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


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South Palm Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of South Palm Beach had a population of 1,219 as of July 1, 2016. South Palm Beach 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 South Palm Beach is located at latitude 26.5914 and longitude -80.0378 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Palm Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of South Palm Beach (GNIS ID: 2407372) 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 South Palm Beach is located within Lake Worth CCD of Palm Beach County.

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


Total Population 1,219
Population in Households 1,219
Population in Familes 749
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 9,878
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 764
Average Household Size 1.6
Family Households 347
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 602 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 764 (50.0%)
Median Home Value $406,000
Average Home Value $551,329


Median Household Income $67,821
Average Household Income $121,502
Per Capita Income $75,810
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.97%
Households 0.47% 0.85%
Families 0.66% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

South Palm Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Palm Beach 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 # 726 21st
Population Density1 # 15 98th
Diversity Index2 # 817 11th
Median Household Income # 129 86th
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

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