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Population (year 2000): 79,413. Estimated population in July 2005: 92,833 (+16.9% change)
Males: 38,723 (48.8%), Females: 40,690 (51.2%)

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Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $36,508 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Palm Bay:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.2%)
  • Black (11.3%)
  • Hispanic (8.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.9%), Irish (14.6%), English (10.1%), Italian (9.2%), United States (7.9%), French (4.2%).

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Elevation: 19 feet

Land area: 63.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Palm Bay

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palm Bay city

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

9.6% Foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +16,090 (+25.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (124.1 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (913.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: FL Malabar, (5.4 miles Park, FL (6.5 miles June Melbourne, FL (6.6 miles West Village, FL (7.3 miles Melbourne Beach, FL Melbourne (8.9 miles FL Melbourne, (9.3 miles FL (9.5 miles Indialantic, FL (12.3 miles Micco,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 584 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 1997: 558 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 1998: 567 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1999: 559 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2000: 530 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2001: 789 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2002: 966 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2003: 1496 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2004: 2233 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2005: 3349 buildings, average cost: $187,700

Latitude: 27.98 N, Longitude: 80.66 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.9%), Manufacturing (16.2%), Retail trade (13.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -16,181 (-20.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,409 (29.6%)


 

Crime in Palm Bay by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 4 2 8 0
    per 100,000 1.3 0.0 5.0 2.5 10.1 0.0
Rapes 49 67 50 64 72 24
    per 100,000 61.7 84.4 63.0 80.6 90.7 30.2
Robberies 71 60 97 89 64 49
    per 100,000 89.4 75.6 122.1 112.1 80.6 61.7
Assaults 548 571 588 538 432 431
    per 100,000 690.1 719.0 740.4 677.5 544.0 542.7
Burglaries 747 729 698 917 890 726
    per 100,000 940.7 918.0 878.9 1154.7 1120.7 914.2
Thefts 1,979 2,381 2,641 2,340 2,130 1,390
    per 100,000 2492.0 2998.2 3325.7 2946.6 2682.2 1750.3
Auto thefts 178 158 208 179 179 221
    per 100,000 224.1 199.0 261.9 225.4 225.4 278.3
374.2 400.3 430.5 420.6 383.1 295.4


Average climate in Palm Bay, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Palm Bay-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the Palm Bay city center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/19/1972, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Ed Khawly - College football player (Jacksonville Dolphins), Lamarquis Blake - College basketball player (Alabama State Hornets).


Hospitals/medical centers near Palm Bay:
  • CIRCLES OF CARE INC (about 8 miles; MELBOURNE, FL)
  • HEALTHSOUTH SEA PINES HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; MELBOURNE, FL)
  • HOLMES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; MELBOURNE, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palm Bay:
  • MELBOURNE INTL (about 9 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; ID: MLB)
  • PATRICK AFB (about 18 miles; COCOA BEACH, FL; ID: COF)
  • VERO BEACH MUNI (about 29 miles; VERO BEACH, FL; ID: VRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palm Bay:
  • VALKARIA (about 8 miles; VALKARIA, FL; ID: X59)
  • SEBASTIAN MUNI (about 18 miles; SEBASTIAN, FL; ID: X26)
  • MERRITT ISLAND (about 25 miles; MERRITT ISLAND, FL; ID: COI)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 41 $117,424 $34,368 20 $18,578
Sewerage 34 $101,054 $35,666 1 $1,286
Streets and Highways 85 $222,943 $31,474 2 $2,331
Fire - Other 21 $76,695 $43,825 2 $2,110
Firefighters 120 $448,634 $44,863 0 $0
Police - Other 65 $183,277 $33,835 39 $30,228
Police Protection - Officers 135 $518,696 $46,106 0 $0
Other Government Administration 24 $93,082 $46,541 7 $4,762
Financial Administration 41 $132,904 $38,898 5 $4,116
Other and Unallocable 54 $183,129 $40,695 8 $17,767
Water Supply 43 $130,746 $36,487 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $17,074 $34,148 0 $0
Totals for Government 669 $2,225,658 $39,922 84 $81,178


College/University in Palm Bay:
  • DARLYNE MCGEES ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 43; Location: 4711 BABCOCK ST NE STE 26; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palm Bay:
  • FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MELBOURNE (about 8 miles; MELBOURNE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,055)
  • BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE-COCOA CAMPUS (about 27 miles; COCOA, FL; FT enrollment: 7,277)
  • INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; FT PIERCE, FL; FT enrollment: 6,149)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 58 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 26,717)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 65 miles; WINTER PARK, FL; FT enrollment: 2,899)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 66 miles; MAITLAND, FL; FT enrollment: 3,992)
Public high school in Palm Bay:
  • BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,139; Location: 1901 DEGROODT ROAD SW; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Palm Bay:
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 720 EMERSON DR NE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 70; Location: 100 EMERSON DRIVE NW; Grades: KG - 12)
  • LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 4690 LIPSCOMB ST NE STE 4B; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • PALM BAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: PO BOX 60201; Grades: 5 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Palm Bay:
  • SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,412; Location: 451 ELDRON BOULEVARD SE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,077; Location: 2175 DEGROODT ROAD, SW; Grades: PK - 06)
  • DISCOVERY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 930; Location: 1275 GLENDALE AVENUE NW; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LOCKMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 905; Location: 525 PEPPER STREET NE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CHRISTA MCAULIFFE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 845; Location: 155 DEL MUNDO STREET NW; Grades: PK - 06)
  • JUPITER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 840; Location: 950 TUPELO ROAD SW; Grades: PK - 06)
  • PORT MALABAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 818; Location: 301 PIONEER AVENUE NE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • RIVIERA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 692; Location: 351 RIVIERA DRIVE NE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • PALM BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 663; Location: 1200 ALAMANDA ROAD NE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • JOHN F. TURNER, SENIOR ELEMENTARY (Students: 661; Location: 3175 JUPITER BOULEVARD SE; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Palm Bay:
  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 424; Location: 5320 BABCOCK ST N E; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PALM BAY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 119; Location: 2601 EMERSON DRIVE SE; Grades: PK - 11)
  • DIAMOND COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: PO BOX 60534; Grades: PK - 7)
  • WELLINGTON ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: 1436 TROUTMAN BLVD NE; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Palm Bay: Palm Bay Plaza (A), Port Malabar Plaza (B), Country Club Plaza (C).

Shopping Centers: Palm Bay Shopping Center (1), Port Malabar Shopping Center (2).


Palm Bay compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Palm Bay:
  • WMEL (920 AM; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TWIN TOWERS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WINT (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WMMB (1240 AM; 1 kW; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTIR (1300 AM; 5 kW; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palm Bay:
  • WEJF (90.3 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WAOA-FM (107.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCIF (106.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WSJZ-FM (95.9 FM; SEBASTIAN, FL; Owner: SEBASTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWIA (88.5 FM; PALM BAY, FL; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WFIT (89.5 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
  • W232AZ (94.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WBVD (95.1 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLRQ-FM (99.3 FM; COCOA, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJRR (101.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHE (100.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKS-FM (104.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWKA (92.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGNX (99.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH FM RADIO PARTNERSHIP)
  • W227AF (93.3 FM; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKR (102.7 FM; ROCKLEDGE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOSN (97.1 FM; INDIAN RIVER SHORES, FL; Owner: VERO BEACH BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WQOL (103.7 FM; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Palm Bay:
  • W46DB (Channel 46; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSCF-LP (Channel 31; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: JAMES J. CHLADEK)
  • W16AJ (Channel 16; MELBOURNE, ETC., FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W26BN (Channel 26; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: WIRELESS BROADBAND SERVICES/AMERICA)
  • W59CX (Channel 59; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMVJ-LP (Channel 29; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTGL-TV (Channel 52; COCOA, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCC (Channel 68; COCOA, FL; Owner: BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOTF (Channel 43; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCE (Channel 21; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS B/CNG, INC.)
  • W04CN (Channel 4; COCOA, ETC., FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

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