Palm Beach County, Florida Population 2020

Palm Beach County, Florida's estimated population is 1,470,338 with a growth rate of 1.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Palm Beach County, Florida is the 3rd largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,485,94115,6031.06%
20171,470,33818,9541.31%
20161,451,38426,6991.87%
20151,424,68525,6461.83%
20141,399,03922,3231.62%
20131,376,71621,6581.60%
20121,355,05818,3381.37%
20111,336,72013,0720.99%
20101,323,648460,13053.29%
1990863,518286,65549.69%
1980576,863228,11065.41%
1970348,753120,64752.89%
1960228,106113,41898.89%
1950114,68834,69943.38%
194079,98928,20854.48%
193051,78133,127177.59%
192018,65413,077234.48%
19105,5770.00%

How Many People Live in Palm Beach County, Florida?

1,470,338

Palm Beach County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,070,49674.02%
Black or African American268,48918.56%
Asian38,8792.69%
Some Other Race35,1222.43%
Two or More Races30,2972.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,4020.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5920.04%

Palm Beach County, Florida Population Pyramid 2020

Palm Beach County, Florida Median Age

44.6


Total

42.6


Male

46.3


Female

Palm Beach County, Florida Adults

There are 1,166,266 adults, (336,908 of whom are seniors) in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Palm Beach County, Florida Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Palm Beach County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

745,070

51.52%

Male

701,207

48.48%

Palm Beach County, Florida Households and Families

Palm Beach County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Palm Beach County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
All68.6%31.4%
Non Family62.7%37.3%
Male52.3%47.7%
Female49.3%50.7%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All548,2162.668.6
Married253,0343.1979.9
Non Family206,6351.3262.7
Female63,6423.949.3
Male24,9054.0152.3

3.28

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Palm Beach County, Florida Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade61,6135.84%
9th to 12th Grade62,8705.96%
High School Graduate258,52124.51%
Some College202,48319.20%
Associates Degree92,8048.80%
Bachelors Degree234,53122.24%
Graduate Degree141,93013.46%

Palm Beach County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White648,618617,342278,674
Hispanic199,867146,86646,845
Black166,756130,71531,931
Asian28,28325,02614,322
Other Race22,89116,3235,113
Multiple Races13,57511,6304,817
Native American1,6731,196401
Islander447405122

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,094$40,783$31,643
Less Than High School$20,712$22,476$16,542
High School Grad$27,712$31,087$23,986
Some College$34,659$40,142$30,674
Bachelors Degree$49,746$60,340$41,587
Graduate Degree$64,223$88,532$52,823

$36,094

Average Earnings

$40,783

Average Male

$31,643

Average Female

Palm Beach County, Florida Language

Palm Beach County, Florida Language by Age

Palm Beach County, Florida Language

68.43% of Palm Beach County, Florida residents speak only English, while 31.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.77% of the population.

Palm Beach County, Florida Poverty

Palm Beach County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White790,81262,8207.94%
Hispanic312,11657,41418.40%
Black262,13355,93221.34%
Other34,8666,65619.09%
Asian38,6624,17010.79%
Multiple29,7403,89513.10%
Native2,31125611.08%
Islander59210918.41%

12.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.79%

Male Poverty Rate

13.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palm Beach County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palm Beach County, Florida is Black, with 21.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palm Beach County, Florida is White, with 7.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.51%
High School13.63%
Some College8.94%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%

Palm Beach County, Florida Income

Palm Beach County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,943$94,302
Families$74,536$111,728
Married Families$89,974$129,995
Non Families$39,013$62,501

Palm Beach County, Florida Marital Status

Palm Beach County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Palm Beach County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

Palm Beach County, Florida 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.

Palm Beach County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Palm Beach County, Florida Veterans

83,423

Number of Veterans

77,980

Male Veterans

5,443

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam26,532
Korea14,187
World War II10,008
First Gulf War9,664
Second Gulf War7,567
Name Veterans % of Total
White74,2008.30%
Black7,0223.60%
Hispanic5,2302.27%
2 or More8074.79%
Other6742.56%
Asian6111.95%
Indian1095.85%

$Palm Beach County, Florida Veterans by Education

5.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palm Beach County, Florida Employment Status

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Palm Beach County, Florida 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

30.11%

Born in Florida

74.99%

Native Born

25.01%

Foreign Born

11.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.99% of Palm Beach County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 30.11% having been born in Florida. 11.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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