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.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Palm Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (13.14%), management occupations (12.69%), and sales jobs (12.61%).
A relatively large number of people in North Palm Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.86% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
North Palm Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.01% 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 $45,079, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,316 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, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in North Palm Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.