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-Cultural diversity
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What Bert Has To Say About Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach Metro Area

Miami has always been the commercial and cultural center for Florida and the nearby Caribbean, but in the past 30 years it has emerged as a world-class international hub and a gateway for all of Latin America. In many ways it serves as the central logistical and cultural hub of the entire Western Hemisphere. The inevitable result is a diverse and invigorating Latin culture superimposed upon what was already a major commercial, resort, and retirement area dating back to the 1920’s. Many think of it as a tourist center, but import/export and international financial trade with Latin countries make up a far larger part of the economy. These activities bring a large banking industry as well as cargo transport and warehousing; the manufacturing and corporate headquarters rosters are also growing. The city is busy- in many ways stressful- and the mix of cultures, heat, and poverty has occasionally boiled over into ethnic and civil strife. But the city is fun and undeniably alive.


Quick Facts About West Palm Beach

    The unemployment rate in West Palm Beach is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. West Palm Beach jobs have Increased by 3.93 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, West Palm Beach's cost of living is 0.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, West Palm Beach's population is 99,803 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 22.15 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in West Palm Beach is $139,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 14.70 percent.
    West Palm Beach public schools spend $10,545 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in West Palm Beach.

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