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Overview

Introduction to Palm Springs, Florida

Palm Springs, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 6 miles SW of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 59 miles N of Miami, Florida. Part of the surrounding West Palm Beach - Boca Raton metro area, this is not an isolated city. Palm Springs is home to some 11,699 residents.

Palm Springs History

The village of Palm Springs was incorporated in 1957. Out of the total 2.5 square-mile area of the village, 700 acres was originally a dairy farm. In fact, the barn of the dairy farm still exists and has now been rebuilt as the Christ Community Church, located on Henthorne Drive.

Palm Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Palm Springs City Park
  • Temple B'nai Jacob
  • Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
  • Palm Beach Zoo

Things To Do In Palm Springs

Palm Springs features a lovely village center play area where the large playground is divided into a tot area and a play space for children who are between 5 and 12 years old. In addition, you can enjoy baseball, soccer, softball and football along with a number of restaurants and shopping centers.

Palm Springs Transportation

The city is served by the Palm Beach International Airport.

Palm Springs Higher Education

Adult education can be obtained from Palm Beach Community College.

People

Total Population 21,832
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,154
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 33.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $22,214
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,440
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,850

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,289
% Above Poverty Level 75.6%
% Below Poverty Level 24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,026
Median House Value $86,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 6.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Palm Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33406, 33461
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.635
Longitude -80.096

Palm Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 75 F
Apr Temp 65 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.3 inches
Station CANAL POINT USDA
Distance 36.8 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 75 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 37.6 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Palm Springs, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake Clarke (33406)

Village of Palm Springs (33461)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantis 2,175 $91,354
Glen Ridge 204 $97,500
Greenacres 38,840 $49,705
Haverhill 1,979 $57,969
Lake Clarke Shores 3,483 $76,510
Lake Worth 36,403 $41,852

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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