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 1,232 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Palm Beach Shores, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,232
Daytime Population: Workers 806
Daytime Population: Residents 680
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,486
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 1,232
Population in Familes 686
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,531
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $47,191
Average Household Income $78,607
Per Capita Income $46,885


Total Housing Units 1,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (27.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 605 (45.3%)
Median Home Value $438,415
Average Home Value $495,083


Total Households 731
Average Household Size 1.69
Family Households 295
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.05% 1.27%
Households 1.0% 1.18%
Families -0.19% 1.06%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 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 # 729 21st
Population Density # 141 85th
Diversity Index # 852 7th
Median Household Income # 466 49th
Per Capita Income # 95 90th

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