Palmona Park, Florida

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Population in 2010: 1,146. Population change since 2000: -15.3%
Males: 536  (46.9%)
Females: 610  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  47.2 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 33903.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $21,770 (it was $22,617 in 2000)
Palmona Park:

$21,770
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,572 (it was $14,119 in 2000)

Palmona Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,024 (it was $45,700 in 2000)
Palmona Park:

$58,024
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $70,106; Detached houses: $72,018; Mobile homes: $70,003

Median gross rent in 2013: $544.

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  • Races in Palmona Park, FL (2010)

    Palmona Park races chart
    • 87276.1%White alone
    • 21819.0%Hispanic
    • 302.6%Black alone
    • 161.4%Two or more races
    • 50.4%Asian alone
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

Races in Palmona Park detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Palmona Park: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.2%), German (19.1%), Italian (8.2%), Irish (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (6.6%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,381 people per square mile   (low).

Palmona Park,FL real estate house value index trend

Palmona Park, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Palmona Park:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palmona Park CDP:

  • Never married: 40.3%
  • Now married: 23.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.0%
  • Divorced: 20.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Florida:

19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $737 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $450 (0.8%)

Palmona Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cape Coral, FL (6.2 miles , pop. 102,286).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (89.4 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (848.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: North Fort Myers, FL (1.2 miles ), Suncoast Estates, FL (1.6 miles ), Lochmoor Waterway Estates, FL (1.7 miles ), Fort Myers, FL (2.1 miles ), East Dunbar, FL (2.2 miles ), Tice, FL (2.2 miles ), Cape Coral, FL (2.5 miles ), Whiskey Creek, FL (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 26.69 N, Longitude: 81.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 239

Palmona Park household income distribution Palmona Park home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Utilities (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (33%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)

Work and jobs in Palmona Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Palmona Park, Florida

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Tornado activity:

Palmona Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1988, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Palmona Park place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/23/1989, a category F2 tornado 4.8 miles away from the place center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palmona Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 294.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 242.1 miles away from Palmona Park center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 447.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 295.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 517.1 miles away from Palmona Park center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 187.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palmona Park topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Palmona Park:

  • SANDY PARK DEV CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • FORT MYERS NORTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF NORTH FORT MYERS (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)
  • ADVANCE CARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; CAPE CORAL, FL)
  • CAPE CORAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; CAPE CORAL, FL)
  • CAPE CORAL NORTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; CAPE CORAL, FL)
  • LEE MEMORIAL HOME HLTH INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; FORT MYERS, FL)

Amtrak station near Palmona Park:

  • 1 miles: FORT MYERS (13000 N. CLEVELAND AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palmona Park:

  • Edison State College (about 10 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,649)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 18 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 11,165)
  • Hodges University (about 30 miles; Naples, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 68 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)
  • Eckerd College (about 87 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • University of South Florida-St Petersburg (about 88 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 4,459)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 93 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)

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Notable location: Lee County Library System North Fort Myers Public Library (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Palmona Park include: North Fort Myers Church of the Brethren (A), Church of Christ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 40.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.79. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.79
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.6%
(28.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  53.0%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  15.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Palmona Park compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Florida average:

12.2

Palmona Park travel time to work - commute Palmona Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palmona Park CDP (based on Lee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic100,30020
Evangelical Protestant88,687288
Mainline Protestant28,60562
Other12,68445
Black Protestant1,91911
Orthodox9704
None385,589-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 115
Lee County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
Lee County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 167
Lee County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 508
Here:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

24.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

14.0%

7.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($213 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Collier County, FL  0.75% ($36,775 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.39% ($26,834)
from Broward County, FL  0.26% ($36,681)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($306 average AGI)
Lee County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Collier County, FL  0.69% ($39,893 average AGI)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.51% ($23,548)
to Broward County, FL  0.28% ($31,549)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palmona Park:

  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: KATHLEEN HECKSHER)
  • WPTK (1200 AM; 10 kW; PINE ISLAND CENTER, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRM (1350 AM; 2 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: MANNA CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, INC.)
  • WINK (1240 AM; 1 kW; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WKII (1070 AM; 3 kW; SOLANA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWCL (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: OLBOTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palmona Park:

  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCKT (100.1 FM; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRXK-FM (96.1 FM; BONITA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WRXK LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJGO (102.9 FM; TICE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEVADA)
  • WGCU-FM (90.1 FM; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WWGR (101.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WNRW (98.5 FM; SAN CARLOS PARK, FL; Owner: BEL MEADE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJBX (99.3 FM; FORT MYERS BEACH, FL; Owner: WJBX LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJPT (106.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTLQ-FM (97.7 FM; PUNTA RASSA, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WARO (94.5 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MERIDIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSOR (90.9 FM; NAPLES, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WOLZ (95.3 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJYO (91.5 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WBTT (105.5 FM; NAPLES PARK, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDRR (107.1 FM; LEHIGH ACRES, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCVU (104.9 FM; SOLANA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Palmona Park:

  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • WLZE-LP (Channel 65; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVU-CA (Channel 4; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WGCU (Channel 30; FT. MYERS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY)
  • WTPH-LP (Channel 14; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W38CO (Channel 38; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZVN-TV (Channel 26; NAPLES, FL; Owner: MONTCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W22CL (Channel 22; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, LLC)
  • WDPX-LP (Channel 18; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTIG-LP (Channel 2; NAPLES, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WBSP-CA (Channel 9; NAPLES, FL; Owner: CALOOSA TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W17CK (Channel 17; PORT CHARLOTTE, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$29,7801$83,3200$01$29,780
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$54,4903$68,2171$89,3401$37,070
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$45,3000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$251,7301$193,8800$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$174,8701$225,240
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
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  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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