Palm Beach County, Florida (FL)

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County population in 2012: 1,356,545 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 1,131,184 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 249,941
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 138,552
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 354,024
Renter-occupied apartments: 155,734 (it was 120,151 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 1974 sq. mi.

Water area: 412.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 676 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Palm Beach County: 101.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Palm Beach County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (60.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (19.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (16.8%)
  • Asian alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 638,888  (41.4%)
Females: 681,246  (58.6%)

Palm Beach County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Palm Beach County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,804 ($45,062 in 1999)

This county:

$51804
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,003 (lower quartile is $780, upper quartile is $1,363)
This county:

$1003
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $193,000 (it was $115,000 in 2000)
Palm Beach:

$193,000
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,200 - $338,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $356,294
Here:

$356,294
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $162,741
Here:

$162,741
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $137,457
Here:

$137,457
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,643
Here:

$118,643
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,961
Here:

$222,961
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $48,656
Here:

$48,656
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $225,432
Here:

$225,432
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,643
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $591

Institutionalized population: 12,309

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Palm Beach County, FL map from a distance

Health of residents in Palm Beach County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
76.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
49.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
88.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
75.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 188 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 149 pounds. This is less than average.
21.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 6769 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2001: 7538 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2002: 9437 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2003: 10920 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2004: 10266 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2005: 8689 buildings, average cost: $253,600
  • 2006: 4652 buildings, average cost: $270,700
  • 2007: 2101 buildings, average cost: $331,700
  • 2008: 1278 buildings, average cost: $301,200
  • 2009: 1102 buildings, average cost: $271,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,733 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,215 (1.3%)

Palm Beach County household income distribution in 2009 Palm Beach County home values distribution Palm Beach County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.8% for American Indian residents, 14.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.3% for other race residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
Palm Beach County:

14.9%
Florida:

17.0%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for American Indian residents, 17.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.3% for other race residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Palm Beach County is $752 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $911 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1205 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sunshine Parkway, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Royal Palm Beach-West Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, The Acreage, Wellington, Lake Worth.

Palm Beach County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
33401West Palm Beach3152170170
33402West Palm Beach--1010
33403West Palm Beach909090
33404West Palm Beach80290290
33405West Palm Beach1503030
33406West Palm Beach363110110
33407West Palm Beach368350350
33408North Palm Beach4502020
33409West Palm Beach595364040
33410Palm Beach Gardens13423030
33411West Palm Beach24566230230
33412West Palm Beach130----
33413West Palm Beach6172020
33414West Palm Beach17459090
33415West Palm Beach398130130
33417West Palm Beach7612100100
33418Palm Beach Gardens12715050
33422West Palm Beach10----
33426Boynton Beach45161010
33428Boca Raton636693030
33430Belle Glade--9090
33431Boca Raton620----
33432Boca Raton4104040
33433Boca Raton1026285050
33434Boca Raton13421010
33435Boynton Beach1906060
33436Boynton Beach9128----
33437Boynton Beach64163030
33438Canal Point10----
33444Delray Beach22737119119
33445Delray Beach260492020
33446Delray Beach2129----
33458Jupiter12436060
33460Lake Worth1303030
33461Lake Worth1807070
33462Lake Worth2304040
33463Lake Worth378160160
33467Lake Worth70164040
33469Jupiter6702020
33470Loxahatchee805050
33476Pahokee10110110
33477Jupiter510----
33478Jupiter3603030
33480Palm Beach740----
33483Delray Beach2401010
33484Delray Beach244----
33486Boca Raton19911----
33487Boca Raton734----
33493South Bay--3030
33496Boca Raton326233030
33498Boca Raton8102020

2005 air pollution in Palm Beach County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.009 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.079 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.062 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 60 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Below U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Palm Beach County: Keystone Golf and Country Club (A), Keys Gate Golf and Country Club (B), Kensington Golf and Country Club (C), John Prince Golf Center (D), Jacksonville Golf and Country Club (E), Palm Beach County Campgrounds (F), South Florida Water District Pumping Station Number 3 (G), Ironhorse Country Club (H), Southern Manor Country Club (I), Gateway Golf and Country Club (J), Gainesville National Country Club (K), Frenchman's Creek Beach and Country Club (L), Aberdeen Golf and Country Club (M), Little Bare Beach (N), Okeelanta Station Railroad Station (O), Cypress Creek Golf Course (P), Cutter Sound Golf and Yacht Club (Q), Crystalbrook Golf Course (R), Crystal Lake Country Club (S), Countryside Golf Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Polo Grounds Mall (1), Gulfstream Mall (2), Polo Grounds Mall (3), Palm Beach Market Place Shopping Center (4), Polo Market Place Shopping Center (5), Boynton West Shopping Center (6), Glades Shopping Center (7), West Boca Place Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palm Beach County include: New Jerusalem Church (A), First Baptist Church-Haitian Mission of Pompano (B), Son Life Lutheran Church (C), Macedonia Church (D), Faith Assembly of God Church (E), Templo Bautista Jerusalem (F), Saint Paul of the Cross Catholic Church (G), Church of God Haverhill Road (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Foreverglades Mausoleum Gardens (1), Lake Worth Memory Gardens (2), Lincoln Memorial Gardens (3), South Florida National Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake Osborne (A), Big Lake (B), Bobs Lake (C), Lake Okeechobee (D), Lake Little Worth (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Frenchmans Creek (A), Southwest Fork Loxahatchee River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Palm Beach County include: Morikami Gardens (1), Browns Farm Wildlife Management Area (2), Morakami Park (3), South County Regional Park (4), Diamond Head Park (5), Jack Cabler Park (6), John Prince Park (7), Okeeheelee Park (8), Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Broward County , Glades County , Hendry County , Martin County , Okeechobee County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 50,064
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 196,852 (43% naturalized citizens)

Palm Beach County:

17.4%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 49,212
  • 1990 to 1994: 32,576
  • 1985 to 1989: 26,040
  • 1980 to 1984: 22,683
  • 1975 to 1979: 11,614
  • 1970 to 1974: 10,729
  • 1970 to 1974: 10,549
  • 1965 to 1969: 33,449

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.7%

Palm Beach County marital status for males Palm Beach County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Palm Beach County with a mortgage: 172,856 (17,601 second mortgage, 17,973 home equity loan, 520 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 70,557

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Palm Beach County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic210,00636
Evangelical Protestant143,738477
Other62,520124
Mainline Protestant44,22383
Black Protestant17,53347
Orthodox5,6958
None836,419-
Palm Beach County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 259
Palm Beach County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 161
This county:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 284
Palm Beach County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,129
This county:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Palm Beach County:

8.7%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Palm Beach County:

19.3%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.3%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Palm Beach County:

Average size of farms: 483 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $684,565
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1756.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.71%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $399,278
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 97.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,546
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 66.76%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.29%
Vegetables: 58,645 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 8,656 acres

Tornado activity:

Palm Beach County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 3282430.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 101 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/19/1958, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palm Beach County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 400.5 miles away from Palm Beach County center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 433.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 399.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 248.8 miles away from Palm Beach County center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 347.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Palm Beach County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Fires: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Haiti (14%)
  • Cuba (10%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Palm Beach County (%):

  • Italian (10%)
  • German (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Russian (4%)
  • Polish (4%)

Palm Beach County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 378,759 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 56,747 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5,132 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 31 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 84 (0%)
  • Railroad: 647 (0%)
  • Taxi: 777 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 697 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2,440 (1%)
  • Walked: 6,485 (1%)
  • Other means: 4,319 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 19,454 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2000:

  • 6,261 people in nursing homes
  • 3,135 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,381 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,270 people in state prisons
  • 1,670 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,648 people in other group homes
  • 706 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 258 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 230 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 196 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 129 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 81 people in religious group quarters
  • 77 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 77 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 72 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 67 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 43 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 25 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2010:

  • 5,764 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4,167 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,087 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2,962 people in state prisons
  • 1,227 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 827 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 711 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 372 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 357 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 158 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 109 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 100 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 53 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 5 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,649.

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($455 average AGI)
Palm Beach County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.11%

3.00% relocated from other counties in Florida ($19,015 average AGI)
3.06% relocated from other states ($39,910 average AGI)
Palm Beach County:

3.06%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Broward County, FL  1.23% ($42,977 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.47% ($33,950)
from St. Lucie County, FL  0.17% ($38,500)
from Orange County, FL  0.13% ($38,526)
from Martin County, FL  0.12% ($47,575)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.11% ($36,307)
from Nassau County, NY  0.08% ($119,411)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,398 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Palm Beach County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.12%

3.27% relocated to other counties in Florida ($20,479 average AGI)
2.53% relocated to other states ($20,365 average AGI)
Palm Beach County:

2.53%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Broward County, FL  1.20% ($36,392 average AGI)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.58% ($30,356)
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.20% ($35,082)
to Orange County, FL  0.17% ($29,587)
to Martin County, FL  0.15% ($66,929)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.15% ($26,459)
to New York County, NY  0.06% ($25,226)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Palm Beach County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Palm Beach County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Palm Beach County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 246,685 (228,250 aged, 18,435 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13034.68
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 250.960
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28828.37

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1269.880
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1107.330
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.57

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 59.27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75.91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.5
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6139.787

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 57.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 5.8
  • Other - 11.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.6
  • Poisoning - 28.3
  • Suffocation - 23.5
  • Fall - 4.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 3.2
  • Drowning - 3.0
  • Other - 7.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,300,162

Size of family households: 164,188 2-persons, 70,822 3-persons, 58,889 4-persons, 27,258 5-persons, 11,214 6-persons, 8,338 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 163,880 1-person, 33,129 2-persons, 4,149 3-persons, 1,371 4-persons, 561 5-persons, 236 6-persons, 192 7-or-more-persons.

154,580 married couples with children.
60,887 single-parent households (13,104 men, 47,783 women).

78.3% of residents of Palm Beach County speak English at home.
11.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
8.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,403,842,000 ($5955 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $290,218,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,595,928,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,391,752,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,175,000
Federal grants: $710,685,000
Federal procurement contracts: $304,768,000 ($158,924,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $385,535,000 ($30,707,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,139,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $355,021,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,144,445,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 76,665
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 69,707
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +41,325
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +90,812
Here:

+72 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Palm Beach County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 229.84 millions of gallons per day (85% from ground, 15% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,754
  • 2000 to 2004: 113,123
  • 1990 to 1999: 115,204
  • 1980 to 1989: 192,777
  • 1970 to 1979: 133,080
  • 1960 to 1969: 55,525
  • 1950 to 1959: 34,042
  • 1940 to 1949: 8,661
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,404
Rooms in houses/apartments in Palm Beach County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 924
  • 2 rooms: 8,625
  • 3 rooms: 27,312
  • 4 rooms: 64,460
  • 5 rooms: 87,274
  • 6 rooms: 73,354
  • 7 rooms: 46,042
  • 8 rooms: 26,535
  • 9+ rooms: 19,498
  • 1 room: 6,107
  • 2 rooms: 16,891
  • 3 rooms: 24,830
  • 4 rooms: 35,661
  • 5 rooms: 22,640
  • 6 rooms: 8,957
  • 7 rooms: 3,248
  • 8 rooms: 1,343
  • 9+ rooms: 474
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Palm Beach County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2,789
  • 1 bedroom: 27,074
  • 2 bedrooms: 135,697
  • 3 bedrooms: 135,796
  • 4 bedrooms: 43,294
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9,374
  • no bedroom: 7,660
  • 1 bedroom: 35,615
  • 2 bedrooms: 54,791
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,192
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,534
  • 5+ bedrooms: 359
Cars and other vehicles available in Palm Beach County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 18,577
  • 1 vehicle: 147,701
  • 2 vehicles: 148,020
  • 3 vehicles: 31,236
  • 4 vehicles: 6,568
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,922
  • no vehicle: 19,082
  • 1 vehicle: 61,725
  • 2 vehicles: 33,437
  • 3 vehicles: 4,946
  • 4 vehicles: 609
  • 5+ vehicles: 352

52% of Palm Beach County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Florida.

Palm Beach County:

51.7%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $131,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Palm Beach County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (93.6%)
  • Utility gas (2.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Electricity (92.8%)
  • No fuel used (3.1%)
  • Utility gas (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16,773
Here:

14.7%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,287
Here:

11.2%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,231
Here:

24.8%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Palm Beach County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $56,553,000
    Regular Highways: $35,655,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,770,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,159,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,798,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,153,000
    Libraries: $455,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $321,000
    Police Protection: $194,000
    Transit Utilities: $120,000
    General - Other: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $208,887,000
    Local Fire Protection: $154,280,000
    Solid Waste Management: $133,174,000
    Correctional Institutions: $102,102,000
    Financial Administration: $99,441,000
    General Public Buildings: $91,464,000
    Transit Utilities: $61,053,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,036,000
    Parks and Recreation: $57,560,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $51,329,000
    Regular Highways: $47,159,000
    Air Transportation: $42,028,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,088,000
    Sewerage: $36,026,000
    General - Other: $33,413,000
    Central Staff Services: $29,890,000
    Libraries: $27,399,000
    Water Utilities: $24,018,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $20,996,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,657,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $18,736,000
    Health - Other: $11,000,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $62,580,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $19,699,000
    Health - Other: $15,000,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,818,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,876,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,571,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,568,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,838,000
    Local Fire Protection: $753,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $300,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $24,195,000
    Regular Highways: $1,067,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $77,204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,758,000
    Regular Highways: $8,443,000
    Police Protection: $6,560,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,434,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,334,000
    Libraries: $4,185,000
    Financial Administration: $1,857,000
    Parks and Recreation: $873,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $751,000
    General - Other: $306,000
    Housing and Community Development: $300,000
    Central Staff Services: $254,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $240,000
    Correctional Institutions: $74,000
    Health - Other: $31,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $748,200,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,450,000

Palm Beach County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $160,888,000
    All Other: $80,324,000
    Air Transportation: $58,243,000
    Sewerage: $37,824,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,476,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $27,062,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,541,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,786,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,754,000
    Toll Highways: $2,527,000
    Regular Highways: $619,000
    Parking Facilities: $261,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,502,000
    Public Welfare: $28,376,000
    Highways: $12,825,000
    Transit Utilities: $10,530,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,733,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,329,000
    Education: $228,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $496,000
    Electric Utilities: $186,000
    General Local Government Support: $66,000
    Highways: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $124,735,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,497,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,094,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $8,984,000
    Sale of Property: $4,214,000
    Rents: $3,483,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,459,000
    Royalties: $1,340,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,200,000
    Transit Utilities: $7,816,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $107,470,000
    Highways: $13,522,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,227,000
    Electric Utilities: $4,097,000
    All Other: $624,000
    Transit Utilities: $480,000
  • Tax - Property: $685,201,000
    Other License: $125,560,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $82,174,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $49,197,000
    Other Selective Sales: $22,516,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,275,000

Palm Beach County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,498,063,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,346,279,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $337,148,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $323,385,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $309,148,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,601,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,000,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $76,908,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $10,500,000

Palm Beach County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $297,346,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,637,610,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $333,632,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Palm Beach County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Palm Beach County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 264 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,262$176,7365,713$242,06810,768$243,374442$165,16525$6,818,9202,884$263,19599$124,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED302$182,427730$250,0181,530$238,31498$86,0202$1,965,000354$224,52049$73,959
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,211$162,7601,793$225,1097,777$248,407546$76,3229$1,741,2221,680$224,115161$58,391
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN606$170,865984$263,4903,409$246,218123$126,3905$17,044,000674$277,12320$97,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS254$161,854325$246,6741,222$247,74849$91,0201$250,000212$278,0247$65,857
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 188 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED308$255,49058$247,6724$219,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED207$264,18466$244,51520$243,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED97$215,04133$249,5158$168,375
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN35$239,48625$236,0404$220,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS46$205,1308$231,7504$216,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Palm Beach County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7,75675.9 years
William6,86676.5 years
Mary5,88180.5 years
Joseph5,16177.8 years
Robert5,13073.4 years
James4,39473.0 years
George4,25077.8 years
Charles4,08177.1 years
Helen3,83181.9 years
Dorothy3,18680.2 years
Most common last names in Palm Beach County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,23176.8 years
Miller1,50078.2 years
Johnson1,43374.5 years
Brown1,40674.9 years
Williams1,37973.0 years
Cohen1,35180.9 years
Jones1,08972.9 years
Davis1,04474.7 years
Wilson75375.7 years
Schwartz74480.9 years
Businesses in Palm Beach County, FL
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2Jones New York43
7-Eleven22Journeys5
ALDO4Justice5
AMF Bowling1KFC19
AT&T33Kincaid2
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kmart4
Abercrombie Kids3Kohl's3
Ace Hardware6Kroger2
Advance Auto Parts22LA Fitness7
Aeropostale4La Quinta3
Aerosoles1La-Z-Boy3
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Bryant3
Ann Taylor7Lane Furniture6
Apple Store3LensCrafters9
Applebee's9Little Caesars Pizza10
Arby's4Lowe's5
Ashley Furniture2Macy's7
Audi1Marriott21
AutoZone8Marshalls7
Avenue2MasterBrand Cabinets27
BMW2Mazda2
Bakers1McDonald's44
Banana Republic5Men's Wearhouse8
Barnes & Noble4Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins5Motherhood Maternity11
Bath & Body Works5New Balance33
Bebe3New York & Co3
Bed Bath & Beyond6Nike87
Ben & Jerry's1Nissan3
Bentleymotors.Com1Nordstrom4
Best Western3Office Depot13
Blockbuster25OfficeMax2
Brooks Brothers2Old Navy4
Brookstone4Olive Garden4
Budget Car Rental4On The Border1
Burger King32Outback6
CVS53Outback Steakhouse6
Cache4Pac Sun4
CarMax1Panda Express2
Casual Male XL2Panera Bread11
Charlotte Russe2Papa John's Pizza13
Chevrolet5Payless15
Chick-Fil-A9Penske11
Chico's7PetSmart6
Chipotle6Pier 1 Imports7
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut16
Cinnabon 1Plato's Closet4
Circle K4Popeyes5
Clarion1Pottery Barn3
Clarks2Pottery Barn Kids1
Cold Stone Creamery5Publix Super Markets66
Coldwater Creek2Quality1
ColorTyme1Quiznos8
Comfort Inn3RadioShack21
Costco4Red Lobster3
Cracker Barrel2Red Roof Inn1
Crate & Barrel1Rite Aid1
Curves7Rooms To Go5
DHL32Ruby Tuesday4
Dairy Queen6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Days Inn1SAS Shoes10
Decora Cabinetry8SONIC Drive-In3
Dennys10Saks Fifth Avenue3
Domino's Pizza14Sam's Club2
DressBarn1Sears15
Dressbarn2Sephora4
Dunkin Donuts54Shoe Carnival2
Ethan Allen2Skechers USA2
Express5Soma Intimates1
Extended Stay Deluxe1Spencer Gifts2
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel10
FedEx224Staples7
Finish Line2Starbucks46
Firestone Complete Auto Care9Steak 'n Shake3
Foot Locker3Studio 61
Ford5Subaru2
Forever 213Subway53
GNC17Super 83
GameStop17T-Mobile35
Gap4T.G.I. Driday's4
Goodwill4T.J.Maxx6
Gymboree5Taco Bell18
H&M1Talbots2
H&R Block37Target8
Haagen-Dazs2The Cheesecake Factory3
Harmon Face Values1The Limited2
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place3
Haworth1Tire Kingdom16
Hawthorn1Toyota3
Hilton16Toys"R"Us9
Holiday Inn8Travelodge1
Hollister Co.3True Value3
Home Depot11U-Haul54
Homestead Studio Suites1UPS244
Honda3Urban Outfitters1
Hot Topic2Vans10
Hyundai3Verizon Wireless9
IHOP13Victoria's Secret5
IZOD1Volkswagen3
InTown Suites1Walgreens34
J. Jill1Walmart12
J.Crew3Wet Seal1
JCPenney3Whole Foods Market3
Jamba Juice4YMCA5
Jimmy John's5Z Gallerie2
JoS. A. Bank4

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