Population

At 2,578 square miles in total area, Palm Beach County is one of the largest counties in the eastern United States and the largest among Florida's 67 counties. The population is estimated at nearly 1.3 million. Population increased approximately 3.1% annually from 1990 through 2000, compared to double and triple that rate in the 1980s. The area's projected population for the year 2015 is over 1.3 million.

 

 

 

 

Percent Change

 

1990 Census

2000 Census

2010 Estimate

2015 Projection

1990 to 2000

2010 to 2015

Total Population 863,524 1,131,185 1,287,596 1,325,804 31.0% 3.0%
Population Density (Pop/Sq Mi) 389.2 509.9 580.3 597.6 31.0% 3.0%
Total Households 365,562 474,179 511,331 518,263 29.7% 1.4%
             
Population by Gender:            
Male 414,537 546,740 630,259 650,843 31.9% 3.3%
Female 448,988 584,446 657,336 674,960 30.2% 2.7%
             
Population by Race/Ethnicity          
 

 

 

 

 

Percent Change

 

1990 Census

2000 Census

2010 Estimate

2015 Projection

1990 to 2000

2010 to 2015

White 732,231 894,209 975,342 985,274 22.1% 1.0%
Black 107,710 156,055 213,092 232,731 44.9% 9.2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,200 2,466 7,633 8,800 105.5% 15.3%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8,979 17,819 28,708 37,307 98.5% 15.9%
Some Other Race 13,354 33,709 60,673 35,660 152.4% 12.8%
Two or More Races   26,928 55,156 26,032   -6.1%
             
Hispanic Ethnicity 66,615 140,675 228,665 292,031 111.2% 18.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 796,904 990,510 1,039,518 1,033,773 24.3% -0.8%
             
Population by Age            
 

 

 

 

 

Percent Change

 

1990 Census

2000 Census

2010 Estimate

2015 Projection

1990 to 2000

2010 to 2015

0 to 4 53,207 62,913 73,736 70,736 18.2% -4.9%
5 to 14 91,033 138,802 149,875 157,043 52.5% 4.8%
15 to 19 42,984 61,738 75,195 77,270 43.6% 2.8%
20 to 24 47,223 51,319 73,791 78,729 8.7% 6.7%
25 to 34 136,086 133,020 145,441 154,205 -2.3% 6.0%
35 to 44 117,805 172,021 158,412 154,008 46.0% -2.8%
45 to 54 80,564 141,051 181,337 179,564 75.1% -1.0%
55 to 64 84,375 108,244 153,552 174,081 28.3% 13.4%
65 to 74 116,309 122,730 119,267 133,334 5.5% 11.8%
75 to 84 75,512 104,382 97,515 89,852 38.2% -7.9%
85+ 18,422 34,965 59,411 57,523 89.8% -3.2%
             
Median Age:            
Total Population 39.8 41.8 43.1 43.2 4.9% 0.3%

Source: DemographicsNow

 

For more information contact:

Judy Fancher
Administrative Assistant
Economic Development & Research

Phone: 561.835.1008 Ext. 4112
jfancher@bdb.org

 

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