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All About

Living in Palm Beach, FL

A small town in Florida, Palm Beach has a population of just over 8,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (59%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. At an average age of just over 63, the town's population skews notablyolder than most cities in Florida. Most residents own their homes in Palm Beach, and 16% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be a factor, as the average rent of $1,483/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,153.

There are two primary industries in Palm Beach: scientific and retail. Together, these industries make up 12% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of the town's population works in management, making it the top career path in the town. Palm Beach workers take home an average annual income of almost $124K, around $57,000 more than the state average. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Palm Beach has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 16% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 32% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Palm Beach has an average commute time of about 24 minutes, faster than the state average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (20%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't used extensively. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.

Who Lives Here

Palm Beach Demographics

Education

High School

14%

Associate's

29%

Bachelor's

38%

Master's

16%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

82%

3 people

7%

4 people

7%

5 people

4%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

28%

50-100k

19%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

6%

200k+

34%

Age

0-10

4%

10-20

3%

20-45

10%

45-65

24%

65+

59%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Palm Beach?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Sep '23$2150$4000$15750$21000
Aug '23$2150$2250$15750$21000
Jul '23$2250$2250$15750$19000
Jun '23$2750$6000$15750$19000
May '23$2250$6000$15750$19375
Apr '23$2250$6000$13000$19750
Mar '23$2250$6000$12750$20125
Feb '23$2250$6000$12000$20500
Jan '23$2250$6000$15500$21500
Dec '22$2250$6000$13500$21000
Nov '22$2250$6000$14000$21000
Oct '22$2250$6000$17000$21000
Sep '22$2250$4000$16000$22000

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Palm Beach

Palm Beach Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

40%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

11%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Percentage: 5959

Bike Score®

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Palm Beach

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 82% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 80% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Palm Beach serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 16% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 7% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Palm Beach.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 52% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Palm Beach is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 62% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Palm Beach.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Palm Beach.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. Significantly more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 53% more gyms than average
  3. 13% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Palm Beach could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 75% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 77% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Palm Beach's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 75% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 72% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Palm Beach Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Palm Beach Education

Schools

Percentage: 1/51/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Palm Beach

8/10

Palm Beach Public School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10
3/10

Belvedere Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

5/10

Pleasant City Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

3/10

Roosevelt Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

5/10

Westward Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Palm Beach, FL

A small town in Florida, Palm Beach has a population of just over 8,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (59%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. At an average age of just over 63, the town's population skews notablyolder than most cities in Florida. Most residents own their homes in Palm Beach, and 16% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could be a factor, as the average rent of $1,483/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,153.

There are two primary industries in Palm Beach: scientific and retail. Together, these industries make up 12% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of the town's population works in management, making it the top career path in the town. Palm Beach workers take home an average annual income of almost $124K, around $57,000 more than the state average. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Palm Beach has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 16% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 32% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Palm Beach has an average commute time of about 24 minutes, faster than the state average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (20%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit isn't used extensively. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.