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Overview

Introduction to West Palm Beach, Florida

Founded in 1894 by Henry Flagler, West Palm Beach was created to house servants working at hotels on nearby Palm Beach. Many of the city’s historic structures were created in the 1920s when the city swelled. West Palm Beach lies on Florida’s southeast. It is only 70 miles north of Miami and 46 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.

The climate of West Palm Beach is subtropical. The city has nearly constant sunshine and only mildly distinguishable seasons. Winters are cooler than the area’s humid summers, but temperatures during the winter months occasionally go down to the 30s. January is the coldest month when temperatures average a warm 65 degrees. However, despite the long, humid summers, the city has never recorded a temperature at 100 degrees. The hottest month is August when the temperatures average around 83 degrees.

West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment

West Palm Beach has more than gorgeous beaches; it also has a great selection of museums and other attractions. These include:

  • The Armory Art Center.
  • The Norton Museum of Art.
  • The South Florida Science Museum.
  • Whitehall Flagler Museum.
  • The Elliott Museum.
  • The Hibel Museum of Art.
  • The Raymond F. Kravis Center.
  • The Lion Country Safari.

West Palm Beach also has a lot of activities for sports fans. Just an hour and ten minutes south of West Palm Beach is Miami, home of NBA champions the Miami Heat, as well as the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Some nearby teams include the Jacksonville Jaguars football team, the Florida Panthers hockey team and the Florida Marlins baseball team. In fact, the area is also well-known for its baseball spring training facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population104,978
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+50,595
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married36.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,330
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,507
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,766

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,437
% Above Poverty Level81%
% Below Poverty Level19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,096
Median House Value$198,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43%
West Indian11.2%
Irish6.9%
Italian6%
German5.9%
Haitian5.7%
English4.4%
Jamaican4.4%
Polish2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Russian1.8%
African1.8%
Dutch1%
Scottish0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Bahamian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Australian0.1%
US/American0.1%
British0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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West Palm Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33401, 33405, 33409, 33417, 33407, 33413, 33415, 33404, 33411, 33406, 33412, 33403, 33418, 33408, 33410, 33414
P.O. Box Zip Codes33402, 33416, 33422, 33419, 33420, 33421
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.72
Approximate Longitude-80.07

West 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
Distance3.6 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
Distance36.1 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
Distance37.3 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
Mangonia Park2,044$36,023
Palm Beach8,501$158,807
Palm Beach Shores1,157$75,833
Riviera Beach33,683$45,048

West Palm Beach Public Libraries

Palm Beach County Library System
3650 SUMMIT BOULEVARD
West Palm Beach, Florida
(561) 233-2600
Mandel Public Library Of West Palm Beach
411 CLEMATIS ST.
West Palm Beach, Florida
(561) 868-7700

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West Palm Beach Hospitals

Columbia Hospital
(Proprietary)
2201 45th St
(561) 842-6141
Good Samaritan Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1309 N Flagler Dr
(561) 655-5511
St Mary's Medical Center
(Proprietary)
901 45th St
(561) 844-6300
West Palm Beach Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
7305 North Military Trail
(800) 972-8262
Jerome Golden Center For Behavioral Health
(Non-profit)
1041 45th St
(561) 383-5711

West Palm Beach Public Schools

Alexander W Dreyfoos Junior School Of The Arts
501 S Sapodilla Ave
ZIP: 33401
(561) 802-6000
High
Total Enrollment 1373
Roosevelt Elementary School
1220 L A Kirksey St
ZIP: 33401
(561) 653-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
U. B. Kinsey/palmview Elementary
800 11th St
ZIP: 33401
(561) 671-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Westward Elementary School
1101 Golf Ave
ZIP: 33401
(561) 653-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Belvedere Elementary School
3000 Parker Ave
ZIP: 33405
(561) 838-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Conniston Middle Adult Education Center
673 Conniston Rd
ZIP: 33405
(561) 802-5406
Conniston Middle School
3630 Parker Ave
ZIP: 33405
(561) 802-5400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1162
Florida International Language Academy
7719 S Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 33405
(904) 859-4157
Forest Hill Community High School
6901 Parker Ave
ZIP: 33405
(561) 540-2400
High
Total Enrollment 2173
Forest Hill High Adult Education
6901 Parker Ave
ZIP: 33405
(561) 540-2417
Other
Palm Beach Maritime Academy
7719 S Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 33405
(561) 547-3775
Primary
Total Enrollment 1128
Palmetto Elementary School
5801 Parker Ave
ZIP: 33405
(561) 202-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
South Olive Elementary School
7101 S Olive Ave
ZIP: 33405
(561) 202-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
Transitions Elementary Charter School
7719 S Dixie Hgwy
ZIP: 33405
(561) 406-3203
Primary
Total Enrollment 71
Berkshire Elementary School
1060 Kirk Rd
ZIP: 33406
(561) 304-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1097
Champs At Delray Beach
3300 Forest Hill Blvd # C-316
ZIP: 33406
(561) 633-5023
Educational Services Program-east
3228 Gun Club Rd
ZIP: 33406
(561) 649-6000
Other
Exceptional Student Prog Pre-k
3378 Forest Hill Blvd Ste A203
ZIP: 33406
(561) 434-8626
Other
Total Enrollment 69
G-star School Of The Arts
2065 Prairie Rd Bldg J
ZIP: 33406
(561) 967-2023
High
Total Enrollment 1045
Meadow Park Elementary School
956 Florida Mango Rd
ZIP: 33406
(561) 357-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 725
Palm Beach County Jail
3228 Gun Club Rd
ZIP: 33406
(561) 681-5908
Other
Total Enrollment 46
Palm Springs Middle School Adult
1560 Kirk Rd
ZIP: 33406
(561) 357-5017
Other
Renaissance Charter School At Summit
2001 Summit Blvd
ZIP: 33406
(866) 543-7872
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Alternative Program Central
1041 45th St
ZIP: 33407
(561) 681-5908
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Bak Middle School Of The Arts
1725 Echo Lake Dr
ZIP: 33407
(561) 882-3870
Middle
Total Enrollment 1354
Believers Academy
5840 Corporate Way Ste 100
ZIP: 33407
(561) 340-2507
High
Total Enrollment 137
Carp
5400 East Ave
ZIP: 33407
(561) 494-0031
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Highridge Family Center
4200 N Australian Ave
ZIP: 33407
(561) 681-5908
Other
Total Enrollment 38
Joseph Littles-nguzo Saba
1601 N Tamarind Ave
ZIP: 33407
(561) 803-9001
My Choice Academy
901 Northpoint Pkwy
ZIP: 33407
(561) 844-2173
Northboro Elementary School
400 40th St
ZIP: 33407
(561) 494-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Northmore Elementary School
4111 N Terrace Dr
ZIP: 33407
(561) 494-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Palm Beach Lakes High Adult Education
3505 Shiloh Dr
ZIP: 33407
(561) 640-5025
Other
Palm Beach Lakes High School
3505 Shiloh Dr
ZIP: 33407
(561) 640-5000
High
Total Enrollment 2034
Palm Beach Regional Detention Center
1100 45th St Ste A
ZIP: 33407
(561) 357-5930
Other
Total Enrollment 51
Pleasant City Elementary School
2222 Spruce Ave
ZIP: 33407
(561) 838-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Renaissance Learning Center
5800 Corporate Way Ste 101
ZIP: 33407
(561) 640-0270
Primary
Total Enrollment 116
Roosevelt Middle Adult Education Center
1900 N Australian Ave
ZIP: 33407
(561) 822-0200
Other
Roosevelt Middle School
1900 N Australian Ave
ZIP: 33407
(561) 822-0200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1081
Adult Education Center Of Palm Beach
2161 N Military Trl
ZIP: 33409
(561) 616-7800
Other
Bear Lakes Middle School
3505 Shenandoah Blvd
ZIP: 33409
(561) 615-7700
Middle
Total Enrollment 746
Gold Coast Community School
4260 Westgate Ave
ZIP: 33409
(561) 687-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 81
Leadership Academy West
1760 N Congress Ave
ZIP: 33409
(561) 434-0996
High
Total Enrollment 134
Learning Path Academy
3805 Torres Cir
ZIP: 33409
(561) 444-9832
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
North Area Elementary Transition School
4260 Westgate Ave
ZIP: 33409
(561) 687-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 2
Renaissance Charter School At West Palm Beach
1889 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
ZIP: 33409
(561) 839-1994
Other
Total Enrollment 933
Renaissance Learning Academy
1310 N Old Congress Ave
ZIP: 33409
(561) 296-1776
High
Total Enrollment 98
West Gate Elementary School
1545 Loxahatchee Dr
ZIP: 33409
(561) 684-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Worthington High School
1711 Worthington Rd
ZIP: 33409
(407) 615-0370
High
Total Enrollment 334
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School
2926 Lone Pine Rd
ZIP: 33410
(561) 366-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
Grove Park Elementary School
8330 N Military Trl
ZIP: 33410
(561) 904-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
Benoist Farms Elementary School
1765 Benoist Farms Rd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 383-9700
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Everglades Elementary
407 Marginal Rd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 792-9500
Primary
Total Enrollment 845
Golden Grove Elementary School
5959 140th Ave N
ZIP: 33411
(561) 904-9700
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Grassy Waters Elementary School
3550 N Jog Rd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 383-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Indian Ridge School
1955 Golden Lakes Blvd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 681-0005
Other
Total Enrollment 98
Jeaga Middle School
3777 N Jog Rd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 242-8000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1154
Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility
9680 Process Dr
ZIP: 33411
(561) 681-5908
Other
Total Enrollment 115
Renaissance Charter School At Cypress
8151 Okeechobee Blvd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 282-5860
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Turning Points Academy
1950 Benoist Farms Rd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 681-3700
Other
Total Enrollment 109
Forest Hill Elementary School
5555 Purdy Ln
ZIP: 33415
(561) 432-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 814
Melaleuca Elementary School
5759 Gun Club Rd
ZIP: 33415
(561) 598-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Pace Center For Girls
1225d S Military Trl # D
ZIP: 33415
(561) 472-1990
Other
Total Enrollment 41
Pine Jog Elementary School
6315 Summit Blvd
ZIP: 33415
(561) 656-5401
Primary
Total Enrollment 929
Egret Lake Elementary School
5115 47th Pl N
ZIP: 33417
(561) 616-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Hope-centennial Elementary School
5298 Stacy St
ZIP: 33417
(561) 640-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
Seminole Trails Elementary School
4075 Willow Pond Rd
ZIP: 33417
(561) 598-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 900
Wynnebrook Elementary School
1167 Drexel Rd
ZIP: 33417
(561) 598-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 835

West Palm Beach Private Schools

Poinciana Day School
1340 Kenwood Rd
ZIP: 33401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
Rosarian Academy
807 N Flagler Dr
ZIP: 33401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 325
St Ann Catholic School
324 N Olive Ave
ZIP: 33401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 213
St Juliana School
4355 S Olive Ave
ZIP: 33405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches
1950 Prairie Rd
ZIP: 33406
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 186
Coates Learning Center
3359 Belvedere Rd Ste S
ZIP: 33406
Secondary
Total Enrollment 4
Matlock Academy
2491 Homewood Rd
ZIP: 33406
Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
New Horizons Christian Academy
4281 Palm Ave
ZIP: 33406
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Children Of Purpose Christian Academy
3600 N Australian Ave
ZIP: 33407
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
Ephesus Junior Academy
4011 N Shore Dr
ZIP: 33407
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Arthur I Meyer Jewish Academy
3261 N Military Trl
ZIP: 33409
Elementary
Total Enrollment 306
Berean Christian School
8350 Okeechobee Blvd
ZIP: 33411
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 472
Hooked On Learning
590 Royal Palm Beach Blvd
ZIP: 33411
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
The King's Academy
8401 Belvedere Rd
ZIP: 33411
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1046
Summit Christian School
4900 Summit Blvd
ZIP: 33415
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 328
The Open Doorway
1480 S Military Trl Ste B
ZIP: 33415
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 39
West Palm Beach Jr Academy
6300 Summit Blvd
ZIP: 33415
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
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Reve d'ete (Garden of Eden; home of C.L. Cragin) between 1900 and 1915

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Reve d'ete (Garden of Eden; home of C.L. Cragin) between 1900 and 1915

W. Palm Beach residences (gardens) between 1900 and 1915

Beach club between 1900 and 1915

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