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


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West Palm Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of West Palm Beach had a population of 102,154 as of July 1, 2015. West Palm Beach ranks in the upper 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 West Palm Beach is located at latitude 26.7464 and longitude -80.1251 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Palm Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.17 sq. miles and a water area of 2.87 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of West Palm Beach (GNIS ID: 2405713) 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 West Palm Beach is located within West Palm Beach CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Palm Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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West Palm Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 102,154
Population in Households 99,293
Population in Familes 69,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,861
Population Density1 1,848
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 43,790
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 23,041
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 55,558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,234 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,556 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,768 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $177,548
Average Home Value $238,348


Median Household Income $42,682
Average Household Income $61,654
Per Capita Income $26,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.73%
Households 0.39% 0.79%
Families -0.02% 0.52%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.


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

The table below compares West Palm Beach to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 21 98th
Population Density1 # 403 56th
Diversity Index2 # 91 90th
Median Household Income # 500 46th
Per Capita Income # 351 62nd

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