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Affluent resort area

Palm Beach is a town in Palm Beach County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.

The community was named for the many palm trees growing here

The latitude of Palm Beach is 26.705N. The longitude is -80.036W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,759.


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Median household income
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$94,562
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palm Beach demographic reports
Palm Beach is between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Worth
Henry M. Flagler built the huge Royal Poinciana Hotel here in 1894. The area was first a hotel resort and then a region of luxurious winter residences

Many of America's richest families, including the Rockefellers, Mellons and Morgans, built homes here

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 10 in Worth magazine's list of 250 Richest Towns, 2002
Census 2000 highlights: Ranked as the third richest community in America, with a per capita income of $109,219
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Palm Beach attractions: Palm Beach Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Flagler Museum, Palm Beach Maritime Museum

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11% of Palm Beach residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palm Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palm Beach was $109,219, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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54% of Palm Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Palm Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $844.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $4,001.


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Newspapers in Palm Beach include Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Palm Beach Daily News

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Palm Beach County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palm Beach political report.

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Palm Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Bice - Palm Beach, Cafe Boulud Palm Beach ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Palm Beach workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palm Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Palm Beach include Bradley House Hotel, Chesterfield Hotel, Colony Hotel, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Heart of Palm Beach Hotel, Inn of America Palm Beach Gardens, Ocean Club Beach Resort.

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