Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.99% 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Palm Beach Gardens use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Palm Beach Gardens‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Palm Beach Gardens are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.64% of adults in Palm Beach Gardens 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 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.