South Palm Beach, FL
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Living in South Palm Beach


South Palm Beach is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,471 people and two constituent neighborhoods, South Palm Beach is the 403rd largest community in Florida.

South Palm Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but South Palm Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

South Palm Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Palm Beach is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Palm Beach who work in business and financial occupations (17.76%), sales jobs (16.49%), and management occupations (12.26%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.73% 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.

Another notable thing is that South Palm Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

Overall, South Palm Beach’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

South 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.

One downside of living in South Palm Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In South Palm Beach, the average commute to work is 33.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Palm Beach. 58.87% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in South Palm Beach in 2010 was $47,100, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,400 for a family of four. However, South Palm Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call South Palm Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Palm Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Palm Beach include Italian, Polish, German, English, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of South Palm Beach's cultural character, accounting for 20.86% of the town’s population.

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


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