West Palm Beach, Florida Population 2020

114,508

West Palm Beach is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 114,508, it is the 18th largest city in Florida and the 258th largest city in the United States. West Palm Beach is currently growing at a rate of 1.38% annually and its population has increased by 14.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 99,919 in 2010. Spanning over 58 miles, West Palm Beach has a population density of 2,128 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Palm Beach is $77,556 with a poverty rate of 17.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,220 per month, and the median house value is $237,400. The median age in West Palm Beach is 39.8 years, 37.6 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males.

West Palm Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 57.81%
  • Black or African American: 34.29%
  • Other race: 2.99%
  • Asian: 2.83%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0.06%
The current population of West Palm Beach, Florida is 114,508, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 111,398.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 99,919.

West Palm Beach, Florida Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,296,97049,0900.78%
20196,247,88049,1000.79%
20186,198,78049,0900.79%
20176,149,69062,7501.02%
20166,086,94088,6601.46%
20155,998,28077,2501.29%
20145,921,03071,6201.21%
20135,849,41077,6801.33%
20125,771,73078,2001.35%
20115,693,530109,9801.93%
20105,583,5500.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White62,65157.81%
Black or African American37,15534.29%
Some Other Race3,2442.99%
Asian3,0632.83%
Two or More Races2,1011.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander810.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native700.06%

West Palm Beach Population Pyramid 2020

West Palm Beach Median Age

39.8


Total

37.6


Male

41.4


Female

West Palm Beach Adults

There are 88,941 adults, (20,072 of whom are seniors) in West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

West Palm Beach Sex Ratio

Female

56,098

51.77%

Male

52,267

48.23%

West Palm Beach Households and Families

West Palm Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Palm Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.1%36.9%
All48.2%51.8%
Non Family42.5%57.5%
Female36.7%63.3%
Male31.7%68.3%

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,6912.5348.2
Non Family19,7791.4142.5
Married14,1323.1863.1
Female5,9734.2236.7
Male1,8074.0631.7

3.39

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Palm Beach Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4627.01%
9th to 12th Grade5,5997.19%
High School Graduate19,49225.02%
Some College13,95917.92%
Associates Degree6,6048.48%
Bachelors Degree16,56521.26%
Graduate Degree10,23313.13%

West Palm Beach Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,96832,31816,108
Black24,30219,8455,196
Hispanic17,02112,2374,304
Asian2,0921,933977
Other Race1,9401,200394
Multiple Races923868352
Native American59
Islander5454

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 47.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,474$35,029$30,812
Less Than High School$19,694$20,586$16,721
High School Grad$26,713$30,383$22,302
Some College$32,379$35,336$30,405
Bachelors Degree$43,598$51,545$39,975
Graduate Degree$59,600$78,776$52,105

$32,474

Average Earnings

$35,029

Average Male

$30,812

Average Female

West Palm Beach Language

West Palm Beach Language by Age

West Palm Beach Language

67.24% of West Palm Beach residents speak only English, while 32.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.09% of the population.

West Palm Beach Poverty

West Palm Beach Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black36,4497,44420.42%
Hispanic25,4796,53725.66%
White39,2933,7589.56%
Other3,17070922.37%
Asian2,99442914.33%
Multiple1,99139920.04%
Islander8181100.00%

17.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.44%

Male Poverty Rate

18.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Palm Beach

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Palm Beach is White, with 9.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.73%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.81%
High School17.36%
Some College9.32%
Bachelors or Greater6.42%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.52%
Male Unemployed29.46%
Female Employed9.13%
Male Employed8.67%

West Palm Beach Income

West Palm Beach Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,635$77,556
Families$58,480$89,218
Married Families$77,198$112,038
Non Families$40,886$62,156

West Palm Beach Marital Status

West Palm Beach Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

West Palm Beach Married by Age and Sex

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

West Palm Beach Veterans

4,941

Number of Veterans

4,555

Male Veterans

386

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,922
First Gulf War675
Korea638
Second Gulf War487
World War II345
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7326.89%
Black1,0983.87%
Hispanic4642.33%
2 or More524.14%
Asian501.95%
Other90.38%

$West Palm Beach Veterans by Education

10.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Palm Beach Employment Status

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

West Palm Beach 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

35.78%

Born in Florida

72.24%

Native Born

27.76%

Foreign Born

14.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.24% of West Palm Beach residents were born in the United States, with 35.78% having been born in Florida. 14.29% 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
2020114,5081,5551.38%
2019112,9531,5551.40%
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%