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The City of West Palm Beach had a population of 121,007 as of July 1, 2023. 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 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 City of West 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 City of West Palm Beach is located within West Palm Beach CCD of Palm Beach County.
|Total Population||121,007 (100%)|
|Population in Households||117,745 (97.3%)|
|Population in Families||81,581 (67.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||3,262 ( 2.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$62,076|
|Average Household Income||$92,375|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||35%|
|Per Capita Income||$40,168|
|Socioeconomic Status Index6||Low (44.2)|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||59,990 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||24,513 (40.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||27,983 (46.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||7,494 (12.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$364,944|
|Average Home Value||$457,977|
|Housing Affordability Index3||68|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.63%|
|Per Capita Income||3.47%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.53%|
The table below compares West Palm Beach to the other 955 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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.
|Total Population||# 17||98th|
|Population Density||# 367||62nd|
|Median Household Income||# 454||53rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 212||22nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 361||62nd|
|Diversity Index||# 131||86th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.