Palm Beach County, FL

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2022 Population
1.49M
0.916% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.2
0.444% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
2.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,066
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$368,300
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
699,009
1.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Palm Beach County, FL had a population of 1.49M people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $76,066. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Palm Beach County, FL grew from 1.48M to 1.49M, a 0.916% increase and its median household income grew from $68,874 to $76,066, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Palm Beach County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.1%), White (Hispanic) (9.77%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.39%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.63%).

None of the households in Palm Beach County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.4% of the residents in Palm Beach County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Palm Beach County, FL are Florida Atlantic University (8,867 degrees awarded in 2022), Palm Beach State College (5,792 degrees), and Lynn University (895 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Palm Beach County, FL was $368,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.5%.

Most people in Palm Beach County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Palm Beach County, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Palm Beach County, FL is home to a population of 1.49M people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 26.7% of Palm Beach County, FL residents were born outside of the country (399k people).

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (773k people) in Palm Beach County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 270k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 146k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.4%
2022 Citizenship
88.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.4% of Palm Beach County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Palm Beach County, FL was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Palm Beach County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    773k ± 2.88k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    270k ± 2.6k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    146k ± 4.91k
23.5%
Hispanic Population
351k people

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (773k people) in Palm Beach County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 270k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 146k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.5% of the people in Palm Beach County, FL are hispanic (351k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Palm Beach County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

26.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
399k people
26.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
390k people

As of 2022, 26.7% of Palm Beach County, FL residents (399k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palm Beach County, FL was 26.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    23,521 ± 1,182
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,708 ± 928
  3. Korea
    8,923 ± 792

Palm Beach County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Palm Beach County, FL employs 699k people. The largest industries in Palm Beach County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (95,562 people), Retail Trade (83,441 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (61,822 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,070), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,981), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,056).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

699k
2022 Value
± 7,531
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 1.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Palm Beach County, FL grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 690k employees to 699k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palm Beach County, FL, are Management Occupations (85,393 people), Sales & Related Occupations (83,272 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (70,477 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palm Beach County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

699k
2022 Value
± 7,531
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 1.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Palm Beach County, FL grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 690k employees to 699k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palm Beach County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (95,562 people), Retail Trade (83,441 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (61,822 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palm Beach County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Palm Beach County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,476
Median earning men ± $1,130
$37,104
Median earning women ± $696

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,663), Public Administration ($77,093), and Manufacturing ($72,248).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,027), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,865), and Information ($47,180).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 24,091
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 15,975
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 11,996
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Palm Beach County, FL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.393%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Palm Beach County, FL awarded 20,218 degrees. The student population of Palm Beach County, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 27,535 male students and 41,499 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Palm Beach County, FL are White (6,827 and 34.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,582 and 28.5%), Black or African American (4,798 and 24.5%), and Unknown (1,040 and 5.31%).

The largest universities in Palm Beach County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida Atlantic University (8,867 and 43.9%), Palm Beach State College (5,792 and 28.6%), and Lynn University (895 and 4.43%).

The most popular majors in Palm Beach County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,797 and 18.8%), Registered Nursing (1,236 and 6.11%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,028 and 5.08%).

The median tuition costs in Palm Beach County, FL are $34,900 for private four year colleges, and $2,776 and $12,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Palm Beach County, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 69,034 (39.9% men and 60.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 69,034 students enrolled in Palm Beach County, FL, 39.9% men and 60.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 24,309 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 629 degrees awarded
  2. 543 degrees awarded
  3. 419 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Palm Beach County, FL was Registered Nursing with 629 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Palm Beach County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,867 degrees awarded
  2. 5,792 degrees awarded
  3. 895 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida Atlantic University with 8,867 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 7,089 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Palm Beach County, FL, which is 0.54 times less than the 13,129 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,827 degrees mean that there were 1.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 5,582 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,986) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palm Beach County, FL was $368,300 in 2022, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $316,600 to $368,300, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Palm Beach County, FL is 69.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Palm Beach County, FL have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Palm Beach County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Palm Beach County, FL is $76,066. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Palm Beach County, FL was Census Tract 5.07 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 35.07 and Census Tract 3.03, with respective values of $250,001 and $240,481.

In 2022, 21.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Palm Beach County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.65%.

Property

$368,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,344
$409,975
Median Property Taxes
±$5,183

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palm Beach County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Palm Beach County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.5% of the housing units in Palm Beach County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5.07
  2. Census Tract 35.07
  3. Census Tract 3.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palm Beach County, FL was Census Tract 5.07 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 35.07 and Census Tract 3.03, with respective values of $250,001 and $240,481.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Palm Beach County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$76,066
Median Household Income
± $1,097
590k
Number of Households
± 6,380

In 2022, the median household income of the 590k households in Palm Beach County, FL grew to $76,066 from the previous year's value of $68,874.

The following chart displays the households in Palm Beach County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Palm Beach County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.1%)
  3. Carpooled (9.87%)

In 2022, 72.9% of workers in Palm Beach County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.1%) and those who carpooled to work (9.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palm Beach County, FL have a shorter commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Palm Beach County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Palm Beach County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.65%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palm Beach County, FL (167k out of 1.47M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Palm Beach County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.2% of the children was living in poverty in Palm Beach County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 452 in Palm Beach County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 98.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.5% of the population of Palm Beach County, FL has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see 1261 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1262 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1329 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 419 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,261 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Palm Beach County, FL

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see an average of 1,261 patients per year. This represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1,262 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Palm Beach County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.2% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
38.1%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palm Beach County, FL declined by 1.88% from 13.8% to 13.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.9 in Palm Beach County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.9% in Palm Beach County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.9% in Palm Beach County, FL.

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