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West Palm Beach city, Florida

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Table

West Palm Beach city, Florida
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
117,286
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
117,286
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
117,151
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 117,415
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 99,919
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.2%
Female persons, percent
51.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
56.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
34.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
4.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
23.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
39.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 4,754
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 26.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 48.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $263,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,701
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $685
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,381
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 43,849
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 81.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 31.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 93.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 83.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 87.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 35.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
18.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 390,811
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,698,809
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 343,333
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,939,538
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $28,846
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $54,603
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $34,131
Persons in poverty, percent
17.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 17,657
Men-owned firms, 2012 9,774
Women-owned firms, 2012 6,282
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,311
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,574
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,546
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,091
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,807.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 55.29
FIPS Code 1276600
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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