Thursday, October 20, 2011
It happened last Saturday at Lin's Garden restaurant located at 3450 Bayside Lakes Blvd. Not a bad place for take out.
Investigators say an employee at the business told police his 6-year-old son was playing with an I-phone when a black male entered, snatched the phone from the child's hands and ran out the door.
The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens approximately 6' tall with an average build and clean hair cut.
If you read the story in The Florida Today they left out the part about the suspect being a black male. Every other news source lists the suspect as a black male except FL Today they listed the description as: The man was described as in his late teens and about 6 feet tall. He has an average build and a short haircut, the police said. That is such a great publication isnt it? Seriously is that offensive or insensitive to state the suspect was a black male when the suspect is a black male watch the video for crying out loud.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.
So make some cash and put another Palm Bay punk thug in the crowbar hotel
Oct. 25, 2011
Somebody did call the crimeline and turn this lowlife prick in.
FL today reported: A tip to CRIMELINE has helped police arrest a suspect in the robbery of a 6-year-old boy inside an Asian restaurant.
Peter Cave, 18, confessed to snatching an iPhone from the child's hand at Lin's Garden, 3450 Bayside Lakes Blvd. and later selling it on Craigslist for $150.
On Oct. 21, police received a CRIMELINE tip in which the caller said he recognized the individual.
Cave is now charged with robbery by sudden snatching and grand theft. He faces up to five years in prison for each charge if convicted.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
One thing that has sucked about Palm Bay is the fact that Palm Bay has always been treated like Melbourne's Ugly little step sister to the South. IN fact Palm Bay was not even listed on most Florida maps until the early and mid eighties sure it was there in that big void between Vero and Melbourne. You may have found it in little tiny letters. There has always been this stigma about Palm Bay. Even after the population of Palm Bay surpassed that of Melbourne it did not get any respect from anyone especially the County. Perhaps it was the infrastructure problems and City Government problems or the Crime but The City of Palm Bay has had a bad reputation that has stuck with it for years. I personally think General Development Corp. was to blame. It was a place they sold as being Your Paradise in Florida. When you got here and took a look it was not much of a paradise. In fact it was a place where you did your time almost like a tour of duty. Just do your time and get out and head to greener pastures. It was a place where you could afford to buy a house but your roads totally sucked and the traffic was horrendous. Yes thanks to the Citizens voting for a tax increase improvements were made. Roads believe it or not have improved tremendously over the years and the traffic is not anywhere near as bad. But man did it SUCK. It used to be a place that when you came home from work you were not sure if some little punk had broken into your house and stole your stuff while you were gone.
When you called the police it might have taken several and yes I said several hours before the Palm Bay police would finally make it out to investigate the break in. There usually were quite a few people in line ahead of you. They always acted like it was your fault that someone broke into your house. If the police were lucky enough to catch the little bastards, usually when a citizen apprehended them. Brevard County Judge Francis Jamieson usually let them out with a light slap on the wrist and they were back to robbing houses within a week. Lets face the truth It really sucked. Despite the fact that Palm Bay has the largest population in Brevard County it does not get any respect.
The City was like four Cities in one. The Lockmar area , The Country Club area, Port Malabar area and everything else. There just was no rhyme or reason in the development. They just threw substandard construction houses up everywhere. And everybody wanted their section fixed first. The builders made out like bandits because after all the City did not want to upset them. Any proposal to improve newly built houses such as landscaping square footage or sidewalks were immediately shot down as too much money or not sensible. The loaded dump trucks with fill dirt continued to destroy the roads. And they kept building young peoples and people from up North their dream houses. The inspection process usually consisted of a "drive by". The building inspector would drive up in his vehicle look out his window and check the appropriate box. No inspector in Palm Bay was ever allowed on a ladder for insurance reasons. The permit fees and taxes from new construction had some cash flowing in which was spent faster then they could count it.
The whole Bayside thing kicked in. Which by the way shows that a plan does work . All the shitty roads were fixed up and landscaped so the golfers the City was trying to lure in would not have to drive through a third world like City to reach their first class golf course. You can polish a turd but it is still a turd. Yes Palm Bay Sucks but not so much BaySide.
When the Real Estate bubble was pumping up and Palm Bay house prices went crazy the City leaders eyes glazed over they sported wood and really stated to dream big dreams. They spent that cash as fast as they could get their hands on it.
The City is so large and construction so spread out that the police could not properly protect the City. If you called Dominoes Pizza and the Police Dominoes would be out at your door with a hot pizza long before the police would arrive.
There are some past incidents where the City Proved that they did not suck. Or at least certain departments.
I do not think anybody can complain about the way the City of Palm Bay workers handled the two hurricanes we had in one year.
When Hurricane Jean and Hurricane Francis hit I must say Palm Bay had their shit together compared to most of the County.
When the Mothers Day fires raged through out town I think our Fire Dept. did a fantastic job. That's what we pay them for. Another thing about Palm Bay that sucks is the way the Fire Department and their Union divided our city over their
unbelievable lucrative pension plan which the City did approve during one of those times when their eyes were glazed over with the dollar signs dancing in their heads. The Union's behavior during our election cycle was despicable. We learned the Firefighters were like everyone else in town they don't give a crap as long as they get theirs. It does not matter as long as they get theirs. God save you if you go up against the Fire Department. They will follow you around with video cameras, hire people to dig up dirt on you and flat out lie their asses off. Then smile and ask you to put a dollar in the boot for Jerry's kids. I gots mine! It does not matter that 99% of the people paying their salaries and funding their Pension have no pension of their own and have to pay for their own health insurance. I saw the Palm Bay firefighters in a whole new light after observing their behavior last elction cycle and about that freaking Pension. You may call them hero's and they do an outstanding job but they wants theirs Just like anybody else.
Just a little heads up... The City is looking to get a Fire fee passed separate from your taxes so do not cry after that gets passed. If you are against it start fighting now. The fee would take the fire department budget out of its general fund. What happens if you do not pay? Will the fire department not respond if your house is on fire. I would not doubt that for a second. It has happened in other places in the Country and I would not put it past Palm Bay.
The Palm Bay Garbage can and pick up schedule has been the biggest ado
in years around here. Never have I seen so many people so pissed off. Gee where were all of you concerned citizens when they were negotiating this deal. Probably the same place you were when they negotiated the Fireman's Pension plan. They bitch about the maggots they bitch about the flies they bitch about the size of the trash cans they bitch about the price. Hey I'm all for bitching but do it before they vote on it don't wait til the party is over to bitch
You should have been there before they inked the deal with Waste Management. There was another Company wanting to bid for the contract. That whole deal smells like... well garbage. Should have been there bitching on a Thursday evening in front of the City leaders. The whole Garbage deal is just another exanmple of why Palm Bay sucks.
The Point is yes Palm Bay does suck. Palm Bay has sucked. And Palm Bay will suck after all it is Palm Bay just ask around, just about everybody knows Palm Bay sucks and they will tell you.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Way back when I mean way back when before the 1600s the Ais Indians were roaming around this fine City. They apparently did not think it sucked too much because they hung around for a while and left their garbage in the form of large mounds of shells proving that they stayed here for years. Can you imagine what the Indian River must have been like. It must have been incredible. You would be hard pressed to find a clam in the river nowadays. There are some oysters out there but nothing that would even come close to what we had in the 1970s yet alone the 1600s. There was plenty to eat but the mosquitoes were most likely hell. So It probably did not suck.
In case you did not know Palm Bay used to be called Tillman and was populated in the early 1900s. Most of the population was centered around the neighborhood off Palm Bay Rd. where the Old St. Josephs Church is.
In 1925 The residents petitioned the Post office to change the name from Tillman to Palm Bay. Because of the Palm Trees that lined the area around Turkey Creek. It just sounds so much better then Tillman. Ahh the Beginning of Palm Bay. Did it suck then? Yes probably but then so did most of the state,there was no AC and the Mosquitoes were HELL!
In 1956 The City incorporated under the general laws of the state. It installed its first Town Council and mayor, Harry Pollak.
Hence the name of Pollak Park named in his honor. Under Pollaks leadership Palm Bay continued to grow, finally incorporating as a city on January 16, 1960. Did it suck then? No I think probably not. It was nice. No people coming from up North trying to change the area to what they left up north. The River was awesome the place was quiet and the mosquitoes were still bad but it did not suck.
The first time I ever set foot in Palm Bay was in 1972. Things were different alright. Radiation which is now Harris was the only thing here. Does any body remember Cox's truck stop on US1 where the dredge dump site is now. Best Patty melts around. GDC (General development Corp.) was in full sell the hell out of Palm Bay mode. Military people stationed around the globe got the sales pitch and the beautiful brochures describing Palm Bay as paradise. So they started making the payments on their lots for their future dream homes in Florida. In reality all GDC did was lay down miles of substandard roads and sell lots like hotcakes.
When I was a teenager it was the place to go party. You could drive out to the middle of nowhere which now is just about anywhere in Palm Bay have a bon fire and drink some beers. The Palm Bay Police Dept required their officers to wear helmets while driving their patrol cars. I swear it's true.
Did it suck then? No not really. It was rinky dink and at the same time wide open. People were growing weed all over Palm Bay back in the day. Planes would land on the roads and drop off bales. You could go shooting just about anywhere. The Bowling alley on Port Malabar was still open and the bar the Crews Club cranked on Friday nights. people from Harris would hit it for Happy hour and if you could not hook up and get laid after being there you had to be one sorry SOB.
Bill's Clipper Lounge on US1 Later to be called the Cedar Chest Rocked Out on the weekends they always had a kick ass band playing.
Castaway point was a place to go. Not like today where it has become a hangout for old homos who offer sexual favors in the rest room.
Rooney's formally the Harris House was another hangout with decent food and good drinks. There was nothing West of Babcock or South of Malabar. The only Grocery store was that shitty Winn Dixie on US1 until Publix opened up at Palm Bay and Babcock. People were happy when Gregs Fine Foods opened there on Malabar where Bealls outlet is now and Siggy's still exists. But Gregs closed when Greg snorted away the profits. Palm Bay did not suck too bad then but it was starting to.
The Building began and the roads fell apart. Our City government was an even bigger joke then then it is now. Talk about a good ole boy network. There was talk of building a baseball spring training complex and this was before I think Mazziotti even moved here.(General Development Corp.) GDC was still selling and lying and selling and lying and building and ripping people off and no one in our City Government really did anything to get matters concerning growth under control. It got worse when the dumb asses of Palm Bay elected Mel Broom a GDC VP to be Mayor. That's basically how we got the Majors Golf Course. Lets be real, isn't Joe Daddy's more Palm Bay then the Majors. The City was really starting to suck about this time. We had the people over Port Malabar suing the City because the City assessed their property to fix their roads. The roads were basically non existent All of the major feeder roads Jupiter, Emerson, Eldron and Americana were nothing More then a patch work of repaired and open pot holes. People who built there dream houses had to provide their own street signs on the roads leading to their house to get mail delivered. There was only one Post Office. The one located on Lipscom Street. Yes it sucked here but it was because of the out of controlled growth and a weak City Government that did not have a clue. There was absolutely no long term plan. Hell they could barely put together a short term plan. The council members were only interested in getting things in their own neighborhoods where they lived fixed and kissing GDCs ass. I remember their names Voltz, Deveki, Hall. Roads were crumbling and traffic was crazy. You newcomers do not have a clue. I know it sucks if your street is in terrible shape. Back then the whole City practically was.
If you lived in Palm Bay on April 23,1987 you will never forget it. It was the day
William Cruse went on his shooting spree and killed two Palm Bay Police Officers. Officer Ron Grogan who I knew from High School and and Gerald Douglas were gunned down in cold blood by Cruse who also shot and killed 4 citizens and wounded 10 others. We came together like I have never experienced in Palm Bay and mourned our losses and buried the dead.
Never has there been a bigger funeral in Palm Bay as the one for the police officers. There were police cars from around the United States stretching for miles down Babcock Street and the people of Palm Bay lined the streets to show our respect. We came together for once too bad it was for a massacre. Cruse died on Florida's Death Row on Nov.29,2009 at the age of 82 of Natural causes may he rot in hell.
These were the years of the decline and the beginning of the suckiness of Palm Bay. The town just grew too damn fast and the City is just too damn big an area. 65 Square miles or around that number with everybody racing in to build their dream house on their lot. No plans of any substantial nature were enforced. There were 2 bedroom no garage 500 sq. ft. homes being built next door to your 3 bed room 2 bath 2 car garage house. Everybody wanted their roads fixed and City Meetings were more entertainment to go to then staying home and watching Cheers on a Thursday night. Back then Mazziotti was a concerned hardware store owner with dreams of leadership. The Mayor sucked and the City Council sucked. The dirt bag Jim Greer thought he was a big shot. Hurricane Andrew blew more trash up here from South Florida. People with big insurance settlements and punk kids decided Palm Bay was a cheap place to live. So they moved on up and bought a $50,000 house. Compared to down south it was a bargin. Plenty of drywall and roofing jobs were available to Americans then.
The Mayors of years past Bob Douchebag Devecki, Mel GDC Bloom, Dr. Filaberto all promised solutions and the City Councils all had their eyes on being a County Commissioner. No one really stopped took a deep breath and tried to solve the rapid growth and all the problems that come with it. City Attorneys soaked us for years and the City has spent a fortune on studies. Always some big time over the top solution is proposed costing us big bucks and somebody's buddy is going to rake in our cash. Instead we just want to fix the freaking roads and the Citizens have and would have in the future paid for it again if the people in City Hall would just tone it down. Somebody always wants desert before dinner over there.
to be continued..
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
You are watching TV, and the News people come at you with the teaser "Brevard Man beats teen in backyard fight caught on video". See the video at 11:00. And you just know its a Palm Bay man but you are hoping it is Cocoa or Mims. The story has even made national news and by now it is a YouTube sensation.
We are the City of white trash, wannabe gangstas and evidently grown men with dreams and fantasies of being a UFC fighter.
From all the reports out there it seems that Gary Leroy Johnson, If you were playing the guess the race game before you saw the video you probably lost. You know what I am talking about, Anyway Gary Leroy Johnson age 35, was referee for some back yard fisticuffs between his teenage son and another 16 year old punk. Gary stated he wanted to make sure it was a fair fight. Seems Gary's son either pussed out or had enough so Gary decided to finish what his son could not or would not do.
First he congratulated the 16 year old with a little pat on the back then decided he could probably take the kid so Gary started whipping the boys ass. Gary is a big boy 6'5 220 lbs the kid was about 5'8'' maybe a buck fifty
So it did not take too much to knock the 16 year old tattooed punk on his ass. Gary then must have imagined him self in the
Octagon fighting the Iceman Chuck Liddell he got carried away because he jumped on the kid and started pounding and pummeling the punk into submission in front of his son, his wife and some fat guy with a beer all of which star in the video. The crowd was calling his name. Then thank goodness Gary Leroy Johnson age 35 white dude with no police record from Palm Bay and get this, an emergency room technician, comes to his senses and realizes he is not in a pay for view and he is not in the UFC Octagon. He is in his own backyard in Palm Bay Florida beating the crap out of some little 16 year old punk kid who whipped his son's ass. He gets up from straddling the young lad whom he just pummeled and comes back to the real world. He realizes time to cover my ass.There is no after fight press conference. He makes up some bull shit story for the police but he did not realize that he was being filmed after all.
Now Gary Leroy Johnson you are a star. You have made it to the big time. The National News has picked up the story and you have once again put Palm Bay on the map. Never mind dumb ass that you now probably lost your good job as an emergency room technician and now have been charged with felony counts of aggravated battery and child abuse, as well as misdemeanor counts of filing a false report, affray and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. You had to post a $35,000 bond to get your stupid ass out of the Crowbar hotel and now you need to hire a lawyer.
Now because you live in Palm Bay everybody who recognizes you is going to want to kick your ass just so you know it is not that easy to beat up a grown up. Gary you should have stayed with playing
UFC on the XBOX 360 because you are in a whole Heep of shit now. Gary you make us proud. You put Palm Bay back in the National News. Gary you are what makes Palm Bay the place to be.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
One of the responses from Palm Bay citizens when confronted about their wonderful City is "hey at least we are not Cocoa." Because it makes us feel better that we are not the worst place to live in the County because we all know Cocoa is worse. Is it?
What is our City Motto now? Palm Bay a place to grow. Grow what? Weed? Most of the problems were caused by all of this growing with the crappiest of all plans.... I do not think there were any plans. It kind of went like this. We had sixty three square miles of city when I moved here in the early 80s they put all of the resources and funds to the Lockmar area that's where most of the City Council resided at the time so that's where the money went first, ignoring the rest of the City. Then we got our settlement from GDC so that worthless property surrounding the "hole in the doughnut" became prime real estate because this third world city needed a First Class golf course which created the Bay Side section of Palm Bay. The people who live in Bay Side really do not want to even say they live in Palm Bay they always answer "We live in Bay Side". I got news for you. You live in Palm Bay assholes. Now all the neighborhoods surrounding the Bayside area now want to be included as residents of Bay Side because being from Palm Bay sucks.
Cocoa has the City Motto “The City of Community, Culture and Commerce” Yeah big freaking whoop from the Crime Reports you still have us beat on Crack Heads, whores and people committing Battery. Where is all the culture there in Cocoa? The Cocoa Village Play House? It is not in Cocoa. Cocoa Village is your Bayside. Commerce? Well we got ourselves a Super Walmart too.
I think Palm Bay is just full of culture.
Have you ever been to the Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Malabar Rd. after dark. That's culture on full display.
Cocoa has their "little Viet Nam" We have Madalyn Landings
and The Park in Palm Bay Apartments. . We have 3 Publix's how many does Cocoa have ... ? Cocoa beats us in murders and drive bys but we are working on that.
Cocoa High is in Cocoa and Palm Bay High is in Melbourne.
But we have two other High Schools,
Bay Side and Heritage High ahh yes
Heritage High full of culture.
Palm Bay has hotter City Council Members
I think Cocoa is worse but we are sure giving them a run for the top or rather bottom.
Here are some facts from the Census
Total Population in Cocoa, FL
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Cocoa, FL was 16,412.
Cocoa Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Cocoa was 7,797, which represents 47.5 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).
Male Population, Married in Cocoa, FL
There are an estimated 2,727 married men in the town. 45.8 percent of men over 15 years old in Cocoa are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.
The estimated female population in Cocoa is 8,615 which is 52.5 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).
Female Population, Married in Cocoa, Florida
There are an estimated 2,775 married women in the community. 41 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.
Median Age in Cocoa, FL
The median age of people living in Cocoa, FL was 36.4 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)
At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Cocoa was 1,156. There were 12,079 people above the age of 18, which represents 73.6 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 14.3 percent of the population (2,351) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.
One Race Percent in Cocoa, FL
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Cocoa, FL was 16,105.
White Population in Cocoa, FL
The estimated White population in the Cocoa community is 10,252, which is 62.5 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).
Black Population in Cocoa, Florida
The estimated Black/African American population is 5,298, which is 32.3 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).
American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Cocoa, FL
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Cocoa, FL was 104.
Asian Population in Cocoa, Florida
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 154.
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Cocoa, FL
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Cocoa was an estimated 38.
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 259, while those of “two or more races” was 307 at the time of the last census.
The Hispanic population in the Cocoa community was 809, or 4.9 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).
Household Population in Cocoa, FL
The household population number in Cocoa was 16,333.
Group Quarters Population in Cocoa, FL
Group Quarters population in the community was 79.
Average Household Size in Cocoa, FL
The average household size in Cocoa is 2.35 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).
Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 2.97 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).
Total Housing Units in Cocoa, FL
At the time of the last census survey, there were 8,064 total housing units in Cocoa.
The number of occupied housing units was 6,939, or 86 of the total units in town. Of these, 4,038 were owner-occupied (58.2), and 2,901 were renter-occupied (41.8, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 1,125 vacant homes in Cocoa at the time of the last complete survey.
Median Home Values in Cocoa, Florida
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 3,271, with a median value in dollars of 66,100.
Monthly Owner Costs in Cocoa, FL
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $752 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Cocoa, average costs per month were $227 (national average was $295).
High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 8,090 people in the community had a high school degree, or 75.5 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Cocoa, Florida
1,466 people in Cocoa also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 13.7 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).
Civilian Veterans in Cocoa, FL
The number of Civilian Veterans in Cocoa was 2,156, or 17.7 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).
Disability Status in Cocoa, FL
In 2000, there were 4,277 people in Cocoa, FL listed as disabled.
Foreign Born in Cocoa, FL
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 1,350 people in Cocoa who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 8.8 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.
Percentage In Labor Force in Cocoa, Florida
There were 7,566 in the labor force in Cocoa at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 60.4 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Cocoa was 25.1 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.
Median Household Income in Cocoa, FL
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $27,062. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.
Median Family Income in Cocoa, FL
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $31,243. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.
Per Capita Income in Cocoa, Florida
Per capita income in Cocoa in the last full census was 15,665. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.
Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Cocoa numbered 906, or 21.8 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.
Individuals below the poverty level in Cocoa, FL
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 3,951, or 24.1 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.
Total Population in Palm Bay, FL
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Palm Bay, FL was 79,413.
Palm Bay Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Palm Bay was 38,723, which represents 48.8 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).
Male Population, Married in Palm Bay, FL
There are an estimated 17,689 married men in the town. 59.9 percent of men over 15 years old in Palm Bay are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.
The estimated female population in Palm Bay is 40,690 which is 51.2 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).
Female Population, Married in Palm Bay, Florida
There are an estimated 18,073 married women in the community. 55.8 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.
Median Age in Palm Bay, FL
The median age of people living in Palm Bay, FL was 37.2 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)
At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Palm Bay was 4,876. There were 58,330 people above the age of 18, which represents 73.5 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 14.7 percent of the population (11,679) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.
One Race Percent in Palm Bay, FL
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Palm Bay, FL was 77,304.
White Population in Palm Bay, FL
The estimated White population in the Palm Bay community is 64,755, which is 81.5 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).
Black Population in Palm Bay, Florida
The estimated Black/African American population is 8,983, which is 11.3 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).
American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Palm Bay, FL
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Palm Bay, FL was 281.
Asian Population in Palm Bay, Florida
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 1,354.
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Palm Bay, FL
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Palm Bay was an estimated 37.
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 1,894, while those of “two or more races” was 2,109 at the time of the last census.
The Hispanic population in the Palm Bay community was 6,850, or 8.6 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).
Household Population in Palm Bay, FL
The household population number in Palm Bay was 79,023.
Group Quarters Population in Palm Bay, FL
Group Quarters population in the community was 390.
Average Household Size in Palm Bay, FL
The average household size in Palm Bay is 2.6 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).
Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.03 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).
Total Housing Units in Palm Bay, FL
At the time of the last census survey, there were 32,902 total housing units in Palm Bay.
The number of occupied housing units was 30,336, or 92.2 of the total units in town. Of these, 22,858 were owner-occupied (75.3), and 7,478 were renter-occupied (24.7, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 2,566 vacant homes in Palm Bay at the time of the last complete survey.
Median Home Values in Palm Bay, Florida
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 20,476, with a median value in dollars of 78,300.
Monthly Owner Costs in Palm Bay, FL
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $762 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Palm Bay, average costs per month were $237 (national average was $295).
High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 43,755 people in the community had a high school degree, or 83.7 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Palm Bay, Florida
8,735 people in Palm Bay also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 16.7 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).
Civilian Veterans in Palm Bay, FL
The number of Civilian Veterans in Palm Bay was 11,075, or 19 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).
Disability Status in Palm Bay, FL
In 2000, there were 16,490 people in Palm Bay, FL listed as disabled.
Foreign Born in Palm Bay, FL
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 9,322 people in Palm Bay who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 12.5 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.
Percentage In Labor Force in Palm Bay, Florida
There were 37,925 in the labor force in Palm Bay at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 62.4 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Palm Bay was 25.9 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.
Median Household Income in Palm Bay, FL
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $36,508. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.
Median Family Income in Palm Bay, FL
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $41,636. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.
Per Capita Income in Palm Bay, Florida
Per capita income in Palm Bay in the last full census was 16,992. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.
Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Palm Bay numbered 1,567, or 7.1 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.
Individuals below the poverty level in Palm Bay, FL
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 7,471, or 9.5 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.
Now these numbers probably changed during the most recent census but I do think that yup we are better then Cocoa
Sunday, August 14, 2011
2 p.m. Aug. 9. -- Arrested: Michael Alan Tompkins, 34, of 410 Saul Road, Palm Bay. Charges: failed to redeliver hired or leased property, possession of firearm or ammo by convicted felon, possession of controlled substance without valid Rx, Possession and/or use of narcotics equipment.
2:29 p.m. Aug. 9. -- Arrested: Michele Martin Grant, 51, of 572 Audobon Ave., Palm Bay. Charge: driving while license suspended -- habitual offender.
1:07 a.m. Aug. 9. -- Arrested: Russel Martin Erdos, 26, of 3127 Lowry Blvd., Palm Bay. Charges: robbery by sudden snatching without a firearm, grand theft of property. Battery, resisting arrest without violence.
7:15 p.m. Aug. 9. -- Arrested: Meggan Lee Blackstone, 24, of 1563 Dallam Ave., Palm Bay. Charge: Petit larceny, first offense.
8:05 a.m. Aug. 9. -- Arrested: Jean Kelly Lauriston, 27, of 1750 Bottlebrush, Palm Bay. Charges: felony battery, Kidnap-false imprisonment of an adult, possession of controlled substance without valid Rx.
10:36 a.m. Aug. 9. -- Arrested: Dana Scott Swain, 50, of 757 Morning Cove Circle S.E., Palm Bay. Charge: violation of probation.
2:05 a.m. Aug. 9. -- Arrested: Dana Vincent Hernandez, 29, of 839 Onyx Drive, Palm Bay. Charges: Failure to appear, violation of probation.
6:35 p.m. July 30. -- Arrested: Christopher Edward Marr, 30, of 1634 Saipan St., Palm Bay. Charge: out-of-county warrant.
3:53 p.m. Aug. 11. -- Arrested: Wayne A. Allen, 50, of 584 Laurel Oak Court N.E., Palm Bay. Charge: Battery.
11:33 a.m. Aug. 11. -- Arrested: James Charles Visconti, 46, of 1197 Hooper Ave. N.E., Palm Bay. Charges: passing a forged or altered ID to a secondhand dealer, Dealing in stolen property.
12:20 p.m. Aug. 11. -- Arrested: Michael W. Biggs, 33, of 2930 Kirkland Ave., Palm Bay. Charges: Dealing in stolen property., fraud -- giving false ID to a secondhand dealer.
3 a.m. Aug. 12. -- Arrested: Ronald R. Webb, 42, of 1732 Fallon Blvd., Palm Bay. Charges: out-of-county warrant, fugitive.
7:16 p.m. Aug. 11. -- Arrested: Thomas J. Roy, 40, of 1511 Tree Ridge Lane, Palm Bay. Charges: Unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, Dealing in stolen property., fraud -- giving false ID to a secondhand dealer, grand theft of property.
9:15 a.m. Aug. 11. -- Arrested: Delores Belinda English, 48, of 2155 Drive Harvey Riley St., Palm Bay. Charges: Sale of marijuana -- schedule 1., possession of controlled substance without valid Rx.
2:41 p.m. Aug. 10. -- Arrested: Steven Paul Eldridge, 39, of 607 Tarr Ave., Palm Bay. Charges: Failure to appear., Fraud- false ID given to law enforcement officer.
11:35 a.m. Aug. 10. -- Arrested: Jerry Lee Mitchell, 39, of 2861 Glasner Ave., Palm Bay. Charges: Failure to appear., fugitive from justice.
10:53 a.m. Aug. 10. -- Arrested: Michael Davone Cameron, 24, of 564 E. Malabar Road S.W., Palm Bay. Charges: viol probation felony, possession of controlled substance without valid Rx.
2:53 p.m. Aug. 10. -- Arrested: Fredrick Rayshard Clemons, 22, of 1672 Raymore St. N.W., Palm Bay. Charges: driving while license suspended -- habitual offender, violation of probation.
12:15 p.m. Aug. 10. -- Arrested: Monique M. Howard, 41, of 1399 Eldron Blvd., Palm Bay. Charge: Petit larceny, first offense.