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PALM BEACH
PA L M B E A C H
MAP AND JEWISH DEMOGRAPHICS
South Palm Beach
The Jewish community of South
Palm Beach (Boca Raton and Delray
Beach), the tenth largest Jewish community in the country, consists of
128,000 persons living in 68,000 Jewish
households as of 1999. (A Jewish
household is defined as a household
containing one or more self-defined
Jewish persons.)
Of these 128,000 persons, 122,000
are Jewish.
holds are in
25% of Jewish house­
­residence for 3-7 months of the year.
Thus, of the 128,000 persons in Jewish
households, about 31,000 are partyear residents (“snowbirds”).
The population in Jewish households had increased from 1,000 persons in 1970 to 40,000 persons in 1980
and 100,000 persons in 1990. Most of
this increase was due to direct migration of Jews from the Northeast to
South Palm Beach.
53% of the Jewish population live
in Boca Raton; 47%, in Delray Beach.
69% (88,000) of the population
are age 65 and over, including 29%
(37,000) who are age 75 and over. The
69% makes South Palm Beach the oldest of 45 American Jewish communities
(for which comparison data are available). 6% (7,000) are age 17 and under.
The median household income is
$76,000 (2017 dollars).
6% of households are Orthodox,
41% are Conservative, 28% are
Reform, and 25% are just Jewish. 6%
of married couples are intermarried.
36% of households are synagogue
members, 50% of whom are members
of a synagogue in Palm Beach County.
Northern Palm Beach Cty.
Palm Beach County from Boynton
Beach to Jupiter, the twelfth largest
Jewish community in the country, conBoca Raton • Boynton Beach • Delray Beach • Greenacres
sists of 102,000 persons living in 53,000
Jupiter • Lake Worth • Palm Beach • Palm Beach Gardens
Jewish households as of 1999. (A Jewish
Royal Palm Beach • West Palm Beach • Wellington
household is defined as a household
containing one or more self-defined Jewish persons.) Of these 102,000 persons, 94,000 are
Jewish.
22% of Jewish households are in residence for 3-7 months of the year. Thus, of the 102,000
persons in Jewish households, about 21,000 are part-year residents (“snowbirds”).
The population in Jewish households had increased from 9,000 persons in 1970 to 55,000
persons in 1980 and 80,000 persons in 1990. Most of this increase was due to direct migration
of Jews from the Northeast to West Palm Beach.
63% (64,000) of the population are age 65 and over, including 32% (32,500) who are
age 75 and over. The 63% makes West Palm Beach the second oldest of 45 American Jewish
communities (for which comparison data are available). 7% (7,000) are age 17 and under.
The median household income is $91,000 (2017 dollars).
2% of households are Orthodox, 39% are Conservative, 34% are Reform, and 25% are
just Jewish. 29% of Jews never attend synagogue services and 18% attend once per month or
more. 11% of married couples are intermarried. 37% of households are synagogue members,
53% of whom are members of a synagogue in Palm Beach County.
Source: Sheskin, Ira M., The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach
County Community Study (2006) (West Palm Beach: The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and Boca Raton:
The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County). Reports from this study are available atwww.jewishdatabank.org.
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