Palm Beach, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Palm Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Palm Beach had a population of 8,654 as of July 1, 2018. 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 26.7056 and longitude -80.0364 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.

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Palm Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,654
Population in Households 8,654
Population in Familes 5,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,059
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $112,396
Average Household Income $175,450
Per Capita Income $100,883


Total Housing Units 9,316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,079 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 887 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,350 (46.7%)
Median Home Value $978,182
Average Home Value $1,238,119


Total Households 4,966
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 2,484
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.44% 0.7%
Households 0.42% 0.68%
Families 0.15% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2018 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 # 354 62nd
Population Density # 382 59th
Diversity Index # 840 8th
Median Household Income # 20 98th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

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