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  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Palm Bay is a city in Florida with a population of 110,271. Palm Bay is in Brevard County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Palm Bay offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palm Bay there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Palm Bay and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Palm Bay are highly rated.
About Palm Bay...
Population
110,271

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,027
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Palm Bay Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    255.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    8
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    356.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,402.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    109.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Palm Bay

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,640
National
$55,322
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Palm Bay Reviews

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Palm Bay is a wonderful town near Melbourne Fl, a place to get away from chaos. It houses multiple theaters, shopping areas, and its own large conservation area to just barbecue and enjoy scenery. My only complaint is that there are not many activities to do, such as malls or family activities such as escape rooms. However, Orlando,Fl is only an hour drive away!
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Not very eventful, does not have nice museums nor is it a 'city'. As a high school soon to be college student, I wouldn't want to live here because it does not have the clear characteristics that, lets say Orlando would have. This city seems most suitable for a couple ready to retire because everything about this city is slow. I think once Palm Bay becomes an actual city with the characteristics of a city then maybe that would put it on the map. Clear characteristics being big buildings, places where a person can actually do fun things. But for now this town is not the proper place for college students to have fun or meet new people. I suggest to other cities for that such as MIami or even Orlando. But don't get me wrong Palm Bay is a nice place to settle down if that's your goal the crime rate is low and the people are relatively sweet people for the most part.
Well, Palm Bay is a really quiet place to live. There’s not much to do here but the basics. Everyday Palm Bay continues to grow as people come here to wind down and relax. There’s plenty of schools here to choose from and lots of businesses that subsides here. If you want to have fun then you’ll have to travel about 10-15 minutes to reach Melbourne depending on where you live. The nearest beach is on AIA which is pretty decent but not the best. Everything is almost close together but still a little distance in between. It’s really affordable to live here depending your everyday needs.