North Palm Beach, FL
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North Palm Beach is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 13,057 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Palm Beach is the 183rd largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in North Palm Beach are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.

North Palm Beach is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Palm Beach is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Palm Beach who work in management occupations (13.13%), sales jobs (13.00%), and office and administrative support (10.44%).

Of important note, North Palm Beach is also a village of artists. North Palm Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape North Palm Beach’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.79% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One of the nice things about North 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.

North Palm Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.32% of adults in North Palm Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in North Palm Beach in 2010 was $47,836, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,344 for a family of four. However, North Palm Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Palm Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call North Palm Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Palm Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. North 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 10.37% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Palm Beach include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in North Palm Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.