West Palm Beach, Florida is a mid-size city with approximately 107,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%). In terms of housing, residents are evenly split between renting (50%) and owning (50%) their residence. At $1,207/month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.
West Palm Beach has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the state average, as 7% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 15% possess a Bachelor's degree. Many West Palm Beach residents work in one of three industries: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. West Palm Beach workers take home an average annual income of nearly $67K, about the same as their peers elsewhere in Florida. However, West Palm Beach compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.
West Palm Beach residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes, faster than the Florida average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (42%) drive their car to work, while public transit is not used extensively. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.