Demographics

The estimated population within the city limits of Boca Raton in 2012 was 87,836 people. The following data was derived from the 2010 census and includes information for the municipal city of Boca Raton, not including surrounding residential communities.

 

As of the 2010 census the population of Boca Raton was 84,392. 3.9% of the population was 5 years old and younger. Those under 18 years of age made up 17.2% percent of the population and 21% of the population was 65 years and older.

 

The racial profile of the city was as follows: 88.5% White, 5.2% Black or African American, 0.2% American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino and 1.6% were two or more races.

 

18.8% of the population was foreign born and 22.6% of the population spoke a language other than English at home. Those who graduated high school or higher made up 95.3% of the population and 50.4% of the population held a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

The average travel time to work in the city was 20 minutes. There were 44,539 housing units in the city with a homeownership rate of 71.3%. The median value of an owner-occupied housing unit was $368,000. There were 35,701 households in the city with 2.32 persons per household. The Median household income from 2008-2012 was $70,067. 11.5% of the population lived below the poverty level.

 

The city of Boca Raton covers a land area of 29.33 square miles with 2,877.2 persons per square mile.