Statewide Claims to Fame

West Palm Beach is 8th in Florida out of 385 other cities in Retail sales

West Palm Beach is 16th in Florida out of 344 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

West Palm Beach is 16th in Florida out of 376 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

West Palm Beach is 17th in Florida out of 453 other cities in Households

West Palm Beach is 17th in Florida out of 453 other cities in Housing units

West Palm Beach is 17th in Florida out of 453 other cities in Size in square miles

West Palm Beach is 20th in Florida out of 215 other cities in Current population (2012)

West Palm Beach, Florida Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
West Palm Beach Rank Florida US
Current population (2012) 101,903 20th 19,317,568 313,914,040
Size in square miles 55.3 17th 53,624.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,807.1 274th 350.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
West Palm Beach Rank Florida US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 162nd 5.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 19.9% 282nd 20.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.0% 217th 18.2% 13.7%
Education Demographics
West Palm Beach Rank Florida US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.5% 303rd 85.5% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 29.9% 149th 26.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
West Palm Beach Rank Florida US
Race - White 56.7% 393rd 78.3% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 32.5% 52nd 16.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 81st 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.3% 157th 2.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 204th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.7% 174th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 22.6% 143rd 23.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 41.6% 346th 57.0% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
West Palm Beach Rank Florida US
Female residents 51.3% 279th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 27.3% 95th 19.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
West Palm Beach Rank Florida US
Housing units 54,179 17th 9,026,965 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 52.8% 53rd 29.9% 25.9%
Households 40,974 17th 7,140,096 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 52.9% 404th 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $220,900 143rd $188,600 $186,200
People per household 2.3 324th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
West Palm Beach Rank Florida US
Income per capita $30,584 127th $26,733 $27,915
Income per household $45,806 232nd $47,827 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.8% 128th 14.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
West Palm Beach Rank Florida US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 15,657 16th 2,009,589 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,028,774 8th $262,341,127 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $30,578 37th $14,353 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $326,623 16th $41,922,059 $613,795,732

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