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Population
36,838
1.19% growth
Median Age
36
Median Household Income
$36,039
1.91% decline
Poverty Rate
28.7%
Number of Employees
17,641
1.22% decline
Median Property Value
$151,500
8.52% growth

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Economy

The economy of Lake Worth, FL employs 17,641 people. The economy of Lake Worth, FL is specialized in Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Construction, which employ respectively 4.04; 2.86; and 2.1 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lake Worth, FL are Admin., Support, Waste Management Services (3,193), Construction (2,159), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,103), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,414), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($43,472), and Finance & Insurance ($38,909).

Median household income in Lake Worth, FL is $36,039. Males in Lake Worth, FL have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,381. The income inequality of Lake Worth, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lake Worth, FL. In Palm Beach County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 75+, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,417. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Lake Worth, FL is from the county of Palm Beach County, FL.

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Diversity

Lake Worth, FL is home to a population of 36,838 people, from which 75.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lake Worth, FL is composed of 14,343 Hispanic residents (38.9%), 13,477 White residents (36.6%), 7,865 Black residents (21.4%), 526 Asian residents (1.43%), and 510 Two+ residents (1.38%). The most common foreign languages in Lake Worth, FL are Spanish (12,275 speakers), French Creole (3,473 speakers), and Other (459 speakers), but compared to other places, Lake Worth, FL has a relative high number of French Creole (3,473 speakers), Other (459 speakers), and Spanish (12,275 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area awarded 98,307 degrees. The student population of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 37,893 male students and 60,414 female students. Most students in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area are Hispanic or Latino (41,719 and 42.4%), followed by White (23,792 and 24.2%), Black or African American (19,297 and 19.6%), and Unknown (4,117 and 4.19%). The largest universities in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area by number of graduates are Miami Dade College (13,052 and 13.3%), Florida International University (12,817 and 13%), and Broward College (11,190 and 11.4%). The most popular majors in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area are Liberal Arts & Sciences (17,300 and 17.6%), Registered Nursing (2,990 and 3.04%), and Medical Assistant (707 and 0.72%). The median tuition costs in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area are $28,800 for private four year colleges, and $2,522 and $14,374 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake Worth, FL is $151,500, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $139,600 to $151,500, a 8.52% increase. The homeownership rate of Lake Worth, FL is 47.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lake Worth, FL have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake Worth, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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