Information About West Palm Beach

The total estimated population is 322,940. Density is low at 1,775 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 220,126; Black: 75,405; Two or More Races: 9,313; Asian: 5,278; American Indian: 900; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 284; Other Race: 11,634; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 52,358 (16%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 270,582 (84%)

There are 62,735 foreign born residents, of which 40.6% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Cuba: 10,375; Haiti: 7,073; Jamaica: 6,172; Mexico: 4,063; Colombia: 3,852; Guatemala: 3,031; Canada: 1,774; U.S. Born: This State: 108,663; Northeast: 78,046; South: 32,686; Midwest: 28,423; West: 5,362;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in West Palm Beach Most Common US Birthplaces in West Palm Beach

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 37 years.

Age Distribution

There are 24,315 married couples with children and 13,431 single-parent households (2,929 men, 10,502 women).

The median household income is $42,323 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Florida: $38,819; West Palm Beach: $42,323;

13% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Florida: 13%; West Palm Beach: 13%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 107,495; Government: 20,362; Self-employed: 8,781; Unpaid family work: 596; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 43,889; Sales and office: 40,829; Service: 29,598; Professional and related: 25,974; Office and administrative support: 23,553; Management, business, and financial operations: 17,915;

Work Types in West Palm Beach Common Occupations in West Palm Beach

The average commute time is 28 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 112,346; Car or truck (carpooled): 19,074; Worked at home: 4,252; Public transportation: 2,631; Walked: 2,374; Bicycle: 765; Motorcycle: 178;

Transportation to work methods in West Palm Beach

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in West Palm Beach.

There are 148,651 housing units, of which 79,562 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 84,794; Renter: 43,100; Vacant: 20,757; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 65,023; Not Mortgaged: 19,771;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in West Palm Beach

The median single family home value is $104,900.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Florida: $1,004; West Palm Beach: $1,032;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Florida: $551; West Palm Beach: $684;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 5,638; 1940 to 1949: 4,108; 1950 to 1959: 12,972; 1960 to 1969: 18,365; 1970 to 1979: 36,957; 1980 to 1989: 43,189; 1990 to 1994: 12,556; 1995 to 1998: 10,675; 1999 to March 2000: 4,191;

0.6% of homes lack plumbing and 2.4% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 117,988; Utility Gas: 4,368; No Fuel: 3,120; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 1,781;

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