Lake Worth, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Worth, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Worth had a population of 36,719 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Worth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Worth is located at latitude 26.6197 and longitude -80.0587 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Worth (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.79 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Lake Worth (GNIS ID: 2404870) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lake Worth is located within Lake Worth CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Worth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Worth, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,719
Population in Households 36,050
Population in Familes 24,282
Population in Group Qrtrs 669
Population Density1 6,249
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 13,489
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 7,080
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,848 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,641 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,814 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $149,827
Average Home Value $204,600


Median Household Income $37,048
Average Household Income $50,865
Per Capita Income $19,489
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 1.06%
Households 0.64% 1.01%
Families 0.26% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Lake Worth, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Worth to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 101 89th
Population Density1 # 74 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 27 97th
Median Household Income # 696 24th
Per Capita Income # 679 26th

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