Palm Bay, Florida Population 2020

118,076
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Palm Bay is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 118,076, it is the 17th largest city in Florida and the 247th largest city in the United States. Palm Bay is currently growing at a rate of 1.67% annually and its population has increased by 14.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 103,190 in 2010. Spanning over 101 miles, Palm Bay has a population density of 1,207 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palm Bay is $58,994 with a poverty rate of 13.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,027 per month, and the median house value is $136,600. The median age in Palm Bay is 40.3 years, 39.1 years for males, and 41 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males.

Palm Bay Demographics

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

  • White: 73.11%
  • Black or African American: 18.68%
  • Two or more races: 3.30%
  • Other race: 2.10%
  • Asian: 2.04%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Palm Bay, Florida is 118,076, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 114,194.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 103,190.

Palm Bay, Florida Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020614,0178,5841.40%
2019605,4338,5841.42%
2018596,8498,5841.44%
2017588,26510,9271.86%
2016577,33811,3461.97%
2015565,99210,3941.84%
2014555,5985,3080.96%
2013550,2903,3120.60%
2012546,9782,6590.49%
2011544,3193470.06%
2010543,9720.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White80,62473.11%
Black or African American20,60318.68%
Two or More Races3,6363.30%
Some Other Race2,3182.10%
Asian2,2532.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native8370.76%
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Palm Bay Population Pyramid 2020

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Palm Bay Median Age

40.3


Total

39.1


Male

41


Female

Palm Bay Adults

There are 85,530 adults, (20,161 of whom are seniors) in Palm Bay.

Palm Bay Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Palm Bay Sex Ratio

Female

56,491

51.23%

Male

53,780

48.77%

Palm Bay Households and Families

Palm Bay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palm Bay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All72.5%27.5%
Non Family68.7%31.3%
Male56%44%
Female54.1%45.9%

72.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,7742.8372.5
Married18,8903.3882.4
Non Family12,0651.3568.7
Female5,6233.8654.1
Male2,1963.6256

3.38

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Palm Bay Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9423.86%
9th to 12th Grade5,3817.06%
High School Graduate26,64634.95%
Some College18,35924.08%
Associates Degree8,63311.32%
Bachelors Degree9,98013.09%
Graduate Degree4,3015.64%
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Palm Bay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White49,92645,3969,558
Black12,58610,8912,054
Hispanic11,0839,3041,993
Asian1,8021,623404
Other Race1,4881,160203
Multiple Races1,1851,009183
Native American380380188

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 49.47%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,352$34,969$25,978
Less Than High School$21,441$22,386$19,336
High School Grad$26,285$31,127$22,148
Some College$29,550$32,888$26,983
Bachelors Degree$41,034$54,928$31,786
Graduate Degree$52,466$72,754$44,511

$30,352

Average Earnings

$34,969

Average Male

$25,978

Average Female

Palm Bay Language

Palm Bay Language by Age

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Palm Bay Language

86.13% of Palm Bay residents speak only English, while 13.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.81% of the population.

Palm Bay Poverty

Palm Bay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White66,7337,96311.93%
Black20,5743,53817.20%
Hispanic17,4803,19518.28%
Other2,31742318.26%
Asian2,24933214.76%
Multiple3,4743078.84%
Native8378910.63%

13.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.13%

Male Poverty Rate

14.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palm Bay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palm Bay is Hispanic, with 18.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palm Bay is Multiple, with 8.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.34%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.44%
High School14.15%
Some College10.07%
Bachelors or Greater6.96%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.05%
Male Unemployed25.99%
Female Employed8.23%
Male Employed5.99%

Palm Bay Income

Palm Bay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,640$58,994
Families$54,367$66,727
Married Families$63,999$75,843
Non Families$30,024$38,398
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Palm Bay Marital Status

Palm Bay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

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 Veterans

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9,939

Number of Veterans

9,114

Male Veterans

825

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,927
First Gulf War2,364
Second Gulf War1,558
Korea1,091
World War II340
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,123
35 to 542,107
75+2,052
55 to 641,881
18 to 34776
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,58313.30%
Hispanic1,1028.69%
Black1,0817.18%
Asian1196.35%
2 or More925.53%
Other643.72%

Palm Bay Veterans by Education

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6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palm Bay Employment Status

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56.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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33.82%

Born in Florida

87.61%

Native Born

12.39%

Foreign Born

4.05%

Non Citizen

8.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.61% of Palm Bay residents were born in the United States, with 33.82% having been born in Florida. 4.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020118,0761,9411.67%
2019116,1351,9411.70%
2018114,1941,8681.66%
2017112,3261,9411.76%
2016110,3852,1722.01%
2015108,2131,9611.85%
2014106,2529110.86%
2013105,3415170.49%
2012104,8246990.67%
2011104,125-15-0.01%
2010104,14024,7272.75%
200079,41316,7812.40%
199062,63244,07212.93%
198018,56011,63310.36%
19706,9274,1199.45%
19602,8082,60814.12%
19402000.00%