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Overview

Introduction to Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 1 miles SE of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 65 miles N of Miami, Florida. The town is part of the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Palm Beach History

One of the founders of Standard Oil, Henry Morrison Flagler, established Palm Beach as a resort town. He built two luxury resort hotels called the Breakers Hotel and the Royal Poinciana Hotel. He also built Whitehall - a Beaux-Arts mansion. Flagler regularly arranged a variety of entertainment events, which helped establish the reputation of Palm Beach. It was incorporated in 1911.

Palm Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Four Arts Gardens.
  • Worth Avenue.
  • Mar-A-Lago.
  • Four Arts Gardens.
  • Whitehall, the Flagler Museum.

Things To Do In Palm Beach

Since it has been developed as a resort, the town of Palm Beach offers numerous activities for a wide range of interests. The most popular activities are water sports like fishing, scuba diving and sailing among others. There are many parks that offer facilities for different activities, from picnicking to biking to various other sports. Palm Beach also has an exciting nightlife.

Palm Beach Transportation

Town residents can access air travel at Palm Beach International Airport.

Palm Beach Higher Education

Palm Beach Atlantic College provides access to advance education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,501
Male Share of the Population45.3%
Female Share of the Population54.7%
Senior Citizens58.9%
Employed Population 16+2,697
Age of the Population68

Families

% of people married61.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.6%
Median Earnings25+$61,759
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$158,807
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home30.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone42.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,411
Median House Value$955,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.3%
English12.8%
German12.1%
Irish9.7%
Russian9%
Italian6.8%
Polish3.9%
Scottish2.9%
French Except Basque2.4%
Dutch1.9%
Austrian1.6%
Romanian1.4%
Hungarian1.3%
Ukrainian1.1%
Greek1.1%
Estonian1.1%
Swedish0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Palm Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33480
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.69
Approximate Longitude-80.03

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)

StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp57 to 75 F
Apr Temp65 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp71 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.3 inches
StationBELLE GLADE EXP STN
Distance37.1 miles
Jan Temp52 to 76 F
Apr Temp59 to 85 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp66 to 87 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationCANAL POINT USDA
Distance38.5 miles
Jan Temp53 to 75 F
Apr Temp61 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glen Ridge196$81,250
Haverhill1,984$66,250
Lake Clarke Shores3,517$78,590
Mangonia Park2,044$36,023
Palm Beach Shores1,157$75,833
West Palm Beach104,978$53,437

Palm Beach Public Schools

Palm Beach Public School
239 Cocoanut Row
ZIP: 33480
(561) 822-0700
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Sources :
Study Online in Palm Beach
Historic Palm Beach

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Hotel Royal Poinciana c1900.

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Hotel Royal Poinciana c1900.

Lake Worth (view of Royal Poinciana Hotel) between 1910 and 1920

Hotel Royal Poinciana c1900.

Additional Resources
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