The City of West Palm Beach had a population of 106,659 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.
|Population in Households||103,805|
|Population in Familes||72,190|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,854|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||56,578 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||20,633 (36.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||24,642 (43.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||11,303 (20.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$213,567|
|Average Home Value||$292,215|
|Median Household Income||$44,436|
|Average Household Income||$68,329|
|Per Capita Income||$29,822|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.94%|
|Per Capita Income||1.8%|
The table below compares West 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.
|Total Population||# 20||98th|
|Population Density1||# 393||57th|
|Diversity Index2||# 92||90th|
|Median Household Income||# 475||48th|
|Per Capita Income||# 296||68th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.