This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, West Palm Beach has a very low population density. West Palm Beach is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about West Palm Beach, FL, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in West Palm Beach, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. West Palm Beach has a population density of 1,869, with 103,082 current residents.
Out of the 103,082 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 47% of the residents are married and 53% are single.
- 65% Sun
- 61% Rain
- 0% Snow
73°F average temperature
- 24 years Median home age
- $103,550 Median home price
- -23.46% Home appreciation rate
- 13.37% Annual property tax
As for living in West Palm Beach, the air quality is 92% and the weather, on average, is 65% sunny, 61% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 73°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in West Palm Beach, you should know that 43.6% of homes are owned while 39.7% of homes are rented, and 16.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $103,550, the median age of homes is 24 years, the annual home appreciation is -23.46% and the annual property tax is 13.37%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of West Palm Beach, it’s important to determine the crime rate. West Palm Beach’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in West Palm Beach is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 61.08% Democratic, 38.22% Republican, and 0.70% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
77%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at West Palm Beach, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.00% of residents are unemployed in West Palm Beach (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed West Palm Beach residents: 12.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.33% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.6% are in the customer service field, 26.2% are in the sales field, 0.84% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 9.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 76.93%, 6.15% of residents have an associate’s degree, 17.11% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.74% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in West Palm Beach, you should be aware that the average commute time is 25 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of West Palm Beach have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.