Living in West Palm Beach, FL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

West Palm Beach SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8

West Palm Beach, FL Crime Report

5,275
Total Crimes
4,724.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
83.94%
Above National Average

West Palm Beach, FL Cost Of Living

104
West Palm Beach's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

West Palm Beach, Florida Info Snack

West Palm Beach is a city in and the county seat of Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. It is one of the three main cities in South Florida. The population was 100,343 (revised) at the 2010 census. The University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) estimates a 2016 population of 108,896, a 7.9% increase from 2010. It is the oldest municipality in the Miami metropolitan area, having been incorporated as a city two years before Miami in November 1894. Although West Palm Beach is located approximately 68 miles (109 km) north of Downtown Miami, it is still considered a principal city within the Miami metropolitan area, due to the solid urbanization between both cities. The estimated population of the Miami metropolitan area, which includes all of Palm Beach County, was 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.
Population
108,365
Unemployment
8.1%
Poverty
17.5%
Median Home
$237,400
Median Income
$51,635
Median Rent
$1,220

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Rankings for West Palm Beach in Florida

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Map Of West Palm Beach, FL

Population over time in West Palm Beach

Year Population % Change
2017 108,365 1.5%
2016 106,805 1.7%
2015 104,978 1.3%
2014 103,588 1.3%
2013 102,283 1.5%
2012 100,778 1.0%
2011 99,803 1.0%
2010 98,795 1.0%
2009 97,798 -
Crime/100k West Palm Beach FL USA
Violent Crime 918.9 384.9 368.9
Murder 24.2 5.2 5.0
Robbery 317.0 79.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 508.7 260.8 246.8
Property Crime 3805.3 2281.8 2199.5
Burglary 517.6 337.7 376.0
Larceny 2946.5 1750.8 1594.6
Car Theft 341.2 193.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in West Palm Beach

White
37.7% (40,811)
African American
33.7% (36,522)
American Indian
0.0% (11)
Asian
2.8% (3,017)
Hawaiian
0.1% (81)
Other
0.3% (302)
Two Or More
1.5% (1,642)
Hispanic
24.0% (25,979)
Race West Palm Beach FL USA
White 37.7% 54.4% 61.1%
African American 33.7% 15.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.8% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.5% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 24.0% 25.2% 17.8%

Household Income For West Palm Beach, Florida

Less than $10,000
6.2% (668,005)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.3% (579,111)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.8% (1,173,037)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.3% (1,225,802)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.6% (1,579,039)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.1% (2,071,335)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.9% (1,183,174)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.5% (1,243,997)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.0% (546,880)
$200,000 or more
5.2% (566,114)
Income West Palm Beach FL USA
Less than $10,000 6.2% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.3% 4.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.8% 10.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.3% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.6% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.1% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.5% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.0% 4.8% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.2% 5.4% 7.0%

Gender in West Palm Beach

Female
51.8% (56,098)
Male
48.2% (52,266)
Gender West Palm Beach FL USA
Female 51.8% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in West Palm Beach for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (9,752)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (7,585)
High School / GED
25.0% (27,091)
Some College
18.0% (19,505)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (8,669)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (22,756)
Master's Degree
9.0% (9,752)
Professional Degree
2.0% (2,167)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,083)
Education West Palm Beach FL USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About West Palm Beach


HomeSnacks User

The crime in West Palm Beach, Fl is not the highest. There are always places you want to avoid like Lake Worth. The school system in Palm Beach County is pretty well. All of my schooling was done in Palm Beach County, in middle school years they had plenty of extracurricular activities. That is where i found my love for band. In high school i was in the marching band for all 4 years and even took some classes for college credits. There is plenty to do there, especially the beach is one of the main hand out places and the mall is the second. By the age of 16 most people have their licences and cars to get around since public transportation is not the best and runs about once an hour. They do have a new train line that will get you from Palm Beach County to Fort Lauderdale in about 30 minutes.

Some of the favorite places to visit in Palm Beach County is the mall especially Palm Beach Gardens, they have a lot of play areas for children and a lot of stores to visit. The food court has a lot of variety. The beach is also a great place to hand out, the white sandy beaches and clear blue ocean makes it very inviting. One thing to look out for is Lake Worth, it is not the best area and usually a lot of the younger people hang out there that do not have a lot to do. Also, downtown West Palm Beach during the day is a great place to visit, they have a local downtown area is Calmatis Street where there is a movie theater and some shopping areas. It is mostly a fun place to hang out safety and walk around.


HomeSnacks User

Florida in general is a nasty place. I'm giving the nasty award to Florida for having air so thick and human I could feel the sticky moisture seep into my mouth when I yawned. I couldn't even breathe

properly my first week there. I'd come into the kitchen for a midnight snack and see a lizard run across the floor to hide under my fridge.

This might be the most polluted, hard-to-breathe-in state ever. The palm trees make it scenic but it's really just nasty. The culture isn't necessarily diverse but it's nice to see mostly Latinos, they're really friendly and accommodating.


HomeSnacks User

I absolutely love West Palm Beach Florida! It is one of my favorite vacation spots in the US. I always feel so relaxed and at ease when sitting on the beautiful beaches. The water is gorgeous and the sand is perfect. There is just enough around for shoppingentertainment to not get bored, but not too much that you feel overwhelemed.

My favorite place is of course the beach itself. I have tried mutliple beaches there and not a single one has disappointed. Public or private you are going to find yourself having an amazing time.

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