West Palm Beach, Florida Population 2019

West Palm Beach, Florida's estimated population is 111,398 according to the most recent United States census estimates. West Palm Beach, Florida is the 20th largest city in Florida based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2042.41 people/mi² (788.57 people/km²).

The overall median age is 39.6 years, 37.8 years for males, and 40.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 53,701 households in the city, with an average size of 2.51 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3%, with a median rent of $1156/month. The median house has 4.4 rooms, and has a value of $218,200.

The median income for households in West Palm Beach, Florida is $49,054, while the mean household income is $74,782.

How Many People Live in West Palm Beach, Florida?

111,398
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018111,3981,0530.95%
2017110,3451,5551.43%
2016108,7901,8971.77%
2015106,8932,5432.44%
2014104,3509070.88%
2013103,4439030.88%
2012102,5401,0411.03%
2011101,4996820.68%
2010100,81718,7142.07%
200082,10314,4601.96%
199067,6434,3380.66%
198063,3055,9300.99%
197057,3751,1670.21%
196056,20813,0462.68%
195043,1629,4692.51%
194033,6937,0832.39%
193026,61017,95111.88%
19208,6590.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20186,198,78249,0950.79%
20176,149,68762,7521.02%
20166,086,93588,6511.46%
20155,998,28477,2541.29%
20145,921,03071,6191.21%
20135,849,41177,6801.33%
20125,771,73178,2001.35%
20115,693,531109,9841.93%
20105,583,5470.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White61,809
Black or African American36,597
Some Other Race3,247
Asian2,977
Two or More Races1,956
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander147
American Indian and Alaska Native72

West Palm Beach Fl Population Pyramid 2019

West Palm Beach Fl Median Age

39.6


Total

37.8


Male

40.9


Female

West Palm Beach Fl Adults

There are 86,860 adults, (19,750 of whom are seniors) in West Palm Beach Fl.

West Palm Beach Fl Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Palm Beach Fl Sex Ratio

Female

55,332

51.81%

Male

51,473

48.19%

West Palm Beach Fl Households and Families

West Palm Beach Fl Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Palm Beach Fl Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.3%35.7%
All48.6%51.4%
Non Family42.6%57.4%
Female36.9%63.1%
Male31.8%68.2%

48.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,3552.5148.6
Non Family19,3111.4442.6
Married13,9463.1564.3
Female6,334436.9
Male1,7643.8431.8

3.33

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Palm Beach Fl Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,5807.33%
9th to 12th Grade5,4647.18%
High School Graduate19,39725.47%
Some College13,38417.58%
Associates Degree6,5868.65%
Bachelors Degree15,83920.80%
Graduate Degree9,89312.99%

West Palm Beach Fl Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,14032,61116,122
Black23,19719,1314,843
Hispanic16,11910,8093,708
Asian2,0651,930979
Other Race1,8811,234346
Multiple Races925863329
Islander9292
Native American59

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,612$33,042$30,399
Less Than High School$18,513$19,200$16,879
High School Grad$26,197$29,274$21,958
Some College$32,108$35,367$30,596
Bachelors Degree$41,574$51,286$36,314
Graduate Degree$60,727$79,858$54,020

$31,612

Average Earnings

$33,042

Average Male

$30,399

Average Female

West Palm Beach Fl Language

West Palm Beach Fl Language by Age

West Palm Beach Fl Language

68.54% of West Palm Beach Fl residents speak only English, while 31.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.37% of the population.

West Palm Beach Fl Poverty

West Palm Beach Fl Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black36,0228,08822.45%
Hispanic24,1746,71927.79%
White39,8353,9739.97%
Other3,18387127.36%
Asian2,89445415.69%
Multiple1,85638320.64%
Islander147147100.00%

18.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.47%

Male Poverty Rate

20.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Palm Beach Fl

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Palm Beach Fl is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Palm Beach Fl is White, with 9.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.50%
High School19.01%
Some College10.86%
Bachelors or Greater6.69%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.04%
Female Unemployed34.59%
Female Employed10.73%
Male Employed9.25%

West Palm Beach Fl Income

West Palm Beach Fl Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,054$74,782
Families$55,252$86,943
Married Families$75,117$110,650
Non Families$40,048$58,510

West Palm Beach Fl Marital Status

West Palm Beach Fl Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Palm Beach Fl Married by Age and Sex

West Palm Beach Fl Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Palm Beach Fl Marital Status by Race

West Palm Beach Fl Veterans

4,851

Number of Veterans

4,473

Male Veterans

378

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,824
First Gulf War607
Second Gulf War562
Korea515
World War II444

West Palm Beach Fl Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5336.64%
Black1,2394.51%
Hispanic4602.46%
2 or More393.36%
Asian311.24%
Other90.40%

West Palm Beach Fl Veterans by Education

10.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Palm Beach Fl Employment Status

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

West Palm Beach Fl Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

36.08%

Born in Florida

72.98%

Native Born

27.02%

Foreign Born

14.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.98% of West Palm Beach Fl residents were born in the United States, with 36.08% having been born in Florida. 14.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.