West Palm Beach demographics profile

StatisticWest Palm BeachFloridaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,92529491
Median age39.641.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1837%38%43%
Speak English69%72%79%
Speak Spanish20%21%13%
West Palm Beach, FL has a population of 104,978 and is the 290th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,925 per sq mi which is 556% higher than the Florida average and 2024% higher than the national average. The median age in West Palm Beach is 40 which is approximately 5% lower than the Florida average of 42. In West Palm Beach, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 69% speak English and 20% speak Spanish. 36% of West Palm Beach residents were born in Florida, 35% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 27% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in West Palm Beach is 556% higher than Florida.
  • The median age in West Palm Beach is 5% lower than Florida.
  • In West Palm Beach 59.42% of the population is White.
  • In West Palm Beach 32.94% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In West Palm Beach 2.77% of the population is Asian.

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West Palm Beach population breakdown by race

RaceWest Palm BeachFloridaNational
Black or African American32.94%16.14%12.63%
American Indian0.08%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.10%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race1.65%2.48%3.06%
Other race3.04%2.54%4.75%
In West Palm Beach, 22.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The West Palm Beach, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).