Palm Beach Shores, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palm Beach Shores, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Palm Beach Shores had a population of 1,204 as of July 1, 2016. Palm Beach Shores ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Palm Beach Shores is located at latitude 26.7774 and longitude -80.0344 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Palm Beach Shores (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Palm Beach Shores (GNIS ID: 2407068) 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 Town of Palm Beach Shores is located within Riviera Beach CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm Beach Shores 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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Palm Beach Shores, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,204
Population in Households 1,204
Population in Familes 671
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,428
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 710
Average Household Size 1.7
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (26.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 360 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 620 (46.6%)
Median Home Value $444,667
Average Home Value $508,524


Median Household Income $44,837
Average Household Income $73,763
Per Capita Income $43,668
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 1.2%
Households 0.69% 1.08%
Families -0.76% 0.9%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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 Shores, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Beach Shores 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 # 731 21st
Population Density1 # 139 85th
Diversity Index2 # 851 8th
Median Household Income # 465 50th
Per Capita Income # 101 89th

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