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West Palm Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of West Palm Beach had a population of 108,505 as of July 1, 2017. West Palm Beach ranks in the upper 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 West Palm Beach is located at latitude 26.7464 and longitude -80.1251 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Palm Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.17 sq. miles and a water area of 2.87 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of West Palm Beach (GNIS ID: 2405713) 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 City of West Palm Beach is located within West Palm Beach CCD of Palm Beach County.

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


Total Population 108,505
Daytime Population: Workers 89,606
Daytime Population: Residents 56,924
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 146,530
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 105,635
Population in Familes 73,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,870
Population Density2 1,967
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $47,029
Average Household Income $72,093
Per Capita Income $31,604


Total Housing Units 56,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,076 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,255 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,624 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $220,741
Average Home Value $290,624


Total Households 46,330
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 24,342
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.14% 1.13%
Households 1.06% 1.12%
Families 0.74% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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

The table below compares West 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 # 20 98th
Population Density # 395 57th
Diversity Index # 90 90th
Median Household Income # 469 49th
Per Capita Income # 296 68th

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