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The Town of South Palm Beach had a population of 1,242 as of July 1, 2021. South Palm Beach 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 South Palm Beach is located at latitude 26.589 and longitude -80.0387 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Palm Beach encompass a land area of 0.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of South Palm Beach 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 South Palm Beach is located within Lake Worth CCD of Palm Beach County.

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South Palm Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,242 (100%)
Population in Households 1,242 (100.0%)
Population in Families 760 (61.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 12,383
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $79,495
Average Household Income $121,144
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $76,314
Wealth Index5 213


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 630 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 732 (48.2%)
Median Home Value $383,712
Average Home Value $530,008
Housing Affordability Index3 127


Total Households 788
Average Household Size 1.58
Family Households 357
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.52% 0.7%
Households 0.54% 0.68%
Families 0.62% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.9%

South Palm Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Palm Beach to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 737 20th
Population Density # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 162 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 356 39th
Per Capita Income # 33 97th
Diversity Index # 791 14th

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