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.

Demographics

People

Total Population83,940
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens27.8%
Employed Population 16+32,060
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,569
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,021

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,948
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,187
Median House Value$194,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
Irish11.5%
Italian10.6%
German10.4%
English7.2%
Polish3.3%
French Except Basque3%
Portuguese3%
Russian2.7%
West Indian2.3%
Scottish1.6%
Jamaican1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Greek0.4%
African0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
British0.1%
South African0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Palm Coast Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyFlagler County
Standard Zip Codes32137, 32143, 32164
P.O. Box Zip Codes32142, 32135
Phone Area Codes386
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude29.57
Approximate Longitude-81.21

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)

StationHASTINGS ARC
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp61 to 82 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationCRESCENT CITY
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp65 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches
StationPALATKA
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bunnell2,675$39,844
Crescent City1,514$48,567
Flagler Beach4,946$67,546
Hastings892$44,167
Ormond Beach41,907$72,568
St. Augustine14,223$66,523

Palm Coast Public Libraries

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

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Palm Coast Hospitals

Florida Hospital Flagler
(Non-profit)
60 Memorial Medical Pkwy
(386) 586-2000

Palm Coast Public Schools

Belle Terre Elementary School
5545 Belle Terre Pkwy
ZIP: 32137
(386) 447-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 1336
Flagler County Adult School
1 Corporate Dr Ste 2j
ZIP: 32137
(386) 446-7612
Other
Indian Trails Middle School
5505 Belle Terre Pkwy
ZIP: 32137
(386) 446-6732
Middle
Total Enrollment 910
Matanzas High School
3535 Old Kings Rd N
ZIP: 32137
(386) 447-1575
High
Total Enrollment 1614
Palm Harbor Academy
95 Old Kings Rd N
ZIP: 32137
(386) 447-9692
Primary
Total Enrollment 66
Buddy Taylor Middle School
4500 Belle Terre Pkwy
ZIP: 32164
(386) 446-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 1005
Flagler-palm Coast High School
5500 E Highway 100
ZIP: 32164
(386) 437-7540
High
Total Enrollment 2421
Global Outreach Charter Academy Of Palm Coast
1000 Aviation Dr
ZIP: 32164
(386) 437-7526
Imagine School At Town Center
775 Town Center Blvd
ZIP: 32164
(386) 586-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 918
Lewis E. Wadsworth Elementary
4550 Belle Terre Pkwy
ZIP: 32164
(386) 446-6720
Primary
Total Enrollment 864
Phoenix Academy
5400 E Highway 100
ZIP: 32164
(386) 586-2650
Middle
Total Enrollment 72
Rymfire Elementary School
1425 Rymfire Dr
ZIP: 32164
(386) 206-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 1175

Palm Coast Private Schools

First Baptist Christian Academy
6052 Palm Coast Pkwy Nw
ZIP: 32137
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Christ The King Lutheran School
5625 N Us Highway 1
ZIP: 32164
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
4600 Belle Terre Pkwy
ZIP: 32164
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
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