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West Palm Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of West Palm Beach is 26.715N. The longitude is -80.053W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 88,932.
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8% of West Palm Beach residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Palm Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Palm Beach was $23,188, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of West Palm Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in West Palm Beach include Flamingo Park Historic Residential District, Northwest Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in West Palm Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $582. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,008.
Libraries in West Palm Beach include Okeechobee Boulevard Branch, Palm Beach County Public Library System, West Palm Beach Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in West Palm Beach include Palm Beach Post
TV stations in West Palm Beach include WFLX, WPEC, WPTV, WXEL.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WXEL.
Palm Beach County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Palm Beach political report.
West Palm Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Columbia Restaurant - West Palm, L'Opera Brasserie, Leila, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Palm Beach ... View restaurants
The average commute time for West Palm Beach workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 41 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Palm Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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