West Palm BeachFlorida

West Palm Beach Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of West Palm Beach is 117,253. 20.64% is under 18, while 21.28% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 4.29% of the population was five years old or younger, 20.64% were 18 years or younger and 32.77% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 51.26% female and 48.74% male.

West Palm Beach Housing

According to the US Census, West Palm Beach has 60,001 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in West Palm Beach was 84.01%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $311,000

West Palm Beach Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 74.96% of West Palm Beach's population. Residents of the city who were Some Other Race Alone, made up 8.64% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 2.52% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 1.09%

White Alone43.31%
Black Or African American Alone31.65%
Some Other Race Alone8.64%
Asian Alone2.52%
White Black Or African American1.09%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.77%

How Educated is West Palm Beach

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 24.0% of West Palm Beach residents had a bachelor's degree, while 14.9% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 38.90% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in West Palm Beach CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher85.6%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher42.1%
Some College Or Associates Degree39.6%
Bachelors Degree24.0%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency21.6%
Some College No Degree18.2%

Average Income in West Palm Beach

The median household income in West Palm Beach is $59,400. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $59,400.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $68,176 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $90,950.

A closer examination of the income groups of West Palm Beach households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $100,000 and $149,999 (14.0%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (7.6%). 8.4% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$90,950
Nonfamily households$48,097