Palm Beach County, FL

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Population

1.47M

1.89% growth

Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$60,057

4.3% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

681,335

2.04% growth

Median Property Value

$282,900

4.93% growth

About

In 2017, Palm Beach County, FL had a population of 1.47M people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $60,057. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Palm Beach County, FL grew from 1.44M to 1.47M, a 1.89% increase and its median household income grew from $57,580 to $60,057, a 4.3% increase.

The population of Palm Beach County, FL is 54.5% White Alone, 22.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.7% Black or African American Alone. 33.4% of the people in Palm Beach County, FL speak a non-English language, and 88.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Palm Beach County, FL are Florida Atlantic University (7,655 degrees awarded in 2016), Palm Beach State College (6,926 degrees), and Palm Beach Atlantic University (798 degrees).

The median property value in Palm Beach County, FL is $282,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.5%. Most people in Palm Beach County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Palm Beach County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Palm Beach County, FL employs 681k people. The largest industries in Palm Beach County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (96,213 people), Retail Trade (87,607 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (60,038 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($222,083), Utilities ($68,480), and Finance & Insurance ($62,088).

Median household income in Palm Beach County, FL is $60,057. Males in Palm Beach County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Palm Beach County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,057

2017 value

± $1,347

4.3%

1 Year Growth

± 3.29%

Households in Palm Beach County, FL have a median annual income of $60,057, 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 $57,580 in 2016, which represents a 4.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Palm Beach County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 35.07

  2. Census Tract 59.37

  3. Census Tract 77.13

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palm Beach County, FL was Census Tract 35.07 with a value of $201,042, followed by Census Tract 59.37 and Census Tract 77.13, with respective values of $193,333 and $150,577.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Palm Beach County, 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

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palm Beach County, FL (189k out of 1.41M 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 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    113,902 ± 2,557

  2. Hispanic

    58,659 ± 1,872

  3. Black

    58,280 ± 1,838

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Palm Beach County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

681k

2017 Value

± 15,759

2.04%

1 Year growth

± 3.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palm Beach County, FL grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 668k employees to 681k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palm Beach County, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (88,865 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (83,162 people), and Management Occupations (73,985 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palm Beach County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Palm Beach County, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (88,865 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (83,162 people), and Management Occupations (73,985 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Palm Beach County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.54 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.46 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Palm Beach County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,215), Management Occupations ($71,226), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,258).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

681k

2017 Value

± 15,759

2.04%

1 Year growth

± 3.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palm Beach County, FL grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 668k employees to 681k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palm Beach County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (96,213 people), Retail Trade (87,607 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (60,038 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palm Beach County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Palm Beach County, 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 Palm Beach County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (96,213 people), Retail Trade (87,607 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (60,038 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Palm Beach County, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.78 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.48 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Palm Beach County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($222,083), Utilities ($68,480), and Finance & Insurance ($62,088).

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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

Showing data for Florida state.

$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

86.2% of the population of Palm Beach County, FL has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Palm Beach County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see 1261 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0794% increase from the previous year (1260 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1383 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 566 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

1,261 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see an average of 1,261 patients per year. This represents a 0.0794% increase from the previous year (1,260 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Palm Beach County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

13.8%

Uninsured

38.5%

Employer Coverage

12.5%

Medicaid

17.2%

Medicare

16.9%

Non-Group

1.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palm Beach County, FL grew by 11.8% from 12.3% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Palm Beach County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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

Palm Beach County, FL is home to a population of 1.47M people, from which 88.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 23.8% of Palm Beach County, FL residents were born outside of the country (351k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Palm Beach County, FL is composed of 801k White Alone residents (54.5%), 328k Hispanic or Latino residents (22.3%), 275k Black or African American Alone residents (18.7%), 39.4k Asian Alone residents (2.68%), 20.3k Two or More Races residents (1.38%), 5.84k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.397%), 1.6k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.109%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Palm Beach County, FL are Spanish (269,391 speakers), Haitian (87,075 speakers), and Portuguese (17,523 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Palm Beach County, FL was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Palm Beach County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Palm Beach County, FL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

23.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

351k people

23.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

333k people

As of 2017, 23.8% of Palm Beach County, FL residents (351k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palm Beach County, FL was 23.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

88.3%

2017 Citizenship

88.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.3% of Palm Beach County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Palm Beach County, FL was 88.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    801k ± 3.3k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    328k ± 8.75k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    275k ± 2.38k

In 2017, there were 2.44 times more White Alone residents (801k people) in Palm Beach County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 328k Hispanic or Latino and 275k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Palm Beach County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    269,391 speakers (19.3%)

  2. Haitian

    87,075 speakers (6.24%)

  3. Portuguese

    17,523 speakers (1.26%)

33.4% of Palm Beach County, 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 Palm Beach County, FL was Spanish. 19.3% of the overall population of Palm Beach County, FL are native Spanish speakers. 6.24% speak Haitian and 1.26% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    25,234 ± 2,051

  2. Korea

    13,179 ± 1,804

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    8,252 ± 1,929

Palm Beach County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Palm Beach County, FL awarded 19,308 degrees. The student population of Palm Beach County, FL is skewed towards women, with 31,463 male students and 43,787 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Palm Beach County, FL are White (7,912 and 42.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4,885 and 26.1%), Black or African American (4,204 and 22.5%), and Unknown (629 and 3.36%).

The largest universities in Palm Beach County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida Atlantic University (7,655 and 39.6%), Palm Beach State College (6,926 and 35.9%), and Palm Beach Atlantic University (798 and 4.13%).

The most popular majors in Palm Beach County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,878 and 20.1%), Registered Nursing (1,100 and 5.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (946 and 4.9%).

The median tuition costs in Palm Beach County, FL are $28,100 for private four year colleges, and $2,473 and $11,543 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 531 degrees awarded

  2. 481 degrees awarded

  3. 432 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Palm Beach County, FL was Registered Nursing with 531 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Palm Beach County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,655 degrees awarded

  2. 6,926 degrees awarded

  3. 798 degrees awarded

$2,473

Median In-State Public

$28,100

Median Private

In 2016, the Palm Beach County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida Atlantic University with 7,655 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,631

Degrees Awarded to Men

11,677

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,631 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Palm Beach County, FL, which is 0.654 times less than the 11,677 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,912 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,885 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    4,204 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Palm Beach County, FL were to White students. These 7,912 degrees mean that there were 1.62 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 4,885 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palm Beach County, FL was $282,900 in 2017, which is 1.3 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $269,600 to $282,900, a 4.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Palm Beach County, FL is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Palm Beach County, FL have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Palm Beach County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,057

Median Household Income

± $1,347

548k

Number of Households

± 11,568

In 2017, the median household income of the 548k households in Palm Beach County, FL grew to $60,057 from the previous year's value of $57,580.

The following chart displays the households in Palm Beach County, 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

$282,900

2017 Median

± $5,125

$269,600

2016 Median

± $5,487

In 2017, the median property value in Palm Beach County, FL grew to to $282,900 from the previous year's value of $269,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Palm Beach County, 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 Palm Beach County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.5%

2017 Homeownership

67.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.5% of the housing units in Palm Beach County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Palm Beach County, 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 Palm Beach County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Palm Beach County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palm Beach County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Palm Beach County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.01%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Palm Beach County, FL was Drove Alone (77.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (7.01%).

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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