​Population and Demographics


Palm Beach County has come of age. From a pioneer village for fishermen and animal trappers in the 1870’s, to a winter resort haven for the wealthy in the 1920’s, to a blossoming metropolis in the post World War II era, the County has undergone tremendous changes and growth. What are we like? Where are we going in the future? Planning Division often receives requests for demographic information from the public, whether for grant writing or market research. Below are web links to many sites developed by public organizations that have already organized demographic information in a user-friendly format. They are excellent resources for State, County, Municipal, and small area statistics.

Palm Beach County Profile

A general profile of the County, updated annually by Planning staff, giving the latest population estimates and projections by municipalities, development activities, and general socio-economic information.

2020 Census Preparation Information and Data

2020 Census

Census Data Links:

1980 to 2020 Census Population
2019 Census PBC Social Profile
2019 Census PBC Economic Profile
2019 Census PBC Housing Profile
2019 Census PBC Demographic Profile

2010 Census Tract Map
2010 Municipal Demographic Profiles
2009-2013 ACS Census Designated Places and CCRT Areas
2010 Census Data 
2010 Census By Tracts      
American Community Survey
Bureau of Census

Population Allocation Model:

This report is a land use based allocation model, updated every other year by Planning staff, giving small area population projections through 2045. The report lays out the history, methodology, underlying assumptions, and the data sources for the development of the allocation model. The data tables can be downloaded as follows: (Note:  "Right-click" => Select "Save target as..." to download Excel/GIS files).

Population Model Overview and Data

Population Allocation Model Overview
2020 Population Model - Countywide Population Projections thru 2045 By Jurisdiction
2020 Population Model - Countywide Population Projections thru 2045 By TAZ
2020 Population Model - Unincorporated Population Projections thru 2045 By TAZ

2020 Population Model - GIS shapefile

The TAZ shapefile is available for GIS users on the Palm Beach County GIS Open Data site.​​

For further information about the model, please contact Palm Beach County Planning Division at 561-233-5300.

Other Reference Links: 

University of Florida BEBR Population Estimates
University of Florida BEBR Population Projections
Historical PBC Countywide Population Estimates
2013 Unit Assessment
 PBC Economic Indicators
PBC Senior Profile
Office of Economic and Demographic Research - PBC Profile
FL Workforce Statistics
FL Price Index

Disclaimer: Data are provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. The County makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the use of this data. There are no implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The data is dynamic and in a constant state of maintenance, correction and update. Maps may not be resold without the prior consent of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.