South Palm Beach, FL
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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 1,424 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 89.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Palm Beach is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Palm Beach who work in sales jobs (21.57%), business and financial occupations (14.38%), and office and administrative support (13.71%).

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

A relatively large number of people in South Palm Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.87% 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.

Another notable thing is that South Palm Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

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.

The citizens of South Palm Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.53% of adults in South Palm Beach 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 South Palm Beach in 2010 was $44,045, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,180 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 German, Polish, Irish, and Russian.

In addition, South Palm Beach has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.74%).

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

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