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 92.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Palm Beach is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Palm Beach who work in sales jobs (18.95%), business and financial occupations (11.19%), and office and administrative support (10.50%).
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 15.20% 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 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.
In addition, South Palm Beach is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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.
One of the nice things about South Palm Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Palm Beach. 55.07% 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 $46,215, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,860 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, Russian, and Irish.
South Palm Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.93%.
The most common language spoken in South Palm Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.