West Palm Beach, Florida 

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Population

106,779

58% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$45,027

Avg. Home Price

$224,400

Best Places to Live in West Palm Beach, Florida

Regional center - South Atlantic Coast near the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula
Pros
-Cultural diversity
-Beaches and water recreation
-Entertainment
Cons
-Hurricane risk
-Cost of living
-Crime rates

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What Bert Has To Say About Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm 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

City: West Palm Beach
Zip Codes: 33417 33409 33407 33401 33405
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 12 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in West Palm Beach is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. West Palm Beach jobs have increased by 1.94%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, West Palm Beach's cost of living is 5.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare West Palm Beach's Cost of Living
POPULATION
West Palm Beach's population is 106,779 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 57.86%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in West Palm Beach is $224,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.37%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
West Palm Beach public schools spend $10,239 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in West Palm Beach. Learn More...

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Housing Market in West Palm Beach

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Reviews for West Palm Beach   51 Reviews
Palm Beach county living - 4/14/2017
Palm Beach county is getting over crowded at least from point of view. High property taxes and home owners insurance (due to hurricanes) traffic is getting worse. ... Read More

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I love it here! - 8/24/2016
I couldn't think of a better place to live. There are so many things to do around town. Traffic in not bad, for the most part. There's a good mix of cultural diversity.... Read More

Pros and cons - 1/7/2016
Why is Cultural diversity considered a pro for West Palm... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
33417 33409 33407 33401 33405