Most Expensive West Palm Beach Neighborhoods
West Palm Beach is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 104,031 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, West Palm Beach is the 20th largest community in Florida.
West Palm Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Palm Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Palm Beach who work in office and administrative support (12.68%), sales jobs (12.49%) and management occupations (10.00%).
One thing noticeable about West Palm Beach, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because West Palm Beach is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes West Palm Beach a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the nice things about West Palm Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, West Palm Beach is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.22% of adults in West Palm Beach have a college degree.
The per capita income in West Palm Beach in 2010 was $29,882, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,528 for a family of four. However, West Palm Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Palm Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Palm Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Palm Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. West Palm Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Palm Beach include German, Irish, Haitian, Italian, English and Jamaican.
West Palm Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.44%.
The most common language spoken in West Palm Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.
|WEST PALM BEACH INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||41,411|
|WEST PALM BEACH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||49.02%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||50.98%|
|TYPE OF WEST PALM BEACH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||40.53%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.33%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||10.96%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||40.70%|
|SIZE OF WEST PALM BEACH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||1.20%|
|AGE OF WEST PALM BEACH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||27.05%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||43.29%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||21.89%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||7.78%|
|WEST PALM BEACH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$228,568|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,454|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $64,000||5.16%|
|$64,001 - $128,000||19.95%|
|$128,001 - $257,000||30.98%|
|$257,001 - $385,000||21.69%|
|$385,001 - $513,000||8.07%|
|$513,001 - $641,000||4.69%|
|$641,001 - $962,000||4.76%|
|$962,001 - $1,283,000||2.18%|
|PEOPLE OF WEST PALM BEACH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.91%|
|5 TO 17||13.49%|
|18 TO 24||9.67%|
|25 TO 34||15.81%|
|35 TO 54||25.30%|
|55 TO 64||12.50%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||17.33%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||84.66%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$45,027|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$29,882|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||20.16%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (14.36%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.41%)
Public Service (4.31%)
Real estate (2.71%)
Information Technology (2.58%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||31.19%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.30%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.10%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.22%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.41%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||23.83%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (7.71%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (69.19%)
French Creole (4.92%)
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