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Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County.

The latitude of Palm Bay is 28.034N. The longitude is -80.588W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 85,076.


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Median household income
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$36,508
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palm Bay demographic reports
Palm Bay is on the Indian River lagoon
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 576. The number of murders and homicides was 8. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
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Local index: 92

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16% of Palm Bay residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palm Bay ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palm Bay was $16,992, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Palm Bay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Palm Bay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $762.


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Libraries in Palm Bay include Franklin T. Degroodt Memorial Library, Palm Bay Public Library ... View libraries

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Brevard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palm Bay political report.

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The average commute time for Palm Bay workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palm Bay between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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