Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Living in Palm Beach Gardens


Palm Beach Gardens is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 56,284 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Palm Beach Gardens is the 61st largest community in Florida.

Housing costs in Palm Beach Gardens 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.

Palm Beach Gardens is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palm Beach Gardens is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palm Beach Gardens who work in management occupations (15.23%), sales jobs (14.95%), and office and administrative support (10.14%).

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

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: 9.34% 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Palm Beach Gardens, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Palm Beach Gardens is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.38% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Palm Beach Gardens in 2010 was $58,444, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,776 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. Important ancestries of people in Palm Beach Gardens include German, 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.