West Palm Beach, Florida

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Population in 2013: 102,436 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.8%
Males: 50,159  (49.0%)
Females: 52,277  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Florida median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 33401, 33405.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,229 (it was $36,774 in 2000)
West Palm Beach:

$40,229
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,795 (it was $23,188 in 2000)

West Palm Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $151,600 (it was $91,500 in 2000)
West Palm Beach:

$151,600
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $287,302; Detached houses: $330,179; Townhouses or other attached units: $195,396; In 2-unit structures: $265,878; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,582; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,771; Mobile homes: $80,983; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $61,341

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,008.

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  • White alone - 43,657 (43.7%)
  • Black alone - 28,305 (28.4%)
  • Hispanic - 24,554 (24.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2,017 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 752 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 387 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 111 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (0.02%)

Races in West Palm Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Palm Beach: 101.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: West Indian (7.9%), German (7.8%), Irish (7.5%), English (4.9%), United States (4.0%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 21 feet

Land area: 55.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,858 people per square mile   (low).

West Palm Beach,FL real estate house value index trend

West Palm Beach, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in West Palm Beach:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Palm Beach city:

  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

27,315 residents are foreign born (11.2% Latin America).

This city:  26.8%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 270 registered sex offenders living in West Palm Beach, Florida as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Palm Beach to the number of sex offenders is 377 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,417 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,857 (1.2%)

West Palm Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (60.5 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (956.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Palm Beach, FL (1.3 miles ), Westgate-Belvedere Homes, FL (1.4 miles ), Cloud Lake, FL (1.6 miles) , Glen Ridge, FL (1.6 miles ), Schall Circle, FL (1.7 miles ), Mangonia Park, FL (1.8 miles ), Lakeside Green, FL (1.9 miles ), Gun Club Estates, FL (1.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 488 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 1998: 480 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 1999: 516 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2000: 561 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2001: 515 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2002: 1372 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2003: 1544 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2004: 530 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2005: 369 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2006: 131 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $396,000
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $447,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $258,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $285,700
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $360,900
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $177,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.71 N, Longitude: 80.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +48,222 (+47.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 18,799 (39.5%)

Area code: 561

West Palm Beach household income distribution West Palm Beach home values distribution

Property values in West Palm Beach, FL


Crime rates in West Palm Beach by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2318714182217121819191417
per 100,000 28.321.48.215.919.822.617.111.817.918.918.813.816.6
Rapes 48705664687146434742494831
per 100,000 59.083.165.272.674.872.846.442.446.841.748.447.430.3
Robberies 563465497538560528574574446376264235334
per 100,000 691.6552.1578.9610.7616.0541.6579.0566.5444.1373.2260.7232.0326.1
Assaults 576570630545588600537529456468457472439
per 100,000 707.6676.7733.8618.6646.8615.4541.6522.1454.0464.5451.3466.0428.6
Burglaries 1,7491,6101,7291,4741,6551,6051,5911,5941,4451,2911,2461,3541,289
per 100,000 2148.51911.42013.81673.11820.51646.21604.81573.21438.81281.21230.41336.91258.5
Thefts 7,1445,7866,5255,9775,1494,6104,7754,7483,8873,6453,4153,6853,801
per 100,000 8775.76869.37599.86784.35664.04728.44816.34686.13870.23617.43372.33638.43711.1
Auto thefts 1,2931,2751,1591,2671,329967966913513429391344314
per 100,000 1588.31513.71349.91438.11461.9991.8974.4901.1510.8425.8386.1339.6306.6
Arson 1020281317236132011171321
per 100,000 12.323.732.614.818.723.66.112.819.910.916.812.820.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 1032.0897.1899.0859.4844.3737.5702.9669.8566.7519.6474.0472.2479.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Palm Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 357 (264 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Florida average:

2.45

West Palm Beach tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +14,957 (+22.3%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in West Palm Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Palm Beach, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Palm Beach-area historical tornado activity is below Florida state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the West Palm Beach city center killed one person and injured 33 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/19/1958, a category F3 tornado 32.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Palm Beach-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 407.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from West Palm Beach center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 428.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 393.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.4 miles away from West Palm Beach center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 438.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palm Beach County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Fires: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Palm Beach topographic map

Birthplace of: Jeffrey Gitomer - Businessman, James G. Stavridis - Admiral, Robby Thompson - College baseball player, Vinny Sutherland - Football player, Dickey Betts - Musician and composer, Fiona Kelleghan - Literary critic, Stephen C. O'Connell - University president, Thomas Wenski - Catholic bishop, Eugene Wilde - Singer, Anthony Goldwire - Basketball player.

Main business address for: CRUZAN INTERNATIONAL, INC. (MALT BEVERAGES), HEARUSA INC (RETAIL-RETAIL STORES, NEC), JACUZZI BRANDS INC (HEATING EQUIP, EXCEPT ELEC & WARM AIR & PLUMBING FIXTURES), OCWEN FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS CORP (RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS), METROPOLITAN HEALTH NETWORKS INC (SERVICES-OFFICES & CLINICS OF DOCTORS OF MEDICINE), FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES CO (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), FIDELITY BANKSHARES INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in West Palm Beach:

  • GLENBEIGH HOSP OF THE PALM BEACHES INC (provides emergency services, 4700 CONGRESS AVENUE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, PALM BEACH LAKES AT FLAGER DR)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1309 N FLAGLER DR)
  • HOSPICE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY (5300 EAST AVENUE)
  • OAKWOOD CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES (1041 45TH ST)
  • ST MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 901 45TH ST)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL INC (901 45TH ST)
  • W PALM BEACH VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, 7305 N. MILITARY TRAIL)
  • WEST PALM HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2201 45TH ST)

Dialysis Facilities in West Palm Beach:

  • ATLANTIC KIDNEY CENTERS LLC (4700 CONGRESS AVE STE 104)
  • DIALYSIS ASSOC OF THE PALM BEACHES (2611 POINSETTIA AVE)
  • FMC - LAKE CLARKE SHORES DIALYSIS CENTER (3047 FOREST HILL BLVD)
  • FMC - ROYAL PALM BEACH (6901 OKEECHOBEE BLVD #D19)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES - WEST PALM BEACH (2000 CONTINENTAL DR STE A)
  • LAKE WORTH DIALYSIS (2459 S CONGRESS AVE #100)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - WEST PALM (1522 N DIXIE HWY)
  • RENAL CARE PARTNERS OF WEST PALM BEACH (300 EXECUTIVE CENTER DRIVE #101)
  • SAINT MARYS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (901 45TH ST)

Home Health Centers in West Palm Beach:

  • A VISITING REDI-NURSE (1800 FOREST HILL BLVD STE B-1)
  • ACTIVE HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES LLC (1495 FOREST HILL BLVD, STE A)
  • COLUMBIA HOMECARE (4700 NORTH CONGRESS AVENUE SUITE 101)
  • CONCEPTS IN ELDERCARE (2324 S CONGRESS AVE #1F)
  • FIRST CHOICE HOME HEALTH INC (1499 FOREST HILL BLVD, STE 109)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (6340 COMMONS CIRCLE STE 102)
  • LIFECARE SOLUTIONS OF PALM BEACH INC (8120 BELVEDERE ROAD, UNIT 5)
  • MORSELIFE HOME CARE (4920 LORING DRIVE)
  • PALM BEACH HOME HEALTH, INC (2150 SOUTH CONGRESS AVE)
  • TOTAL HOME HEALTH INC (1551 FORUM PLACE STE 100-B)

Nursing Homes in West Palm Beach:

  • COLUMBIA HOSPITAL TRANSITIONAL CARE UN (2201 45TH STREET)
  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF WEST PALM BEACH (1626 DAVIS ROAD)
  • DARCY HALL NH (2170 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD)
  • EDWARD J HEALEY REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (1200 45TH STREET)
  • LAKESIDE HEALTH CENTER (2501 N AUSTRALIAN AVENUE)
  • LOURDES NOREEN MCKEEN RESIDENCE (315 S FLAGLER DRIVE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES WEST PALM BEACH (2300 VILLAGE BLVD)
  • PALM BEACH SHORES REHAB AND SUB-ACUTE CENTER (1101 54TH STREET)
  • REHABILITATION CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES,THE (301 NORTHPOINTE PARKWAY)
  • SAVANNAH COVE (2090 N CONGRESS AVE)

Airports and heliports located in West Palm Beach:

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Amtrak station:

WEST PALM BEACH (201 S. TAMARIND AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in West Palm Beach:

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (Full-time enrollment: 2,868; Location: 901 S. Flagler Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.pba.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach (FT enrollment: 874; Location: 2410 Metrocentre Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • Northwood University-Florida (FT enrollment: 614; Location: 2600 N Military Trail; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.northwood.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations (FT enrollment: 532; Location: 5154 Okeechobee Blvd Ste 201; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ANHO.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-West Palm Beach (FT enrollment: 203; Location: 1756 North Congress Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Dade Medical College-West Palm Beach (FT enrollment: 170; Location: 2601 South Military Trail; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dademedical.edu)
  • MCI Institute of Technology (FT enrollment: 142; Location: 3650 Shawnee Ave.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mciiot.com)
  • Empire Beauty School-West Palm (FT enrollment: 137; Location: 4258 Okeechobee Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Eternity Cosmetology School (FT enrollment: 113; Location: 4698 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite C; Private, for-profit; Website: www.eternitycschool.com)
  • Southeastern Technical Careers Institute Inc (Location: 3111 South Dixie Highway, Suite 138; Private, for-profit; Website: Stciflorida.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near West Palm Beach:

  • Palm Beach State College (about 7 miles; Lake Worth, FL; Full-time enrollment: 19,938)
  • Lynn University (about 23 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • Florida Atlantic University (about 24 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Everest University-Pompano Beach (about 34 miles; Pompano Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (about 37 miles; Fort Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 18,270)
  • Broward College (about 45 miles; Fort Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 30,322)
  • Nova Southeastern University (about 45 miles; Fort Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 25,621)

Private high schools in West Palm Beach:

  • THE KING'S ACADEMY (Students: 1,397; Location: 8401 BELVEDERE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 879; Location: 512 SPENCER DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BEREAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 793; Location: 8350 OKEECHOBEE BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SUMMIT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 685; Location: 4900 SUMMIT BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ATLANTIS ACADEMY PALM BEACHES (Students: 146; Location: 1950 PRAIRIE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MATLOCK ACADEMY (Students: 38; Location: 2491 HOMEWOOD RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 1101 CHARLES ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in West Palm Beach:

  • PALM BEACH DAY ACADEMY - FLAGLER CAMPUS (Students: 518; Location: 1901 S FLAGLER DR; Grades: PK - 9)
  • ROSARIAN ACADEMY (Students: 467; Location: 807 N FLAGLER DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JULIANA SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 326 PINE TER; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ARTHUR I MEYER JEWISH ACADEMY (Students: 440; Location: 3261 N MILITARY TRL; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 324 N OLIVE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY NAME OF JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 345 S MILITARY TRL; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ABC CHILDREN'S LEARNING ACADEMY (Students: 165; Location: 4330 SUMMIT BLVD; Grades: PK - 2)
  • REDEMPTIVE LIFE ACADEMY & PRESCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 2101 N AUSTRALIAN AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • POINCIANA DAY SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 1340 KENWOOD RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WEST PALM BEACH JR ACADEMY (Students: 49; Location: 6300 SUMMIT BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in West Palm Beach, School District: PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in West Palm Beach:

  • PALM BEACH COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $48,483,525; Location: 3650 SUMMIT BOULEVARD; 1,298,501 books; 226 e-books; 143,123 audio materials; 130,056 video materials; 49 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 4,334 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • WEST PALM BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,057,463; Location: 100 CLEMATIS ST.; 138,007 books; 12,408 audio materials; 20,768 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 481 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • College/University: PC Professor Technical Institute: 500 FT/PT students. 6080 Okeechobee Blvd. Located at Okeechobee and the Turnpike. Nationally accredited, private, Microsoft IT Academy offering both beginning and advanced computer certification classes starting weekly. 561-684-3333 www.PCProfessor.Edu
  • Matlock Academy- Private Prep High School located West Palm Beach Florida- Offers advanced placement, summer school, homeschool- http://www.matlockacademy.com added by Dan
  • Bak Middle School of the Arts has been rebuilt on the same site but has a different address.

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Notable locations in West Palm Beach: Whisper Lakes Golf Course (A), Westview Country Club (B), Westminster Golf Club (C), Westchester Golf and Country Club (D), West Orange Country Club (E), Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park (F), West Palm Beach Amtrak Station (G), Palm Coast Plaza (H), Belmart Shopping Plaza (I), Central Square (J), City Square (K), Palm Beach County Convention Center (L), Armory Art Center (M), Armory Art Center Sculpture Annex (N), Easel Art Center (O), South Florida Science Museum (P), E C Blomeyer Library - Palm Beach Atlantic College (Q), University of Palm Beach Library (R), West Palm Beach Public Library (S), Fire Station Number 17 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Palm Beach Mall (1), Clearlake Plaza Shopping Center (2), Southdale Shopping Center (3), Palm Beach Mall (4), Miramar Park Associates Shopping Center (5), Cross County Mall (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in West Palm Beach include: CRUZAN INTERNATIONAL, INC. (A), HEARUSA INC (B), JACUZZI BRANDS INC (C), OCWEN FINANCIAL CORP (D), PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS CORP (E), METROPOLITAN HEALTH NETWORKS INC (F), FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES CO (G), FIDELITY BANKSHARES INC (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Palm Beach include: Belvedere Baptist Church (A), Crossroads Baptist Church (B), Gold Coast Baptist Church (C), Victory Baptist Church (D), Church of the Holy Apostles (E), Mary Immaculate Catholic Church (F), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (G), Saint Anns Catholic Church (H), Saint Edwards Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woodlawn Cemetery (1), Shalow Memorial Park (2), Royal Palm Memorial Gardens (3), Hillcrest Memorial Park (4), Glenwood Memorial Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Clear Lake (A), Loxahatchee Slough (B), Lake Mangonia (C), Square Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Palm Beach include: Flamingo Park (1), South Olive Park (2), Lincoln Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Club LA Salle Special Event Facility (Museums; 2119 South Dixie Highway) (1), Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Inc (Museums; 253 Barcelona Road) (2), Dream Dolls Gallery & More (Museums; 2155 Indian Road) (3), Florida Historical (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 514 Datura Street) (4), Palm Beach Tropical Gardens (Botanical Gardens; 13801 40th Street South) (5), All About Travel (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 2601 South Military Trail Suite 35) (6), Town & Country Travel (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 12794 West Forest Hill Boulevard Suite 1A) (7), Unbelievable Acres Botanic Garden (Botanical Gardens; 470 63rd Trail North) (8), Science Museum & Planetarium of Palm Beach County (Planetariums; 4801 Dreher Trail North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Sea Spary Inn (123 South Ocean Avenue) (1), Best Western Seaspray Inn (123 Ocean Avenue) (2), Bowser P C (123 South Ocean Avenue) (3), Channel House OFC (115 Inlet Way Apt 106) (4), Best Western Palm Beach Lakes (1800 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard) (5), Cezanne (630 Clearwater Park Road) (6), Bellatrix Beachfront Resort (1000 East Blue Heron Boulevard) (7), Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Central Airport (1601 Worthington Rd) (8), Canopy Palms Oceanfront Hotel (3800 North Ocean Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Florida State Of Continued - North County Courthouse- Judicial Continued- Public Defe (3188 Pga Boulevard) (1), U S Government - United States District Court- Courts- Us District Court- Federal Public Defe (450 South Australian Avenue) (2), U S Government Continued - Justice Department- Federal Bureau of Investiga (701 Clematis Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Palm Beach County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.9. This is about average.

City:

72.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.569. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.569
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 8.03. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.03
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Palm Beach and their reported violations in the past:

GLEN AT STATE LINE MHP 2 PWS (Address: Suite 3000 , Serves OH, Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-13-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2012)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2011)
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-02-2010 to MAY-11-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-31-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-13-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2011)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
STAR OF DAVID A/K/A MENORAH GARDENS (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TOWN ; COUNTRY FEED ; SUPPLY , INC. (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SOUTH FLORIDA SHOOTING GROUNDS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GLEN AT STATE LINE MHP 1 PWS (Address: Suite 3000 , Serves OH, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In NOV-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-15-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • Public Education - In NOV-30-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-31-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-13-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2012)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 24 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Palm Beach that have no violations reported:

  • ROBINS WOOD, INC. (Serves NY, Population served: 320, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.5%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in West Palm Beach in 2010:

  • 1,093 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,048 people in college/university student housing
  • 358 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 240 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 48 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in West Palm Beach in 2000:

  • 916 people in other group homes
  • 734 people in nursing homes
  • 726 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 718 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 223 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 101 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 67 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 63 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

West Palm Beach, Florida environmental map by EPA

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West Palm Beach compared to Florida state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. Capacity: 5,000.

Banks with most branches in West Palm Beach (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • BankAtlantic: Ibis Branch, Royal Palm Beach Branch, Andros Isle Branch, Village Commons Branch, West Palm Beach Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,648.1 mil, Deposits: $3,293.2 mil, headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 78 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Lake Clarke Shores Branch, West Palm Beach Branch, Palm Beach Lakes Branch, Belvedere Branch, Baywind Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: West Palm Beach Branch, City Place Temp Space Branch, Palm Beach Lakes Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Forest Hill Branch, West Palm Beach Military Trail Branc, Palm Beach County Bank Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • First Bank of the Palm Beaches: First Bank Of The Palm Beaches at 415 5th Street, branch established on 2006/03/06; Messenger Service at 415 5th Street, branch established on 2006/03/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $83.5 mil, Deposits: $67.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • 17 other banks with 20 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Palm Beach, Florida:

  • Helen Wilkes Res Hotel, 100 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Coquina Motel, 2919 Broadway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
  • Days Inn Turnpike, 6255 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 , Phone: (561) 686-6000, Fax: (561) 687-0415
  • Sea Grape Motel, 2618 Broadway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 , Phone: (561) 833-4621
  • Flagler Court Hotel, 535 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Best Western Palm Beach Lakes, 1800 Palm Bch Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 , Phone: (561) 683-8810, Fax: (561) 687-0013
  • Princess Motel, 6915 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
  • Boulevard Motel, 5497 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
  • 44 other hotels and motels
All 52 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Palm Beach, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

West Palm Beach travel time to work - commute West Palm Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (93%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in West Palm Beach:

(West Palm Beach, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for West Palm Beach city (based on Palm Beach County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.92%
Here: 55.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents47.5%26.4%6.7%2.9%2.4%
Congregations7.5%9.4%11.1%4.6%1.5%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.8%1.3%1.1%1.1%8.8%
Congregations4.6%3.4%2.3%2.9%52.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 259
Palm Beach County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 161
Palm Beach County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 284
Palm Beach County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,129
Here:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Palm Beach County:

19.3%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.3%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 80$468,620$70,2931$536
Other Government Administration 44$282,962$77,1711$2,216
Judicial and Legal 14$114,955$98,5330$0
Police Protection - Officers 217$1,422,063$78,6390$0
Police - Other 91$618,921$81,61627$25,525
Firefighters 177$1,318,444$89,3861$5,258
Fire - Other 14$107,096$91,7970$0
Streets and Highways 42$224,380$64,1090$0
Health 5$27,261$65,4260$0
Solid Waste Management 47$164,516$42,0040$0
Sewerage 98$394,989$48,3661$1,273
Parks and Recreation 112$419,549$44,95288$86,346
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$87,929$65,9470$0
Natural Resources 27$90,105$40,0470$0
Water Supply 175$779,572$53,4563$6,810
Local Libraries 33$151,243$54,99719$17,437
Other and Unallocable 130$623,301$57,5354$4,725
Totals for Government 1,322$7,295,906$66,226145$150,126

West Palm Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $10,111,000 ($98.71)
    Regular Highways: $1,502,000 ($14.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $41,410,000 ($404.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,969,000 ($194.94)
    Water Utilities: $18,955,000 ($185.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,445,000 ($131.25)
    Sewerage: $12,637,000 ($123.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,364,000 ($81.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,953,000 ($77.64)
    Regular Highways: $7,865,000 ($76.78)
    General - Other: $7,272,000 ($70.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,039,000 ($68.72)
    Central Staff Services: $6,321,000 ($61.71)
    Financial Administration: $5,116,000 ($49.94)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,994,000 ($48.75)
    General Public Buildings: $3,636,000 ($35.50)
    Parking Facilities: $3,360,000 ($32.80)
    Libraries: $2,950,000 ($28.80)
    Health - Other: $2,827,000 ($27.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,400,000 ($13.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $153,407,000 ($1497.59)
    Corporate Bonds: $22,842,000 ($222.99)
    Benefit Payments: $10,758,000 ($105.02)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,089,000 ($78.97)
    Withdrawals: $72,000 ($0.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,178,000 ($50.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,428,000 ($33.46)
    Police Protection: $816,000 ($7.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $112,000 ($1.09)
    Health - Other: $107,000 ($1.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $81,000 ($0.79)
    Central Staff Services: $63,000 ($0.62)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($0.59)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($0.55)
    Libraries: $43,000 ($0.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($0.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($0.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $13,000 ($0.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,108,000 ($918.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $925,000 ($9.03)

West Palm Beach government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,673,000 ($182.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,667,000 ($123.66)
    All Other: $12,603,000 ($123.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,274,000 ($31.96)
    Parking Facilities: $3,245,000 ($31.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,245,000 ($12.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $273,000 ($2.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $30,400,000 ($296.77)
    From Parent Local Government: $9,349,000 ($91.27)
    Local Employee Contribution: $5,173,000 ($50.50)
    From Other Governments: $2,302,000 ($22.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,242,000 ($70.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,142,000 ($50.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,299,000 ($90.78)
    General Local Government Support: $2,859,000 ($27.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,578,000 ($44.69)
    Sale of Property: $3,819,000 ($37.28)
    Rents: $3,484,000 ($34.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,515,000 ($24.55)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,312,000 ($22.57)
    Donations From Private Sources: $177,000 ($1.73)
    Special Assessments: $31,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,010,000 ($273.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,502,000 ($92.76)
    All Other: $934,000 ($9.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $906,000 ($8.84)
  • Tax - Property: $65,265,000 ($637.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $26,447,000 ($258.18)
    Other License: $10,212,000 ($99.69)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,547,000 ($24.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,358,000 ($23.02)

West Palm Beach government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $266,376,000 ($2600.41)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $257,730,000 ($2516.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,946,000 ($751.16)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,300,000 ($666.76)

West Palm Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,017,000 ($48.98)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $55,189,000 ($538.77)
    Total Federal Securities: $25,519,000 ($249.12)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,008,000 ($1737.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,359,000 ($32.79)

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($455 average AGI)
Palm Beach County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Broward County, FL  1.23% ($42,977 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.47% ($33,950)
from St. Lucie County, FL  0.17% ($38,500)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,398 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Palm Beach County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Broward County, FL  1.20% ($36,392 average AGI)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.58% ($30,356)
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.20% ($35,082)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Palm Beach:

  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WMNE (1600 AM; 5 kW; RIVIERA BEACH, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJNO (1290 AM; 10 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLVJ (1040 AM; 25 kW; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL BOYNTON BEACH, INC.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZT (1230 AM; 1 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WWRF (1380 AM; 1 kW; LAKE WORTH, FL)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPBR (1340 AM; 1 kW; LANTANA, FL; Owner: OMNI-LINGUAL BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Palm Beach:

  • W270AD (101.9 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: TRINITY INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WOLL (105.5 FM; HOBE SOUND, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIRK-FM (107.9 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAYF (88.1 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP. INC.)
  • WRLX (92.1 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXEL (90.7 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEAT-FM (104.3 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKGR (98.7 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZZR (94.3 FM; RIVIERA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMBX (102.3 FM; JENSEN BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPBZ (103.1 FM; INDIANTOWN, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRMB (89.3 FM; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWFR (91.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJBW-FM (106.3 FM; JUPITER, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLDI (95.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEDR (99.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • W262AE (100.3 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W296AW (107.1 FM; MANGONIA PARK, FL; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • WCNO (89.9 FM; PALM CITY, FL; Owner: NATIONAL CHRISTIAN NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Palm Beach:

  • WPXP (Channel 67; LAKE WORTH, FL; Owner: PAXSON WEST PALM BEACH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBWP-LP (Channel 57; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: H&R PRODUCTION GROUP, LLC)
  • WWHB-CA (Channel 15; STUART, FL; Owner: AMERICAN NETCOM, INC.)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WPTV (Channel 5; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLX (Channel 29; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WXEL-TV (Channel 42; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W47BG (Channel 47; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS B/CING., INC.)
  • WPEC (Channel 12; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC)
  • WTCN-CA (Channel 43; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WILLIAM H. BROTHERS)
  • WTVX (Channel 34; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: C-34 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPBF (Channel 25; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: WPBF-TV COMPANY)
  • W53BS (Channel 53; JUPITER, FL; Owner: SPIRIT PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WHDT-LP (Channel 44; MIAMI, FL; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of West Palm Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 122
Total length: 2,434 meters (7,986ft)
Total costs: $50,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,492,565
Total average daily truck traffic: 291,984

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 14
  • 1970-1979: 15
  • 1980-1989: 10
  • 1990-1999: 10
  • 2000-2009: 61
  • 2010-2012: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for West Palm Beach, FL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 549 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in West Palm Beach)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in West Palm Beach, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 163 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 738 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Palm Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in West Palm Beach)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 226 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 11 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED278$148,927364$199,337536$205,20222$81,5345$6,209,306219$196,7811$140,160
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$185,96973$250,28789$255,3638$19,3430$039$256,9914$48,625
APPLICATIONS DENIED107$140,901189$196,489596$223,61362$61,6152$337,500221$179,43012$70,556
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN43$142,66194$255,645228$207,9988$95,3860$085$224,0161$142,380
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS27$144,28335$198,560107$218,0947$87,7170$022$198,3420$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 29 tracts in West Palm Beach, FL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$237,7673$187,8300$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$219,1171$251,9302$162,385
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$190,6501$181,0601$181,060
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$250,9302$203,1300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$169,4240$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Service Call: 5

Incident types - West Palm Beach

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Palm Beach, FL
Most common first names in West Palm Beach, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,39074.3 years
William2,13275.0 years
Mary1,90179.7 years
Robert1,57571.7 years
James1,54371.0 years
Joseph1,49676.8 years
Charles1,28175.7 years
George1,28076.5 years
Helen1,08181.5 years
Dorothy91179.3 years
Most common last names in West Palm Beach, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith79975.1 years
Williams57272.0 years
Johnson51472.9 years
Brown51073.9 years
Miller49176.1 years
Jones44671.7 years
Davis43372.8 years
Wilson29774.3 years
Cohen29181.2 years
Jackson27170.0 years
Businesses in West Palm Beach, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3La Quinta2
AT&T2Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts7Lane Furniture1
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Applebee's5Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Macy's1
Audi1Marriott5
AutoZone1Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Banana Republic1McDonald's10
Baskin-Robbins1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance9
Bentleymotors.Com1Nike17
Best Western1Office Depot2
Blockbuster4Old Navy1
Brookstone1On The Border1
Budget Car Rental1Panera Bread2
Burger King9Papa John's Pizza3
CVS10Payless2
Cache1Penske3
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A3Pier 1 Imports1
Chico's1Pizza Hut3
Chipotle1Popeyes1
Cinnabon 1Pottery Barn1
Circle K1Publix Super Markets9
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
ColorTyme1Red Lobster1
Comfort Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Cracker Barrel1Rooms To Go2
DHL4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Decora Cabinetry2Sephora1
Domino's Pizza4Skechers USA1
Dunkin Donuts12Sprint Nextel3
Extended Stay Deluxe1Staples1
FedEx34Starbucks9
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Studio 61
Ford1Subaru1
Forever 211Subway13
GNC2T-Mobile5
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gap2Taco Bell5
Gymboree1Target2
H&R Block9The Cheesecake Factory1
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place1
Hawthorn1Tire Kingdom4
Hilton3Toyota1
Holiday Inn3Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot3U-Haul17
Hyundai1UPS47
IHOP4Vans3
InTown Suites1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's1Volkswagen1
Jones New York3Walgreens5
Journeys1Walmart4
KFC5YMCA2
LA Fitness1

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