bay is 40.3 years, 39.1 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Palm Bay Demographics

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

  • White: 73.66%
  • Black or African American: 17.66%
  • Two or more races: 4.12%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Asian: 1.59%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Palm Bay, Florida is 118,948 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 113,854.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 103,190.

Palm Bay, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021615,4206,7391.10%
2020608,6816,7391.11%
2019601,9426,7391.12%
2018595,2037,4341.25%
2017587,76910,8951.85%
2016576,87411,1281.93%
2015565,74610,1981.80%
2014555,5485,2930.95%
2013550,2553,2890.60%
2012546,9662,6070.48%
2011544,3593940.07%
2010543,9650.00%

Palm Bay Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White82,50273.66%
Black or African American19,77817.66%
Two or More Races4,6114.12%
Some Other Race2,5822.31%
Asian1,7841.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native7310.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.01%
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Palm Bay Population by Race

Palm Bay Population Pyramid $2021

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Palm Bay Median Age

40.3


Total

39.1


Male

41.4


Female

Palm Bay Adults

There are 86,894 adults, (20,698 of whom are seniors) in Palm Bay.

Palm Bay Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Palm Bay Sex Ratio

Female

57,324

51.18%

Male

54,673

48.82%

Palm Bay Population by Age

Palm Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palm Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All74.5%25.5%
Non Family71.8%28.2%
Male59.6%40.4%
Female56.1%43.9%

74.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palm Bay Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,4862.974.5
Married18,5093.4583.6
Non Family12,2411.3771.8
Female5,4944.0556.1
Male2,2423.8359.6

3.48

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

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Palm Bay Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4853.21%
9th to 12th Grade5,4737.07%
High School Graduate27,27835.25%
Some College18,38923.76%
Associates Degree8,82111.40%
Bachelors Degree10,12813.09%
Graduate Degree4,8206.23%
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Palm Bay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palm Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White49,79945,56810,166
Black12,63210,9941,997
Hispanic12,25210,4752,081
Other Race1,6201,273160
Asian1,6161,446305
2+ Races1,4841,326304
Native American378378209
Islander99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 55.29%.

Palm Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,267$36,386$27,582
Less Than 9th Grade$21,931$23,003$20,152
High School Graduate$27,115$31,428$23,552
Some College$30,905$36,182$27,958
Bachelors Degree$42,680$54,544$35,369
Graduate Degree$50,319$62,466$42,833

$31,267

Average Earnings

$36,386

Average Male

$27,582

Average Female

Palm Bay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palm Bay Language by Age

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Palm Bay Language

85.18% of Palm Bay residents speak only English, while 14.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.95% of the population.

Palm Bay Language

Palm Bay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White67,3227,24710.76%
Hispanic19,0804,01221.03%
Black19,7442,85914.48%
Other2,58053420.70%
Multiple4,51053211.80%
Asian1,7801377.70%
Native73111515.73%

13.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.06%

Male Poverty Rate

13.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palm Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palm Bay is Hispanic, with 21.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palm Bay is Asian, with 7.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.22%.

Palm Bay Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.51%
High School14.60%
Some College8.76%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%

Palm Bay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.98%
Male Unemployed22.13%
Female Employed7.29%
Male Employed5.00%

Palm Bay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palm Bay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,408$62,365
Families$57,075$69,118
Married Families$66,446$79,155
Non Families$32,185$43,824
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Income by Household Type

Palm Bay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Palm Bay Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Palm Bay Marital Status by Race

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Palm Bay Marital Status

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9,900

Number of Veterans

8,962

Male Veterans

938

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,910
First Gulf War2,437
Second Gulf War1,482
Korea929
World War II305

Palm Bay Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,047
35 to 542,128
55 to 642,123
75+2,040
18 to 34562

Palm Bay Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,45912.88%
Black1,1127.49%
Hispanic9646.90%
2+ Races1416.46%
Asian1146.71%
Other Race573.08%
Native American173.56%

Palm Bay Veterans by Race

Palm Bay Veterans by Education

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5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palm Bay Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Palm Bay Employment by Age

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Palm Bay Employment by Race

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Palm Bay Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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34.53%

Born in Palm Bay

87.89%

Native Born

12.11%

Foreign Born

3.90%

Non Citizen

8.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.89% of Palm Bay residents were born in the United States, with 34.53% having been born in Florida. 3.90% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021118,9481,6981.45%
2020117,2501,6981.47%
2019115,5521,6981.49%
2018113,8541,6371.46%
2017112,2171,9281.75%
2016110,2892,1291.97%
2015108,1601,9231.81%
2014106,2379080.86%
2013105,3295100.49%
2012104,8196880.66%
2011104,131-7-0.01%
2010104,13824,7252.75%
200079,41316,7812.40%
199062,63244,07212.93%
198018,56011,63310.36%
19706,9274,1199.45%
19602,8082,60814.12%
19402000.00%

Palm Bay Population by Year