West Palm Beach, FL

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.11.21)

 

AGE IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years8,2077.6%
25 to 29 years9,4418.7%
30 to 34 years7,3996.8%
35 to 39 years7,2226.7%
40 to 44 years7,0376.5%
45 to 49 years6,1815.7%
50 to 54 years7,1706.6%
55 to 59 years6,7276.2%
60 to 64 years6,6656.2%
65 to 69 years5,9135.5%
70 to 74 years4,7514.4%
75 to 79 years3,6553.4%
80 to 84 years2,7752.6%
85+ years2,9782.7%

The median age in West Palm Beach is 39.8 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White62,65157.8%
Black or African American37,15534.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native700.1%
Asian3,0632.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander810.1%
Other3,2443.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade5,4627.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma5,5997.2%
High school graduate (includes GED)19,49225.0%
Some college, no degree13,95917.9%
Associate’s degree6,6048.5%
Bachelor’s degree16,56521.3%
Graduate or professional degree10,23313.1%
High school graduate or higher66,85385.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher26,79834.4%
Less than Bachelor’s degree51,11665.6%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0006.2%
$10,000 to $14,9995.3%
$15,000 to $24,99910.8%
$25,000 to $34,99911.3%
$35,000 to $49,99914.6%
$50,000 to $74,99919.1%
$75,000 to $99,99910.9%
$100,000 to $149,99911.5%
$150,000 to $199,9995.0%
$200,000 or more5.2%

Median household income: $51,635

Mean household income: $77,556

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$19,694
High school graduate (includes GED)$26,713
Some college or Associate’s degree$32,379
Bachelor’s degree$43,598
Graduate or professional degree$59,600

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 91,943 NA
Never married35,61638.7%
Now married (except separated)36,15939.3%
Separated1,6931.8%
Widowed5,5366.0%
Divorced12,93914.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line17,69216.6%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Owner-occupied housing units20,087
Renter-occupied housing units21,604
Single-family detached units20,746
Homeownership rate48.2%
Vacancy rate21.0%
Renters rate51.8%
Average housing value$321,760
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,099
Average rent$1,128

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Average income$77,556
Average household size2.53
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force64.6%
Percent disabled11.0%
Percent with health coverage83.5%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)22.6
Percent workers using public transportation2.3%
Percent veterans5.6%
Percent foreign born27.8%
Percent speaking Spanish at home10.6%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Total consumer expenditures per household$68,141.72
Alcoholic beverages$536.27
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$314.91
Beer consumed away from home$94.04
Wine consumed away from home$47.93
Apparel & services$1,999.88
Men’s apparel$387.16
Women’s apparel$666.93
Children’s apparel$296.53
Boys’ apparel$99.84
Girls’ apparel$110.76
Footwear$459.20
Dining out (food away from home)$3,424.69
Dining out – Breakfast$354.08
Dining out – Lunch$1,065.37
Dining out – Dinner$1,591.33
Education$1,386.81
Entertainment / recreation$2,910.71
Club membership fees$209.67
Dating services$0.82
Pet food$230.63
Pet services$57.57
Food consumed at home$4,804.66
Bakery products consumed at home$628.59
Dairy products consumed at home$489.81
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$942.67
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,072.56
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$471.78
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,671.04
Health care$5,281.91
Medical services$966.32
Nonprescription drugs$132.61
Household Services$1,840.87
Care for the elderly and handicapped$70.37
Lawn and garden services$379.68
Housekeeping services$155.21
PC repair$6.40
Housing$21,771.38
Home improvements$2,164.62
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,459.19
Phone services$1,644.08
Water$641.82
Life and other insurance$379.01
Pensions and social security$7,133.89
Personal care products and services$821.63
Hair care products$98.47
Personal care products$351.03
Local transportation$7,835.94
Gasoline$2,054.20
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,083.90
Travel$1,961.90
Airline fares$489.40
Auto / truck rental on trips$23.28
Lodging on trips$528.33
Food and drink on trips$475.83
Entertainment on trips$163.33

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN PALM BEACH COUNTY (home to WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA)

% with any debt in collections32%
Average debt in collections$1,660
% with medical debt in collections19%
Average medical debt in collections$953
% with student loan debt13%
Average student loan debt$19,493
Average monthly student loan payment$178
% with auto debt32%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

YearPopulationPercent
January 20192,2543.8%
February 20191,9093.2%
March 20191,8373.1%
April 20191,7332.9%
May 20191,8223.1%
June 20192,0233.4%
July 20192,0093.4%
August 20191,9693.3%
September 20191,7873.0%
October 20191,7783.0%
November 20191,7472.9%
December 20191,6842.8%
January 20201,9293.2%
February 20201,8423.1%
March 20202,4694.2%
April 20207,66214.4%
May 20207,69113.9%
June 20206,05910.9%
July 20207,25412.7%
August 20205,1139.0%
September 20204,3357.6%
October 20204,1227.1%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)