The Timucua people, attracted to the mouth of Turkey Creek at the Indian River by freshwater springs, fish, oysters, and wildlife, are thought to have been the first inhabitants in the Palm Bay area.
Palm Bay has a total area of 68.8 square miles, of which 65.7 square miles is land and 3.1 square miles, or 4.56%, is water.
The city is often referred to in four quadrants: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast, each containing multiple zip codes.
The city was incorporated in 1960, and its growth was greatly stimulated by the development and spread of the aerospace industries associated with the John F. Kennedy Space Center and U.S. Air Force installations.
Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States.
The estimated population of Palm Bay is 122,942, as of 2021, making it the most populous city in the county and the largest by land mass.
The average elevation of Palm Bay is 23 ft above sea level, with a minimum of -3ft and a maximum elevation of 49 ft.
Tourism and high-technology industries are important to the economy, and the area has a sizeable retiree population.
The original name of the city was Tillman, however, it was renamed Palm Bay in the 1920s.
In 2012, Palm Bay had the lowest walkability of any city in the United States with a population of over 100,000 people & In 2018, The city’s voters approved a bond referendum to pave the city’s failing roadways.