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Lake Worth, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Worth had a population of 37,847 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lake Worth, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,847
Daytime Population: Workers 10,261
Daytime Population: Residents 19,415
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,676
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 37,174
Population in Familes 25,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 673
Population Density2 6,441
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $38,752
Average Household Income $53,552
Per Capita Income $20,443


Total Housing Units 17,467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,994 (34.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,891 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,582 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $164,646
Average Home Value $207,201


Total Households 13,885
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 7,335
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.12% 1.16%
Households 0.96% 1.09%
Families 0.71% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2017 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 # 99 89th
Population Density # 73 92nd
Diversity Index # 27 97th
Median Household Income # 685 26th
Per Capita Income # 677 26th

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