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Palm Beach County, Florida; Broward County, Florida; Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Table

Palm Beach County, Florida
Broward County, Florida
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Population per square mile, 2010 670.2 1,444.9 1,315.5
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,497,987
1,930,983
2,662,777
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,492,191
1,944,375
2,701,767
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.4%
-0.7%
-1.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,492,191 1,944,375 2,701,767
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,320,134 1,748,066 2,496,435
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
5.7%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.0%
21.0%
20.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
24.4%
17.1%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
51.3%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
74.6%
63.1%
79.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
19.8%
30.2%
17.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.4%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.9%
3.9%
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
2.3%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.4%
31.1%
69.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
53.5%
34.8%
12.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 76,916 71,574 47,227
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 25.5% 34.3% 54.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 693,140 828,521 1,040,666
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 69.2% 62.8% 51.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $301,000 $282,400 $310,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,858 $1,878 $1,882
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $694 $643 $631
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,452 $1,433 $1,373
Building permits, 2021 7,851 4,069 13,393
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 565,598 704,942 902,200
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.58 2.73 2.95
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.0% 85.8% 88.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 32.1% 41.2% 75.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.7% 94.3% 92.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 86.9% 86.5% 80.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.8% 89.4% 81.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 37.1% 33.1% 30.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.0% 6.6% 5.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
17.9%
17.7%
19.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.3% 65.7% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.8% 61.3% 57.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,467,277 5,129,202 7,696,552
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,756,686 12,193,730 17,547,353
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,550,407 6,010,559 7,192,924
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,700,117 32,042,879 38,361,231
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,522 $17,653 $14,805
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 26.2 28.9 32.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $65,015 $60,922 $53,975
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $40,957 $34,063 $29,598
Persons in poverty, percent
12.0%
11.0%
15.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 51,563 64,660 90,482
Total employment, 2020 554,858 736,561 1,009,024
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 28,580,798 37,387,991 51,381,658
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.9% 0.5% 1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 197,199 297,518 557,833
All firms, 2012 175,919 259,431 468,185
Men-owned firms, 2012 91,726 132,599 239,190
Women-owned firms, 2012 66,645 101,837 187,379
Minority-owned firms, 2012 60,090 134,232 371,158
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 110,623 117,938 83,563
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 14,515 19,885 25,461
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 154,506 232,477 432,417
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 670.2 1,444.9 1,315.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,969.76 1,209.79 1,897.72
FIPS Code 12099 12011 12086
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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