Information About Palm Beach County

The total estimated population is 1,131,184. Density is low at 573 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 1,104,256; Black: 894,207; American Indian: 156,055; Two or More Races: 33,709; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 17,127; Asian: 2,466; Other Race: 692; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 1,131,184 (100%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 0 (0%)

There are 196,852 foreign born residents, of which 42.5% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Haiti: 27,774; Cuba: 19,161; Mexico: 16,894; Jamaica: 11,309; Canada: 10,172; Colombia: 10,137; United Kingdom: 6,458; U.S. Born: Northeast: 384,405; This State: 291,602; Midwest: 118,220; South: 97,357; West: 19,572;

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

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 42 years.

Age Distribution

There are 63,126 married couples with children and 47,013 single-parent households (1,074 men, 45,939 women).

The median household income is $45,062 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Florida: $38,819; Palm Beach County: $45,062;

10% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Florida: 13%; Palm Beach County: 10%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 366,290; Government: 56,979; Self-employed: 32,463; Unpaid family work: 2,168; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 166,564; Sales and office: 140,664; Professional and related: 92,814; Service: 85,866; Management, business, and financial operations: 73,750; Office and administrative support: 72,804;

Work Types in Palm Beach County Common Occupations in Palm Beach County

The average commute time is 26 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 378,759; Car or truck (carpooled): 56,747; Worked at home: 19,454; Public transportation: 6,671; Walked: 6,485; Bicycle: 2,440; Motorcycle: 697;

Transportation to work methods in Palm Beach County

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Palm Beach County.

There are 556,428 housing units, of which 307,104 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 354,026; Renter: 120,149; Vacant: 82,253; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 251,406; Not Mortgaged: 102,620;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Palm Beach County

The median single family home value is $135,200.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Florida: $1,004; Palm Beach County: $243,413;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Florida: $551; Palm Beach County: $119,961;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 11,315; 1940 to 1949: 9,642; 1950 to 1959: 34,272; 1960 to 1969: 59,768; 1970 to 1979: 137,351; 1980 to 1989: 180,593; 1990 to 1994: 59,220; 1995 to 1998: 48,576; 1999 to March 2000: 15,691;

0.5% of homes lack plumbing and 1.6% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 443,035; Utility Gas: 13,233; No Fuel: 9,967; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 5,518;