West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL

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Population

156,616

2.24% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$42,911

4.31% growth

Poverty Rate

22%


Number of Employees

68,285

3.19% growth

Median Property Value

$156,100

11.9% growth

About

In 2017, West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL had a population of 157k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $42,911. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL grew from 153,189 to 156,616, a 2.24% increase and its median household income grew from $41,139 to $42,911, a 4.31% increase.

The population of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is 34.9% White Alone, 32.8% Black or African American Alone, and 27.9% Hispanic or Latino. 36.3% of the people in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL speak a non-English language, and 83.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL are Palm Beach Atlantic University (798 degrees awarded in 2016), Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach (339 degrees), and Florida Career College-West Palm Beach (199 degrees).

The median property value in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is $156,100, and the homeownership rate is 51.1%. Most people in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL employs 68.3k people. The largest industries in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL are Restaurants & Food Services (5,724 people), Construction (5,267 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,287 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($128,731), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($118,883), and Computer Systems Design ($112,931).

Median household income in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is $42,911. Males in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,879. The income inequality in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,911

2017 value

± $1,444

4.31%

1 Year Growth

± 4.03%

Households in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL have a median annual income of $42,911, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,139 in 2016, which represents a 4.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,203

Average Male Salary

± $9,109

$40,879

Average Female Salary

± $6,227

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL made 1.23 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,903 ± $7,491

  2. Asian

    $44,910 ± $40,155

  3. Two or More Races

    $33,047 ± $45,880

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.472

2017 Wage GINI

0.478

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.26% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL with a value of $103,117, followed by Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,341 and $90,934.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL (33.9k out of 154k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,116 ± 1,047

  2. Black

    13,688 ± 976

  3. Hispanic

    12,994 ± 950

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

68.3k

2017 Value

3.19%

1 Year growth

± 3.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 3.19%, from 66.2k employees to 68.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL, are Grounds maintenance workers (2,260 people), Retail salespersons (2,170 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,112 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Grounds maintenance workers (2,260 people), Retail salespersons (2,170 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Baggage porters, bellhops, & concierges (6.98 times higher than expected), Doortodoor sales workers, news & street vendors, & related workers (5.01 times), and Pest control workers (4.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($197,704), Chief executives & legislators ($197,674), and Insurance sales agents ($167,762).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68.3k

2017 Value

3.19%

1 Year growth

± 3.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 3.19%, from 66.2k employees to 68.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,724 people), Construction (5,267 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,287 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,724 people), Construction (5,267 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,287 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of Landscaping services (4.38 times higher than expected), Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) production & processing (3.51 times), and Used merchandise stores (3.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($128,731), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($118,883), and Computer Systems Design ($112,931).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

77.9% of the population of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 32.6% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

22.1%

Uninsured

32.6%

Employer Coverage

18.7%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 22.1%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is home to a population of 157k people, from which 83.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is composed of 54.7k White Alone residents (34.9%), 51.4k Black or African American Alone residents (32.8%), 43.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (27.9%), 3.56k Asian Alone residents (2.27%), 2.59k Two or More Races residents (1.65%), 424 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.271%), 158 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.101%), and 154 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0983%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL are Spanish (36,371 speakers), Haitian (8,713 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (1,046 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

29.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

45.2k people

As of 2017, N/A% of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was 29.5%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Haiti

    7,082 ± 2,019 people

  2. Jamaica

    6,482 ± 1,935 people

  3. Cuba

    6,211 ± 1,896 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was Haiti, the natal country of 7,082 West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL residents, followed by Jamaica with 6,482 and Cuba with 6,211.

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Citizenship

83.6%

2017 Citizenship

83.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 83.6% of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was 83.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    54.7k ± 1.58k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    51.4k ± 1.97k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    43.7k ± 2.26k

In 2017, there were 1.06 times more White Alone residents (54.7k people) in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.4k Black or African American Alone and 43.7k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    36,371 speakers (24.8%)

  2. Haitian

    8,713 speakers (5.95%)

  3. French (Incl. Cajun)

    1,046 speakers (0.714%)

36.3% of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was Spanish. 24.8% of the overall population of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL are native Spanish speakers. 5.95% speak Haitian and 0.714% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,308 ± 299

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    832 ± 232

  3. World War II

    806 ± 168

West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL awarded 1,663 degrees. The student population of West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is skewed towards women, with 1,818 male students and 3,356 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL are White (654 and 40.1%), followed by Black or African American (558 and 34.2%), Hispanic or Latino (303 and 18.6%), and Unknown (50 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Palm Beach Atlantic University (798 and 48%), Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach (339 and 20.4%), and Florida Career College-West Palm Beach (199 and 12%).

The most popular majors in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL are Registered Nursing (141 and 8.48%), Culinary Arts & Chef Training (139 and 8.36%), and General Cosmetology (92 and 5.53%).

The median tuition costs in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL are $28,100 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 81 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

  3. 58 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was General Psychology with 81 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 798 degrees awarded

  2. 339 degrees awarded

  3. 199 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,100

Median Private

In 2016, the West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Palm Beach Atlantic University with 798 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

584

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,079

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 584 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL, which is 0.541 times less than the 1,079 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    654 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    558 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    303 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL were to White students. These 654 degrees mean that there were 1.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 558 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was $156,100 in 2017, which is 0.717 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,500 to $156,100, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is 51.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,911

Median Household Income

± $1,444

59.2k

Number of Households

± 1,604

In 2017, the median household income of the 59.2k households in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL grew to $42,911 from the previous year's value of $41,139.

The following chart displays the households in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$156,100

2017 Median

± $4,354

$139,500

2016 Median

± $5,781

In 2017, the median property value in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL grew to to $156,100 from the previous year's value of $139,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.1%

2017 Homeownership

51.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.1% of the housing units in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town PUMA, FL was Drove Alone (76.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (4.76%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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