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Overview

Introduction to North Palm Beach, Florida

North Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 7 miles N of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 72 miles N of Miami, Florida. The village is conveniently located inside the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton metropolitan area.

North Palm Beach History

North Palm Beach was built up during the mid 1950s. In 1956, the village of North Palm Beach was incorporated along with the development of a new East-West artery, Lighthouse Drive. This village was also connected to the Old Dixie Highway. Around 1958 or 1959 Walter E. Thomas, Jr. was elected as its first Mayor.

North Palm Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • MacArthur Beach.
  • Lake Worth Cove.
  • Lion Country Safari.
  • Kravis Center.
  • Palm Beach Gardens.
  • Juno Beach.

Things To Do In North Palm Beach

North Palm Beach features a number of playgrounds along with several other shopping and dining options. As it is located along the Treasure Coast of Florida, you can enjoy swimming, boating, diving, fishing and picnicking in the North Palm Beach. In addition, you can also find several boutiques, designer clothing stores and two-tiered glass malls.

North Palm Beach Transportation

Palm Beach International Airport provides access to commercial air travel.

North Palm Beach Higher Education

The city is served by the Palm Beach Atlantic College (West Palm Beach).

People

Total Population 12,425
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 29.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,759
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 51%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.2%
Median Earnings25+ $44,355
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,338

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,135
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 10.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,138
Median House Value $242,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 12.7%
Irish 15.3%

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

North Palm Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33403, 33408, 33410
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.817
Longitude -80.082

North Palm Beach 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 9.3 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 34.2 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 POMPANO BEACH
Distance 40.6 miles
Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Juno Beach 3,325 $129,750
Lake Park 8,376 $51,201
Mangonia Park 1,929 $31,724
Palm Beach Gardens 50,977 $91,043
Palm Beach Shores 1,077 $64,583
Riviera Beach 33,445 $44,822

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

North Palm Beach Public Libraries

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North Palm Beach Public Library
303 ANCHORAGE DRIVE
North Palm Beach, Florida
(561) 841-3383

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