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Population in 2012: 101,903 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.1%
Males: 49,898  (49.0%)
Females: 52,005  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Florida median age:  40.3 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

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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.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 33401, 33405, 33407, 33409, 33411, 33412, 33417.

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  • White alone - 40,728 (40.3%)
  • Black alone - 31,534 (31.2%)
  • Hispanic - 25,107 (24.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2,231 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1,245 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 158 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 62 (0.06%)

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

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Ancestries: German (7.5%), West Indian (7.4%), Irish (7.2%), English (6.0%), Italian (5.2%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 21 feet

Land area: 55.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,848 people per square mile 
 
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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: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 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%

27,632 residents are foreign born (22.8% Latin America).

This city:  27.8%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 260 registered sex offenders living in West Palm Beach, Florida as of July 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Palm Beach to the number of sex offenders is 392 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%)

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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

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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

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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) 1030.8896.1898.0858.4843.4736.7702.1669.0566.0519.0473.5471.6478.7

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Florida:

7.4%

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%)

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Tornado activity:

West Palm Beach-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 5% greater 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 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 11, Fires: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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/medical centers in West Palm Beach:

  • ATLANTIC KIDNEY CENTERS LLC (Dialysis Facility, 4700 CONGRESS AVE STE 104)
  • DIALYSIS ASSOC OF THE PALM BEACHES (Dialysis Facility, 2611 POINSETTIA AVE)
  • FMC - LAKE CLARKE SHORES DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 3047 FOREST HILL BLVD)
  • FMC - ROYAL PALM BEACH (Dialysis Facility, 6901 OKEECHOBEE BLVD #D19)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES - WEST PALM BEACH (Dialysis Facility, 2000 CONTINENTAL DR STE A)
  • LAKE WORTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2459 S CONGRESS AVE #100)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - WEST PALM (Dialysis Facility, 1522 N DIXIE HWY)
  • RENAL CARE PARTNERS OF WEST PALM BEACH (Dialysis Facility, 300 EXECUTIVE CENTER DRIVE #101)
  • SAINT MARYS HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, 901 45TH ST)
  • A VISITING REDI-NURSE (Home Health Center, 1800 FOREST HILL BLVD STE B-1)
  • ABSOLUTE CAREGIVERS HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, 2151 N CONGRESS AVE STE 200)
  • ACTIVE HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, 1495 FOREST HILL BLVD, STE A)
  • ALL FOR ONE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 2326 S CONGRESS AVE STE 2E)
  • COLUMBIA HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 4700 NORTH CONGRESS AVENUE SUITE 101)
  • COMPREHENSIVE HOME CARE OF PALM BEACH (Home Health Center, 110 CENTURY BLVD SUITE 102)
  • CONCEPTS IN ELDERCARE (Home Health Center, 2324 S CONGRESS AVE #1F)
  • ELDERS CHOICE INC (Home Health Center, 1976 S CONGRESS AVE)
  • FIRST CHOICE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 1499 FOREST HILL BLVD, STE 109)
  • FIRSTAT NURSING SERVICES - WEST PALM BEACH (Home Health Center, 5601 CORPORATE WAY STE 404)
  • INNOVATIVE SENIOR CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 6340 COMMONS CIRCLE STE 102)
  • INTERIM HC TREASURE COAST INC (Home Health Center, 2 HARVARD CIRCLE STE 950)
  • LIFECARE SOLUTIONS OF PALM BEACH INC (Home Health Center, 8120 BELVEDERE ROAD, UNIT 5)
  • M D HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, 5201 VILLAGE BLVD, STE B)
  • MORSELIFE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 4920 LORING DRIVE)
  • ORTHOPAEDIC HOME HEALTH AND REHABILITATION INC (Home Health Center, 2101 VISTA PARKWAY, SUITE 252)
  • PALM BEACH HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, 2150 SOUTH CONGRESS AVE)
  • RECOVERY HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 1897 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD SUITE 208)
  • TOTAL HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 1551 FORUM PLACE STE 100-B)
  • TRINITY HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INC. (Home Health Center, 3951 N HAVERHILL RD STE 202-204)
  • UNITED NURSING SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 1897 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD SUITE 213)
  • GLENBEIGH HOSP OF THE PALM BEACHES INC (Hospital, provides emergency services, 4700 CONGRESS AVENUE)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, PALM BEACH LAKES AT FLAGER DR)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1309 N FLAGLER DR)
  • HOSPICE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY (Hospital, 5300 EAST AVENUE)
  • OAKWOOD CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES (Hospital, 1041 45TH ST)
  • ST MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 901 45TH ST)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, 901 45TH ST)
  • W PALM BEACH VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, 7305 N. MILITARY TRAIL)
  • WEST PALM HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2201 45TH ST)
  • COLUMBIA HOSPITAL TRANSITIONAL CARE UN (Nursing Home, 2201 45TH STREET)
  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF WEST PALM BEACH (Nursing Home, 1626 DAVIS ROAD)
  • CORAL BAY HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 2939 SOUTH HAVERHILL ROAD)
  • DARCY HALL NH (Nursing Home, 2170 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD)
  • DARCY HALL OF LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, 2170 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD)
  • EDWARD J HEALEY REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1200 45TH STREET)
  • JOSEPH L MORSE GERIATRIC CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 4847 FRED GLADSTONE DRIVE)
  • LAKESIDE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 2501 N AUSTRALIAN AVENUE)
  • LAKEVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, 208 LAKEVIEW AVE)
  • LOURDES NOREEN MCKEEN RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, 315 S FLAGLER DRIVE)
  • LOURDES-NOREEN MCKEEN RESIDENCE FOR GERIATRIC CARE (Nursing Home, 315 S FLAGLER DR)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES WEST PALM BEACH (Nursing Home, 2300 VILLAGE BLVD)
  • PALM BEACH CO HOME AND GEN CARE FAC (Nursing Home, 1200 45TH ST)
  • PALM BEACH SHORES REHAB AND SUB-ACUTE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1101 54TH STREET)
  • PALM GARDEN OF WEST PALM BEACH (Nursing Home, 300 EXECUTIVE CENTER DRIVE)
  • REHABILITATION CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES,THE (Nursing Home, 301 NORTHPOINTE PARKWAY)
  • RENAISSANCE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 5065 WALLIS ROAD)
  • SAVANNAH COVE (Nursing Home, 2090 N CONGRESS AVE)
  • WOOD LAKE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 6414 13TH ROAD SOUTH)

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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.

Local government website: www.cityofwpb.com

Colleges/Universities in West Palm Beach:

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach (Full-time enrollment: 2,810; Location: 901 S. Flagler Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.pba.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (FT enrollment: 2,419; Location: 2410 Metrocentre Boulevard; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolncollegeoftechnology.com)
  • Northwood University-Florida Education Center (FT enrollment: 652; Location: 2600 N Military Trail; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.northwood.edu)
  • South University-West Palm Beach (FT enrollment: 572; Location: 1760 N Congress Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southuniversity.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations (FT enrollment: 384; Location: 5154 Okeechobee Blvd Ste 201; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.APNHO.com)
  • MCI Institute of Technology (FT enrollment: 237; Location: 3650 Shawnee Ave.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.MCIIOT.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: 10,525)
  • Florida Atlantic University (about 24 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 14,899)
  • Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale (about 37 miles; Fort Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 10,580)
  • Broward College (about 42 miles; Fort Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 13,490)
  • University of Phoenix-South Florida Campus (about 43 miles; Plantation, FL; FT enrollment: 2,431)
  • Nova Southeastern University (about 45 miles; Fort Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 14,847)
  • Indian River State College (about 53 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; FT enrollment: 5,966)

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

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)
AQI  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.8. This is better than average.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.569. This is significantly worse than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.569
U.S.:

0.401
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 8.03. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.03
U.S.:

11.08
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

16.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.90. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.90
U.S.:

9.59

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

CASA LOMA TRAILER PARK (Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SADISCO OF FLORIDA (Population served: 39, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PBSO SHOOTING RANGE (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MENORAH GARDENS&FUNERALCHAPLES (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
RINKER MATERIALS - DAVENPORT MFG. PLANT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • WALDORF BLDG. F/K/A AL BOYD AND DENNIS C (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RINKER MATERIALS-LAKE PARK FAC (Population served: 35, 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Palm Beach, FL

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 compared to Florida state average:

West Palm Beach, Florida environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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%)

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%
Here55.9%
USA50.2%

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
This county:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.3%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Palm Beach County:

17.3%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 100$536,099$64,3320$0
Other Government Administration 125$624,062$59,9106$18,894
Judicial and Legal 20$119,408$71,6450$0
Police Protection - Officers 327$2,156,985$79,1550$0
Police - Other 126$494,084$47,05636$40,165
Firefighters 212$1,355,354$76,7180$0
Fire - Other 9$43,819$58,4250$0
Streets and Highways 39$143,442$44,1360$0
Solid Waste Management 141$554,763$47,2140$0
Sewerage 281$1,224,482$52,2912$2,695
Parks and Recreation 119$426,724$43,03185$87,026
Housing and Community Development(Local) 23$104,598$54,5730$0
Water Supply 13$47,326$43,6860$0
Local Libraries 31$132,098$51,13511$11,033
Other and Unallocable 142$655,411$55,3874$14,497
Totals for Government 1,708$8,618,655$60,553144$174,310

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

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $10,111,000 ($99.22)
    Regular Highways: $1,502,000 ($14.74)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $41,410,000 ($406.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,969,000 ($195.96)
    Water Utilities: $18,955,000 ($186.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,445,000 ($131.94)
    Sewerage: $12,637,000 ($124.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,364,000 ($82.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,953,000 ($78.04)
    Regular Highways: $7,865,000 ($77.18)
    General - Other: $7,272,000 ($71.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,039,000 ($69.08)
    Central Staff Services: $6,321,000 ($62.03)
    Financial Administration: $5,116,000 ($50.20)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,994,000 ($49.01)
    General Public Buildings: $3,636,000 ($35.68)
    Parking Facilities: $3,360,000 ($32.97)
    Libraries: $2,950,000 ($28.95)
    Health - Other: $2,827,000 ($27.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,400,000 ($13.74)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $153,407,000 ($1505.42)
    Corporate Bonds: $22,842,000 ($224.15)
    Benefit Payments: $10,758,000 ($105.57)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $8,089,000 ($79.38)
    Withdrawals: $72,000 ($0.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,178,000 ($50.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,428,000 ($33.64)
    Police Protection: $816,000 ($8.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $112,000 ($1.10)
    Health - Other: $107,000 ($1.05)
    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 ($0.23)
    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 ($923.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $925,000 ($9.08)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,673,000 ($183.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,667,000 ($124.30)
    All Other: $12,603,000 ($123.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,274,000 ($32.13)
    Parking Facilities: $3,245,000 ($31.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,245,000 ($12.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $273,000 ($2.68)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $30,400,000 ($298.32)
    From Parent Local Government: $9,349,000 ($91.74)
    Local Employee Contribution: $5,173,000 ($50.76)
    From Other Governments: $2,302,000 ($22.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,242,000 ($71.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,142,000 ($50.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,299,000 ($91.25)
    General Local Government Support: $2,859,000 ($28.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,578,000 ($44.93)
    Sale of Property: $3,819,000 ($37.48)
    Rents: $3,484,000 ($34.19)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,515,000 ($24.68)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,312,000 ($22.69)
    Donations From Private Sources: $177,000 ($1.74)
    Special Assessments: $31,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,010,000 ($274.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,502,000 ($93.25)
    All Other: $934,000 ($9.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $906,000 ($8.89)
  • Tax - Property: $65,265,000 ($640.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $26,447,000 ($259.53)
    Other License: $10,212,000 ($100.21)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,547,000 ($24.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,358,000 ($23.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $266,376,000 ($2614.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $257,730,000 ($2529.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,946,000 ($755.09)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,300,000 ($670.25)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,017,000 ($49.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $55,189,000 ($541.58)
    Total Federal Securities: $25,519,000 ($250.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,008,000 ($1746.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,359,000 ($32.96)

6.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($77,359 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,095 average AGI)
Palm Beach County:

0.18%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Broward County, FL  1.49% ($51,198 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.39% ($44,535)
from Nassau County, NY  0.17% ($119,286)


6.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($49,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($676 average AGI)
Palm Beach County:

0.09%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Broward County, FL  1.00% ($43,692 average AGI)
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.46% ($46,102)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.30% ($34,307)

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-Eleven3Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Applebee's5Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's1Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Macy's1
AutoZone1Marriott5
BMW1Marshalls1
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's10
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Bentleymotors.Com1New Balance9
Best Western1Nike17
Blockbuster4Office Depot2
Brookstone1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1On The Border1
Burger King9Panera Bread2
CVS10Papa John's Pizza3
Cache1Payless2
Chick-Fil-A3Penske3
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Cinnabon 1Pizza Hut3
Cold Stone Creamery1Popeyes1
ColorTyme1Publix Super Markets9
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
DHL4Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn1Rooms To Go2
Decora Cabinetry2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza4SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts12Sephora1
Extended Stay Deluxe1Sprint Nextel3
FedEx34Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Starbucks9
Forever 211Studio 61
GNC2Subway13
GameStop2T-Mobile5
Gap2T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell5
H&R Block9Target2
Havertys Furniture1The Cheesecake Factory1
Hawthorn1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn3Tire Kingdom4
Home Depot3Toys"R"Us2
IHOP4U-Haul17
InTown Suites1UPS47
JCPenney1Vans3
Jimmy John's1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Walgreens5
KFC5Walmart4
LA Fitness1YMCA2
La Quinta2
Browse common businesses in West Palm Beach, FL


West Palm Beach on our top lists:

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 (33401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
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  • #95 (33401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other West Indian first ancestries"
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Total of 463 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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