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PALM COAST, FL – November 9, 2015 – As reported in the Orlando Business Journal, a 24/7 Wall St. study ranked Palm Coast among the 50 Best Cities to Live. Palm Coast ranked #39.
The study acknowledged that Florida was hit by the housing crisis more than most other states and that Palm Coast suffered as well with an unemployment rate at 7.4%. On the other hand, strong job growth continues to draw people to Palm Coast. Palm Coast’s job growth from 2012 through 2014 was 5%, according to the study, compared to the 1.8% national rate. The city’s population has grown 14.8% over the past five years, more than double the national growth rate.
Four other Florida cities made the list:
Palm Coast statistics cited by the study include:
Median home value: $159,300
Poverty rate: 10.6%
Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 18.4%
Amenities per 100,000 residents: 160.2
You can read the full 24/7 Wall St. study here.
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