Income/capita 5%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 22%
IndexWest Palm BeachFloridaNational
Income per capita$31,426$27,598$29,829
Median household income$46,672$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,821$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,883$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$30,091$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$25,838$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level19.0%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Palm Beach is 5% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in West Palm Beach is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Palm Beach is 22% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Palm Beach is 26% higher than the national average

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      West Palm Beach employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.4%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector4.5%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%4.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.2%16.0%
      Public administration3.4%5.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%2.4%
      Education, health & social services11.5%31.9%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Manalapan, FL270$209,375278%
      Golf, FL213$188,750241%
      Palm Beach, FL8,501$115,050108%
      Jupiter Farms, FL11,809$86,22556%
      Wellington, FL61,371$83,27051%
      West Palm Beach, FL104,978$46,67216%

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      Wichita Falls, TX105,013$43,99720%
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      College Station, TX104,684$36,47134%
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      Source: The West Palm Beach, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).