Palm Beach Gardens is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 53,778 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Palm Beach Gardens is the 61st largest community in Florida.
Palm Beach Gardens home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Palm Beach Gardens real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Palm Beach Gardens is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palm Beach Gardens is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palm Beach Gardens who work in sales jobs (15.37%), management occupations (15.09%), and office and administrative support (11.52%).
Also of interest is that Palm Beach Gardens has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.99% 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Palm Beach Gardens is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Palm Beach Gardens, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Palm Beach Gardens is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.64% of adults in Palm Beach Gardens 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 Palm Beach Gardens in 2010 was $53,297, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,188 for a family of four. However, Palm Beach Gardens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Palm Beach Gardens is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Palm Beach Gardens home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palm Beach Gardens residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Palm Beach Gardens also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Palm Beach Gardens include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Palm Beach Gardens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.