West Palm Beach Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of West Palm Beach?

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There are 111,006 residents in West Palm Beach, with a median age of 39.1. Of this, 48.16% are males and 51.84% are females. US-born citizens make up 70.82% of the resident pool in West Palm Beach, while non-US-born citizens account for 15.74%. Additionally, 13.44% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 88,787 people in West Palm Beach currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 111,006 1.1%
Male Population 53,458 1.6%
Female Population 57,548 0.7%
Male population 48.16%
Female population 51.84%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39.1 -1.0%
Citizen US Born 78,612 3.1%
Citizen not US Born 17,473 -3.8%
Not Citizen 14,921 -3.0%
Citizen US Born 70.82%
Citizen not US Born 15.74%
Not Citizen 13.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,821 -26.0%
Moved from Same County 11,820 2.6%
Moved from Same State 2,914 -11.8%
Moved from Different State 3,968 19.9%
Same House as Last Year 88,787 1.5%
Moved from Abroad 1.67%
Moved from Same County 10.81%
Moved from Same State 2.67%
Moved from Different State 3.63%
Same House as Last Year 81.22%

What are the employment statistics in West Palm Beach?

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White-collar workers make up 80.38% of the working population in West Palm Beach, while blue-collar employees account for 19.62%. There are also 6,426 entrepreneurs in West Palm Beach (11.55% of the workforce); 40,459 workers employed in private companies (72.71%); and 5,798 people working in governmental institutions (10.42%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 44,728 0.4%
Blue Collar 10,920 9.4%
White Collar 80.38%
Blue Collar 19.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 6,426 7.5%
Private Companies 40,459 3.2%
Governmental Workers 5,798 -5.4%
Not for Profit Companies 2,965 -7.4%
Self Employees 11.55%
Private Companies 72.71%
Governmental Workers 10.42%
Not for Profit Companies 5.33%

How many households are there in West Palm Beach?

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There are a total of 43,849 households in West Palm Beach, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 51.88% of these West Palm Beach households, while non-family units account for the remaining 48.12%. Additionally, 22.4% of households have children and 77.6% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 43,849 5.6%
Average People Per Household 2 -4.3%
Family Households 22,750 1.6%
Non-family Households 21,099 10.4%
Family Households 51.88%
Non-family Households 48.12%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 9,820 2.6%
Households without Children 34,029 6.5%
Households with Children 22.4%
Households without Children 77.6%

What are the median and average incomes in West Palm Beach?

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The average annual household income in West Palm Beach is $79,129, while the median household income sits at $54,603 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $56,534, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $62,014. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $40,094 and $43,474, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $79,129 -3.3%
Median Household Income $54,603 0.5%
People below Poverty Level 17,775 3.5%
People above Poverty Level 88,534 0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in West Palm Beach?

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There are 54,463 housing units in West Palm Beach, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1986. Of the 43,849 occupied housing units in West Palm Beach, 48.18% are owner-occupied, while 51.82% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 53.87% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $267,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,338 per month in West Palm Beach.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 54,463 4.3%
Median Year Built 1986 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 4,085 5.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,018 -14.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 5,552 7.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 3,668 -1.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 6,814 5.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 9,210 -2.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 7,121 8.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 12,781 3.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,214 36.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 43,849 5.6%
Owner Occupied 21,128 4.2%
Renter Occupied 22,721 7.0%
Owner Occupied 48.18%
Renter Occupied 51.82%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 11,382 3.8%
Without Mortgage 9,746 4.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $267,000 8.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $257,500 -0.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,338 4.5%
With Mortgage 53.87%
Without Mortgage 46.13%

What is the level of education in West Palm Beach?

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Approximately 31.22% of the population in West Palm Beach holds a high school degree (that's 28,550 residents), while 20.59% have attained a college certificate (22,303 locals) and 19.87% have a bachelor's degree (18,168 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,859 -1.7%
Some High School 28,550 -2.4%
Some College 22,303 6.1%
Associate Degree 8,487 12.7%
Bachelor's Degree 18,168 5.3%
Graduate Degree 11,563 4.8%
No High School 6.41%
Some High School 31.22%
Some College 20.59%
Associate Degree 9.28%
Bachelor's Degree 19.87%
Graduate Degree 12.64%

What is the marital status of West Palm Beach residents?

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A total of 39,095 people in West Palm Beach have never been married (which represents 41.21% of the total population), while 36,154 of them are wedded (38.11%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,533 (2.67%) and 12,706 (13.39%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 39,095 3.3%
Married 36,154 -0.5%
Separated 2,533 16.7%
Widowed 6,906 12.5%
Divorced 12,706 2.0%
Never Married 41.21%
Married 38.11%
Separated 2.67%
Widowed 7.28%
Divorced 13.39%

What are the most common means of transportation in West Palm Beach?

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The top three means of transportation people in West Palm Beach use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 46,534 residents commute by car, 1,244 prefer going to work by walking and 908 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 46,534 0.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 908 -18.0%
Subway or Elevated 138 N/A
Railroad 43 -35.8%
Bicycle 439 22.3%
Motorcycle 55 -63.6%
TaxiCab 290 3.9%
Walk 1,244 -9.3%

What is the median and average household income in West Palm Beach by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
33405 20,838 7,645 $60,199.00 $81,497.00
33406 26,653 8,173 $64,608.00 $85,487.00
33407 31,124 11,084 $44,042.00 $61,541.00
33409 32,607 10,781 $54,391.00 $68,312.00
33411 74,554 25,446 $76,804.00 $92,738.00
33412 15,012 5,227 $91,875.00 $130,833.00
33413 16,904 4,993 $66,977.00 $89,298.00
33415 51,932 17,195 $43,561.00 $58,761.00
33401 30,315 12,537 $48,958.00 $81,291.00
33403 12,458 4,345 $53,410.00 $65,080.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 33401 33403 33405 33406 33407 33409 33411 33412 33413 33415 33417

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