West Palm Beach, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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West Palm Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of West Palm Beach had a population of 108,733 as of July 1, 2018. 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 26.7153 and longitude -80.0534 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.

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


Total Population 108,733
Population in Households 105,809
Population in Familes 72,758
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,924
Population Density2 1,971
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $48,514
Average Household Income $74,966
Per Capita Income $32,912


Total Housing Units 57,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,046 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,468 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,250 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $234,268
Average Home Value $310,534


Total Households 46,515
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 24,353
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.03% 1.18%
Households 0.98% 1.26%
Families 0.66% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

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, 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 # 21 98th
Population Density # 395 57th
Diversity Index # 93 90th
Median Household Income # 479 48th
Per Capita Income # 295 68th

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