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 12,853 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 85.99% 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 sales jobs (13.67%), management occupations (12.69%), and office and administrative support (11.96%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

North Palm Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The citizens of North Palm Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.21% of adults in North Palm Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Palm Beach in 2010 was $45,918, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,672 for a family of four. However, North Palm Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in North Palm Beach include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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