Palm Beach, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palm Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Palm Beach had a population of 8,735 as of July 1, 2017. Palm Beach ranks in 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 is located at latitude 26.685 and longitude -80.0372 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Palm Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.2 sq. miles and a water area of 6.92 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Palm Beach (GNIS ID: 2407067) 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 is located within West Palm Beach CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm Beach 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, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,735
Daytime Population: Workers 16,571
Daytime Population: Residents 6,216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,787
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.61
Population in Households 8,735
Population in Familes 5,755
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,078
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $108,352
Average Household Income $169,560
Per Capita Income $97,416


Total Housing Units 9,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,135 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 877 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,435 (46.9%)
Median Home Value $996,795
Average Home Value $856,592


Total Households 5,012
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 2,509
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 0.63% 0.89%
Households 0.6% 0.82%
Families 0.31% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Palm Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Beach 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 # 349 62nd
Population Density # 379 59th
Diversity Index # 849 8th
Median Household Income # 23 98th
Per Capita Income # 5 100th

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