South Palm Beach County 2005

Sponsor(s): Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

Principal Investigator(s): Ira M. Sheskin

Study Dates: January 3-24, 2005

Population Estimates: 130,900 Jewish persons live in 73,000 South Palm Beach residential Jewish households in 2005. In 1995, 110,450 Jewish persons lived in the area surveyed; increase from 1995 to 2005 was just under 19%.
Sample: RDD (Random Digit Dialed) survey of adult Jewish households in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, located in the southern part of Palm Beach County. Map shows area surveyed.

Please see Methodology chapter in the Main Report for details.

Sample Size: 1,511

Sample Notes: Weight factor "WF" reduces interviews to 1,422 when adjustments are made for multiple telephone lines and geographic oversampling.

Weight factor "WFHH" projects data to 73,000 Jewish HH.

SPSS data file zipped version includes some SPSS syntax files created by Dr. Sheskin.

Study Notes: The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County services the Florida Jewish communities of Boca Raton and Delray Beach, which are located in the southern portion of Palm Beach County. The Main Report and the Summary Report for 2005 are available, as is an extensive series of Slides which summarize the study results.

The Data Bank has also archived the Jewish community study reports for 1995 for the South Palm Beach area.

Topics covered in 2005 include population growth, geographic distribution, demographic characteristics, religious profile, Jewish communal organization connections, Jewish education, Jewish agencies and social service needs, Israel, anti-Semitism, philanthropy and data on Holocaust survivors and children of Holocaust victims.

PLEASE NOTE: The Reports on South Palm Beach County should be understood in the broader context of the total Palm Beach County Jewish community, which is served by two Jewish federations: (1) the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and (2) the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, which serves the "West Palm Beach" Jewish communities from Boynton Beach to Jupiter, the northern and western sections of the county. The Data Bank has also archived the 2005 Jewish community study of "West Palm Beach," as well as earlier studies.