Palmetto Bay 77 Exceptional
Palmetto Bay Livability #295 ranked city in Florida#5,996 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas
A+ Palmetto Bay Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Palmetto Bay Cost of Living Cost of living is 38% higher than Florida
Palmetto Bay
13737% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Palmetto Bay cost of living
B- Palmetto Bay Crime Total crime is 11% higher than Florida
Total crime
2,79812% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3612% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Palmetto Bay crime
B Palmetto Bay Employment Household income is 115% higher than Florida
Median household income
$105,31690% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$44,89651% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Palmetto Bay employment
F Palmetto Bay Housing Home value is 180% higher than Florida
Median home value
$467,400153% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,21828% higher than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
Palmetto Bay real estate or Palmetto Bay rentals
A+ Palmetto Bay Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
70%42% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Palmetto Bay K-12 schools
A+ Palmetto Bay User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Palmetto Bay
Overall user rating
89% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Palmetto Bay, FL

      Palmetto Bay is a mid-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 24,522 residents. According to the most recent Census, 86% of Palmetto Bay residents are White, 6% Black and 4% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Palmetto Bay are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 41% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Palmetto Bay might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 53% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Palmetto Bay could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. The best areas in Palmetto Bay and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

      With a livability score of 75/100, Palmetto Bay is ranked #4,861 in the United States and #361 in Florida. Compared to the US average, Palmetto Bay ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! For each of the livability categories, we see that Palmetto Bay ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (C+), weather (A), education (A+) and employment (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Palmetto Bay. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Palmetto Bay, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Knowing that the Palmetto Bay schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 70%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Palmetto Bay. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Palmetto Bay are affordable. Median real estate prices in Palmetto Bay come in at $467,400, which is 180.2% higher than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Palmetto Bay, the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 29.4% higher than the Florida average.

      Palmetto Bay transportation information

      StatisticPalmetto BayFloridaNational
      Average one way commute36min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.0%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.0%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.5%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.3%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home4.9%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Palmetto Bay, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).