West Palm Beach, Florida Population 2022

120,915
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West Palm Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County Florida. West Palm Beach has a 2020 population of 120,915. It is also the county seat of Palm Beach County. West Palm Beach is currently growing at a rate of 1.47% annually and its population has increased by 2.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 117,415 in 2010.

The average household income in West Palm Beach is $81,826 with a poverty rate of 16.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,381 per month, and the median house value is $263,400. The median age in West Palm Beach is 39.5 years, 37.7 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

West Palm Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 56.31%
  • Black or African American: 34.11%
  • Two or more races: 4.16%
  • Other race: 3.24%
  • Asian: 2.11%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Palm Beach, Florida is 120,915 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 117,415.

West Palm Beach, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

West Palm Beach Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White62,50256.31%
Black or African American37,86734.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native770.07%
Asian2,3462.11%
Some Other Race3,5983.24%
Two or More Races4,6164.16%
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West Palm Beach Population by Race

West Palm Beach Population Pyramid 2022

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West Palm Beach Median Age

39.1


Total

37.3


Male

41.1


Female

West Palm Beach Adults

There are 91,456 adults, (21,352 of whom are seniors) in West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

West Palm Beach Sex Ratio

Female

57,548

51.84%

Male

53,458

48.16%

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
Married63.8%36.2%
All48.2%51.8%
Non Family42.8%57.2%
Female35.1%64.9%
Male33.3%66.7%

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Palm Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,8492.4648.2
Married14,4973.1763.8
Male2,5743.9533.3
Female5,6794.0135.1
Non Family21,0991.3642.8

3.33

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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West Palm Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1696.46%
9th to 12th Grade5,1216.40%
High School Graduate18,96323.70%
Some College14,59618.24%
Associates Degree7,7079.63%
Bachelors Degree17,01221.26%
Graduate Degree11,46014.32%
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West Palm Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Palm Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,7981,6411,015
White35,54834,09617,604
2+ Races2,7532,3831,072
Hispanic16,88712,3834,242
Black24,97020,8245,155
Other Race2,3671,175316
Native American7010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.45%.

West Palm Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,571$39,396$33,186
Less Than 9th Grade$21,635$22,847$20,738
High School Graduate$28,319$31,455$24,641
Some College$35,449$37,792$32,173
Bachelors Degree$52,201$66,667$45,315
Graduate Degree$63,840$80,965$57,294

$36,571

Average Earnings

$39,396

Average Male

$33,186

Average Female

West Palm Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Palm Beach Language by Age

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West Palm Beach Language

69.04% of West Palm Beach residents speak only English, while 30.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.04% of the population.

West Palm Beach Language

West Palm Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic25,1485,96923.74%
Black36,9978,14522.02%
Multiple4,50347710.59%
White41,6764,20110.08%
Asian2,3231094.69%
Other897NaN%

16.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.19%

Male Poverty Rate

18.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Palm Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Palm Beach is Hispanic, with 23.74% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.99%.

West Palm Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.84%
High School17.48%
Some College11.11%
Bachelors or Greater6.89%

West Palm Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.19%
Male Unemployed29.73%
Female Employed8.26%
Female Unemployed28.29%

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$54,603$79,129
Families$65,519$93,331
Married Families$82,745$113,502
Non Families$43,794$61,405
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Income by Household Type

West Palm Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

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 55-64.

West Palm Beach Marital Status by Race

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West Palm Beach Marital Status

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4,754

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War406
First Gulf War712
Vietnam1,771
Korea629
World War II223

West Palm Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34128
35 to 54799
55 to 64642
65 to 741,254
75+1,931

West Palm Beach Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7096.86%
Black8582.99%
Native American1012.99%
Asian562.64%
Other Race120.40%
2+ Races1093.09%
Hispanic3301.66%

West Palm Beach Veterans by Race

West Palm Beach Veterans by Education

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8.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Palm Beach Veterans by Education

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64%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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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37.55%

Born in West Palm Beach

73.36%

Native Born

26.64%

Foreign Born

13.44%

Non Citizen

13.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.36% of West Palm Beach residents were born in the United States, with 37.55% having been born in Florida. 13.44% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19208,6590.00%
193026,61017,95111.88%
194033,6937,0832.39%
195043,1629,4692.51%
196056,20813,0462.68%
197057,3751,1670.21%
198063,3055,9300.99%
199067,6434,3380.66%
200082,10314,4601.96%
201099,91917,8161.98%
2011101,6691,7501.75%
2012103,4191,7501.72%
2013105,1691,7501.69%
2014106,9191,7501.66%
2015108,6691,7501.64%
2016110,4191,7501.61%
2017112,1691,7501.58%
2018113,9191,7501.56%
2019115,6691,7501.54%
2020117,4151,7461.51%
2021119,1651,7501.49%
2022120,9151,7501.47%

West Palm Beach Population by Year