Palm Coast, Florida

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Palm Coast, Florida

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). About 32,732 people live in Palm Coast.

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.

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Comparative Profile of Palm Coast, Florida

Comparing Palm Coast to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 7 6
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 8
Median Family Income 4 7
College Educated Adults 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 5
Affordability of Rents 3 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Palm Coast Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 32,732 100%
Male 15,545 47.5%
Female 17,187 52.5%
Under 18 6,066 18.5%
18+ 26,666 81.5%
65+ 9,899 30.2%
Median Age 51.2
Average Family Size 2.68
White 27,834 85%
African-American 3,360 10.3%
Asian 497 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 78 0.2%
Other 403 1.2%
Mixed Race 550 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2,196 6.7%

Estimated Palm Coast Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 60,952
Growth 28,220
Growth % 86.2%

Palm Coast Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
Italian 16%
German 12.6%
Irish 12.1%
English 9.6%
US/American 5.1%
Polish 4.1%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Jamaican 1.6%
Portuguese 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Russian 1.2%
Swedish 1%
Dutch 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
British 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Guyanese 0.4%
Serbian 0.3%
European 0.3%
West Indian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
New Zealander 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palm Coast 32,732 $45,818
Bunnell 2,122 $25,231
Crescent City 1,776 $28,913
Flagler Beach 4,954 $47,073
Hastings 521 $30,769
Ormond Beach 36,301 $52,496
St. Augustine 11,592 $41,892

Palm Coast Public Libraries

Flagler County Public Library
Palm Coast, Florida
(386) 446-6764
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Palm Coast Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(386) 586-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Palm Coast

(As of 2005)
4950 Belle Terre Pkwy

Wal-mart in Palm Coast

(As of 2006)
174 Cypress Point Prkwy
(386) 446-8486
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