South Palm Beach, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Palm Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of South Palm Beach had a population of 1,254 as of July 1, 2017. 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 26.5914 and longitude -80.0378 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Palm Beach (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2407372) 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.

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


Total Population 1,254
Daytime Population: Workers 217
Daytime Population: Residents 861
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,078
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 1,254
Population in Familes 769
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10,162
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $70,099
Average Household Income $124,576
Per Capita Income $78,257


Total Housing Units 1,576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 624 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 784 (49.7%)
Median Home Value $408,163
Average Home Value $535,737


Total Households 792
Average Household Size 1.58
Family Households 360
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 0.95% 1.18%
Households 0.9% 1.09%
Families 1.08% 0.98%
Median Household Income   4.11%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 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 # 724 21st
Population Density # 15 98th
Diversity Index # 815 12th
Median Household Income # 133 86th
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

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