Palm Beach County FL Information


Palm Beach County Subdivisions

Palm Beach County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,408,220
Population in Households 1,387,536
Population in Familes 1,073,460
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,684
Population Density1 715
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 571,057
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 354,391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 695,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381,021 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 190,036 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 124,684 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $246,653
Average Home Value $329,602


Median Household Income $53,638
Average Household Income $81,840
Per Capita Income $33,591
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.18%
Households 0.77% 1.03%
Families 0.63% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Palm Beach County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Beach County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density1 # 10 87th
Diversity Index2 # 12 84th
Median Household Income # 10 87th
Per Capita Income # 6 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.