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Palm Beach County

  •   State: 
    Florida
      County: 
    Palm Beach County
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      Coordinates: 
    26.64755593811638, -80.43651750326946
      Area total: 
    2383.17 sq. mi., 6172.37 sq. km, 1525226.24 acres
      Area land: 
    1964.28 sq. mi., 5087.47 sq. km, 1257141.12 acres
      Area water: 
    418.88 sq. mi., 1084.90 sq. km, 268085.12 acres
      Established: 
    1909
      Capital seat: 

    West Palm Beach
    Address: 2195 Southern Boulevard,
    Suite 500
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Governing Body: County Commission with 7 board sizeGoverning Authority: Home Rule

  • Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,492,191; Population change: 13.03% (2010 - 2020)
      Population density: 
    760 persons per square mile
      Household income: 
    $55,544
      Households: 
    195,071
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.60% per 717,379 county labor force
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.50%
      GDP: 
    $75.64 B, gross domestic product (GDP)

Palm Beach County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan a Named after one of its oldest settlements, Palm Beach, the county was established in 1909, after being split from Dade County. The county's oldest surviving structure, the Jupiter Lighthouse, was built in 1860, after receiving authorization to the land from President Franklin Pierce in 1854. Palm Beach County has been called the "Winter Vegetable Capital" of the nation. It is Florida's wealthiest county, with a per capita personal income of $44,518. It leads the state in agricultural productivity, after real estate development.

In undeveloped (central and western) areas, there is significant tropical agricultural production, especially nurseries, truck crops (vegetables), and sugar cane. The largest city and county seat is West Palm Beach; the county's population was 1,496,770 as of the 2019 U.S. Census, making it the third-most populous county in the state of Florida and the 25th most populous in the United States. It was the site of a controversial recount in the 2000 presidential election, when a controversial vote recount occurred. It has been named the "winter vegetable capital" of America by the National Institute of Food and Agricultural Research, and the "vegetable capital of the world" by the American Vegetable Growers Association. The County is home to the Florida East Coast Railway, which was founded by Henry Flagler in 1894. The Royal Poinciana Hotel, constructed by Flagler, opened for business a month later.

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Palm Beach County, FL about 171,280 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 11.6% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Palm Beach County, FL are about 194,328 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $70,024 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $68,087, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $71,961 in 2021.

The Air Quality index in Palm Beach County, Florida = 92. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 50. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Palm Beach County = 6.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

The most recent county population of 1,492,191; Population change: 13.03% (2010 - 2020) individuals with a median age of 43 age the population grows by 14.94% in Palm Beach County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 760 persons per square mile. There are average 2.39 people per household in the 195,071 households with an average household income of $55,544 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.60% per 717,379 county labor force of the available work force and has dropped -5.18% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected will change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.24%. The number of physicians in Palm Beach County per 100,000 population = 264.

The annual rainfall in Palm Beach County = 60.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 122. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 234. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 56.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The percentage of housing units in Palm Beach County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 62.92%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 24 years with median home cost = $161,070 and home appreciation of -18.56%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.37 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,153 per student. There are 16.7 students for each teacher in the school, 465 students for each Librarian and 448 students for each Counselor. 6.85% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.79% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.30% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Palm Beach County's population of Florida of 10,574 residents in 1930 has increased 53,14-fold to 561,891 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.49% female residents and 48.51% male residents live in as of 2020, 62.51% in Palm Beach County, Florida are married and the remaining 37.49% are single population.

    As of 2020, 62.51% in Palm Beach County, Florida are married and the remaining 37.49% are single population.

  •   Housing units: 
    705,988 residential units of which 86.10% share occupied residential units.

    27.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Palm Beach County require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.69% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.59% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.29% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.18% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Palm Beach County, Florida 62.92% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.53% are rented apartments, and the remaining 16.55% are vacant.

  • The 54.10% of the population in Palm Beach County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 38.220%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 61.080%) of those eligible to vote in Palm Beach County, Florida.

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