West Palm Beach, Florida Population 2021

113,749
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West Palm Beach is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 113,749, it is the 19th largest city in Florida and the 261st largest city in the United States. West Palm Beach is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 13.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 99,919 in 2010. West Palm Beach reached it's highest population of 113,749 in 2021. Spanning over 58 miles, West Palm Beach has a population density of 2,114 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Palm Beach is $81,826 with a poverty rate of 16.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,303 per month, and the median house value is $251,700. The median age in West Palm Beach is 39.5 years, 37.7 years for males, and 40.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.

West Palm Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Palm Beach was:

  • White: 58.23%
  • Black or African American: 34.45%
  • Other race: 3.12%
  • Asian: 2.07%
  • Two or more races: 2.06%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Palm Beach, Florida is 113,749, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 111,058.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 99,919.

West Palm Beach, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,211,79022,6500.36%
20206,189,14022,6500.37%
20196,166,49022,6500.37%
20186,143,84025,6800.42%
20176,118,16062,4701.02%
20166,055,69086,5501.43%
20155,969,14075,2801.26%
20145,893,86071,1101.21%
20135,822,75077,0101.32%
20125,745,74077,4701.35%
20115,668,27084,8801.50%
20105,583,3900.00%

West Palm Beach Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White63,92158.23%
Black or African American37,81134.45%
Some Other Race3,4203.12%
Asian2,2722.07%
Two or More Races2,2572.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native860.08%
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West Palm Beach Population by Race

West Palm Beach Population Pyramid 2021

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West Palm Beach Median Age

39.5


Total

37.7


Male

40.9


Female

West Palm Beach Adults

There are 89,607 adults, (20,398 of whom are seniors) in West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

West Palm Beach Sex Ratio

Female

57,165

52.08%

Male

52,602

47.92%

West Palm Beach Population by Age

West Palm Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Palm Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.6%36.4%
All48.8%51.2%
Non Family42.9%57.1%
Female37.4%62.6%
Male31.7%68.3%

48.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Palm Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,5112.5748.8
Non Family19,1141.3942.9
Married14,5523.2263.6
Female5,9644.3237.4
Male1,8814.0431.7

3.43

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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West Palm Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4306.92%
9th to 12th Grade5,0656.46%
High School Graduate19,96325.45%
Some College14,06017.93%
Associates Degree6,9548.87%
Bachelors Degree16,00020.40%
Graduate Degree10,95313.97%
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West Palm Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Palm Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,92332,34216,241
Black24,50720,6315,163
Hispanic17,78612,9414,514
Other Race1,9961,079338
Asian1,6531,490783
Multiple Races1,1871,072436
Native American7715

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 47.88%.

West Palm Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,071$37,350$31,607
Less Than High School$20,102$21,151$17,412
High School Grad$27,041$31,212$22,939
Some College$34,343$36,551$31,796
Bachelors Degree$48,511$57,242$41,693
Graduate Degree$62,038$80,413$55,613

$35,071

Average Earnings

$37,350

Average Male

$31,607

Average Female

West Palm Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Palm Beach Language by Age

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West Palm Beach Language

66.82% of West Palm Beach residents speak only English, while 33.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.37% of the population.

West Palm Beach Language

West Palm Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black37,0087,54220.38%
Hispanic27,0786,43223.75%
White39,2873,4968.90%
Other3,34589826.85%
Multiple2,15236116.78%
Asian2,23523810.65%

16.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.32%

Male Poverty Rate

17.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Palm Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Palm Beach is Other, with 26.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Palm Beach is White, with 8.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.73%.

West Palm Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.34%
High School16.30%
Some College9.07%
Bachelors or Greater5.93%

West Palm Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.00%
Male Unemployed23.76%
Female Employed8.81%
Male Employed7.44%

West Palm Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Palm Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,334$81,826
Families$63,935$95,208
Married Families$81,759$118,280
Non Families$43,417$63,521
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Income by Household Type

West Palm Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

34.6%

Female Marriage Rate

West Palm Beach Married by Age and Sex

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West Palm Beach 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 Marital Status by Race

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West Palm Beach Marital Status

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5,159

Number of Veterans

4,648

Male Veterans

511

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,912
First Gulf War744
Korea622
Second Gulf War576
World War II267

West Palm Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,868
65 to 741,351
35 to 54936
55 to 64807
18 to 34197

West Palm Beach Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8537.00%
Black1,1293.96%
Hispanic4972.39%
2 or More936.13%
Asian643.31%
Indian1517.44%
Other50.20%

West Palm Beach Veterans by Race

West Palm Beach Veterans by Education

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9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Palm Beach Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

West Palm Beach Employment by Age

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West Palm Beach Employment by Race

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West Palm Beach Employment by Education

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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37.04%

Born in Florida

72.16%

Native Born

27.84%

Foreign Born

14.02%

Non Citizen

13.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.16% of West Palm Beach residents were born in the United States, with 37.04% having been born in Florida. 14.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Palm Beach Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021113,7498970.79%
2020112,8528970.80%
2019111,9558970.81%
2018111,0587300.66%
2017110,3281,5881.46%
2016108,7401,8901.77%
2015106,8502,5362.43%
2014104,3148940.86%
2013103,4208940.87%
2012102,5261,0281.01%
2011101,4986850.68%
2010100,81318,7102.07%
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%

West Palm Beach Population by Year