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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.

People

Total Population 8,418
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 55.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,505
Age of the Population 68

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.4%
Median Earnings25+ $52,786
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,986

Wealth

Median Family Income $149,850
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 26.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,248
Median House Value $948,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.3%
Irish 10.6%

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

Palm Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SE of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33480
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.705
Longitude -80.036

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 4.2 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 BELLE GLADE EXP STN
Distance 37.1 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 76 F
Apr Temp 59 to 85 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 66 to 87 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station CANAL POINT USDA
Distance 38.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glen Ridge 204 $97,500
Haverhill 1,979 $57,969
Lake Clarke Shores 3,483 $76,510
Mangonia Park 1,929 $31,724
Palm Beach Shores 1,077 $64,583
West Palm Beach 103,588 $51,899

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

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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.

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