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Overview

Introduction to Palm Coast, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler county, is 28 miles NW of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 58 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is part of the Daytona Beach metropolitan statistical area (MSA). 

Palm Coast History

Developed by ITT Community Development Corporation in 1969, the city of Palm Coast is among the fastest growing locations in the United States. It was officially incorporated on December 31, 1999, and in the year 2007, it was designated the principal city of the Palm Coast, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. There have been two serious "wildland urban interface" fires in the Palm Coast city, after which many precautionary measures have been taken by the publicly elected council/ manager form of government. Under this government, there has been a designing of paved streets, central water and sewer systems and an extensive water management system.

Palm Coast and Nearby Attractions

  • Rayonier Two Lake.
  • Florida Agricultural Museum.
  • Flagler County Public Library.
  • Marineland.
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm.
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument.

Things To Do In Palm Coast

The city of Palm Coast has a number of recreational parks like Anastasia State Park, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area and Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. All offer a range of recreational activities to visitors. The Florida Agricultural Museum, Fred Dana Marsh Museum, Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site and the Fort Matanzas National Monument are ideal for those interested in the history and the culture of the city. For adventure lovers, the Adventure Landing is the perfect place to try out some amazing adventure sports. Animal lovers can also take a trip to the Marineland or the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm.

Palm Coast Transportation

Daytona Beach International Airport is the closest major airport.

Palm Coast Higher Education

The city is served by the Daytona Beach Community College.

People

Total Population 79,297
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 26.5%
Employed Population 16+ 28,647
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,490
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,637
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,463

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,713
% Above Poverty Level 84.8%
% Below Poverty Level 15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $1,093
Median House Value $159,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 11.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palm Coast Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles NW of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida
County Flagler
Metro Area Daytona Beach
Standard Zip Codes 32137, 32164
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32135, 32142
Phone Area Codes 386
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.584
Longitude -81.208

Palm Coast Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HASTINGS ARC
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 54 to 80 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 61 to 82 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station CRESCENT CITY
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 68 F
Apr Temp 59 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 65 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Station PALATKA
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 68 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bunnell 2,762 $40,950
Crescent City 1,814 $39,375
Flagler Beach 4,682 $59,744
Hastings 682 $53,281
Ormond Beach 39,938 $60,757
St. Augustine 13,676 $56,683

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palm Coast Public Libraries

Library
Flagler County Public Library
2500 PALM COAST PARKWAY NW
Palm Coast, Florida
(386) 446-6764
Library Web Site

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Palm Coast Hospitals

FLORIDA HOSPITAL FLAGLER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
60 MEMORIAL MEDICAL PARKWAY
(386) 586-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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