Lake Worth, FL

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2019 Population
38,010
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
36.6
0.549% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
24.4%
1.53% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$42,500
2019 Median Property Value
$194,300
2019 Employed Population
18,670

About

In 2019, Lake Worth, FL had a population of 38k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $42,500.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Worth, FL are White (Hispanic) (36.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.9%), Other (Hispanic) (4.55%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.64%).

None of the households in Lake Worth, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

72.8% of the residents in Lake Worth, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Lake Worth, FL was $194,300, and the homeownership rate was 44.3%. Most people in Lake Worth, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Worth, FL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lake Worth, FL is home to a population of 38k people, from which 72.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 38.7% of Lake Worth, FL residents were born outside of the country (14.7k people).

In 2019, there were 1.05 times more White (Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Lake Worth, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.79k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake Worth, FL
  1. White (Hispanic)
    14k ± 1.35k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 924
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.79k ± 1.19k
44.5%
Hispanic Population
16.9k people

In 2019, there were 1.05 times more White (Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Lake Worth, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.79k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.5% of the people in Lake Worth, FL are hispanic (16.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lake Worth, FL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

38.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.7k people
37.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
14.1k people

As of 2019, 38.7% of Lake Worth, FL residents (14.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.6
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Lake Worth, FL was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Citizenship

72.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2019, 72.8% of Lake Worth, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    506 ± 178
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    313 ± 139
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    231 ± 105

Lake Worth, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Florida (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Lake Worth, FL is $42,500. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Lake Worth, FL was Census Tract 44.01 with a value of $63,958, followed by Census Tract 53 and Census Tract 52.04, with respective values of $50,033 and $48,203.

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lake Worth, FL employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Lake Worth, FL are , and the highest paying industries are .

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,500
2019 value
± $3,783

Households in Lake Worth, FL have a median annual income of $42,500, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$64,321
Average Male Salary in Florida
± $888
$48,168
Average Female Salary in Florida
± $615

In 2020, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Florida
  1. Asian
    $60,417 ± $3,531
  2. White
    $53,356 ± $619
  3. Two or More Races
    $44,585 ± $1,774

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Florida.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake Worth, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 44.01
  2. Census Tract 53
  3. Census Tract 52.04

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake Worth, FL was Census Tract 44.01 with a value of $63,958, followed by Census Tract 53 and Census Tract 52.04, with respective values of $50,033 and $48,203.

The following map shows all of the places in Lake Worth, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake Worth, FL (9.12k out of 37.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake Worth, FL is false, followed by false and false.

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

18.7k
2019 Value
± 1,161

In 2019, there were 18.7k employees (± 1,161) in Lake Worth, FL.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake Worth, FL, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake Worth, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake Worth, FL, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake Worth, FL, by median earnings, are .

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k
2019 Value
± 1,161

In 2019, there were 18.7k employees (± 1,161) in Lake Worth, FL.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake Worth, FL, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake Worth, FL, though some of these residents may live in Lake Worth, 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 Lake Worth, FL, by number of employees, are .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake Worth, FL, by median earnings, are .

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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. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

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. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%). The most partisan county was Holmes County, FL with 89.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Florida
51.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Florida
  1. 89.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 85.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Florida was Holmes County, FL with 89.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Florida colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Florida

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Florida.
Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake Worth, FL was $194,300 in 2019, which is 0.846 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. The homeownership rate in Lake Worth, FL is 44.3%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Lake Worth, FL have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake Worth, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$194,300
2019 Median
± $13,752

In 2019, the median property value in Lake Worth, FL was $194,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake Worth, 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 Lake Worth, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,500
Median Household Income
± $3,783
13k
Number of Households
± 809

In 2019, the median household income of the 13k households in Lake Worth, FL was $42,500.

The following chart displays the households in Lake Worth, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lake Worth, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake Worth, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

44.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2019, 44.3% of the housing units in Lake Worth, FL were occupied by their owner.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lake Worth, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake Worth, FL have a similar commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.61% of the workforce in Lake Worth, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (64.4%)
  2. Carpooled (23%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.24%)

In 2019, 64.4% of workers in Lake Worth, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (23%) and those who worked at home (4.24%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lake Worth, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake Worth, FL have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

67.2% of the population of Lake Worth, FL has health coverage, with 23.2% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 9.63% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida 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 1262 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1263 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1328 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,262 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Palm Beach County, FL

Primary care physicians in Palm Beach County, FL see an average of 1,262 patients per year. This represents a 0.0792% decrease from the previous year (1,263 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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Florida
$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

32.8%
Uninsured
23.2%
Employer Coverage
22.9%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
9.63%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake Worth, 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. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.5% prevalence
  3. 17.8% prevalence

Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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