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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.
Many of America's richest families, including the Rockefellers, Mellons and Morgans, built homes here
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palm Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Palm Beach County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, West Palm Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33480 ZIP code.
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.
54% of Palm Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Palm Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $844. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $4,001.
Palm Beach County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palm Beach political report.
Palm Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Bice - Palm Beach, Cafe Boulud Palm Beach ... View restaurants
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.
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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