Lake Worth Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 42,496 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Worth Beach is the 83rd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Lake Worth Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Worth Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Worth Beach is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Worth Beach who work in maintenance occupations (18.38%), sales jobs (10.45%), and food service (7.54%).
One of the nice things about Lake Worth Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
A lot of people in Lake Worth Beach take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Lake Worth Beach, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The education level of Lake Worth Beach citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.10% of adults 25 and older in Lake Worth Beach have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lake Worth Beach in 2018 was $23,426, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,704 for a family of four. However, Lake Worth Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lake Worth Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Worth Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lake Worth Beach, accounting for 44.18% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lake Worth Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake Worth Beach include Haitian, Irish, German, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Worth Beach's cultural character, accounting for 38.90% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lake Worth Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.