Lake Worth, Florida Population 2020

38,747
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Lake Worth is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 38,747, it is the 79th largest city in Florida and the 1021st largest city in the United States. Lake Worth is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 10.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,910 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Lake Worth has a population density of 6,575 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lake Worth is $55,488 with a poverty rate of 24.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,062 per month, and the median house value is $182,700. The median age in Lake Worth is 36.4 years, 37 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 109.2 males.

Lake Worth Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lake Worth was:

  • White: 74.50%
  • Black or African American: 16.53%
  • Other race: 4.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.12%
  • Asian: 1.39%
  • Native American: 1.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Lake Worth, Florida is 38,747, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,267.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,910.

Lake Worth, Florida Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,10774.50%
Black or African American6,23616.53%
Some Other Race1,6014.24%
Two or More Races8012.12%
Asian5231.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native4511.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.02%
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Lake Worth Population Pyramid 2020

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Lake Worth Median Age

36.4


Total

37


Male

34.9


Female

Lake Worth Adults

There are 29,726 adults, (5,174 of whom are seniors) in Lake Worth.

Lake Worth Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Worth Sex Ratio

Female

18,036

47.81%

Male

19,692

52.19%

Lake Worth Households and Families

Lake Worth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake Worth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.2%38.8%
All44.4%55.6%
Non Family40.9%59.1%
Male30%70%
Female28.6%71.4%

44.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1442.8344.4
Non Family6,2001.5440.9
Married3,9623.6561.2
Female1,6554.4528.6
Male1,3274.3530

3.68

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

11.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lake Worth Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,61821.31%
9th to 12th Grade2,68610.19%
High School Graduate6,77925.71%
Some College4,65317.65%
Associates Degree1,8717.10%
Bachelors Degree3,13811.90%
Graduate Degree1,6226.15%
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Lake Worth Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,20410,3073,368
Hispanic10,3534,633861
Black4,2592,636418
Other Race1,06739955
Multiple Races44132795
Native American309146
Asian27424063
Islander99

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 white people with a rate of 30.06%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,733$26,235$25,000
Less Than High School$20,004$21,083$16,683
High School Grad$25,288$25,764$24,708
Some College$28,937$31,038$26,469
Bachelors Degree$45,067$49,667$42,697
Graduate Degree$55,398$62,917$54,413

$25,733

Average Earnings

$26,235

Average Male

$25,000

Average Female

Lake Worth Language

Lake Worth Language by Age

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Lake Worth Language

45.03% of Lake Worth residents speak only English, while 54.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 42.67% of the population.

Lake Worth Poverty

Lake Worth Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,4624,89828.05%
White12,5962,31718.39%
Black6,1251,88230.73%
Other1,58044127.91%
Multiple79624130.28%
Native4516414.19%

24.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.86%

Male Poverty Rate

25.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Worth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Worth is Black, with 30.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Worth is Native, with 14.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.35%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.29%
Some College20.21%
High School20.01%
Bachelors or Greater7.83%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.23%
Male Unemployed39.42%
Female Employed13.95%
Male Employed13.63%

Lake Worth Income

Lake Worth Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,371$55,488
Families$44,561$64,229
Married Families$59,735-
Non Families$30,902$41,793
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Lake Worth Marital Status

Lake Worth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.0%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Worth Married by Age and Sex

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Lake Worth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lake Worth Marital Status by Race

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Lake Worth Veterans

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1,680

Number of Veterans

1,555

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam463
First Gulf War357
Second Gulf War254
Korea167
World War II94
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54528
75+488
65 to 74330
55 to 64178
18 to 34156
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5076.76%
Hispanic2261.82%
Black1453.07%
Other281.97%

Lake Worth Veterans by Education

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12.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Worth Employment Status

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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31.66%

Born in Florida

62.62%

Native Born

37.38%

Foreign Born

26.77%

Non Citizen

10.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.62% of Lake Worth residents were born in the United States, with 31.66% having been born in Florida. 26.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202038,7472400.62%
201938,5072400.63%
201838,2672060.54%
201738,0612400.63%
201637,8214281.14%
201537,3933891.05%
201437,0049542.65%
201336,0503631.02%
201235,6874631.31%
201135,2242710.78%
201034,953-180-0.05%
200035,1336,5692.09%
199028,5641,5160.55%
198027,0483,3341.32%
197023,7142,9561.34%
196020,7588,9815.83%
195011,7774,3694.75%
19407,4081,4682.23%
19305,9400.00%