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Palm Beach County, FL&

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Population
1.44M
1.48% growth
Median Age
44.7
Median Household Income
$57,580
1.62% growth
Poverty Rate
12.5%
Number of Employees
667,713
2.17% growth
Median Property Value
$269,600
9.5% growth

Economy

The economy of Palm Beach County, FL employs 667,713 people. The economy of Palm Beach County, FL is specialized in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.83; 1.67; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Palm Beach County, FL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (87,639), Retail trade (86,840), and Accommodation & Food Service (59,998), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($86,250), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,991), and Utilities ($64,098).

Median household income in Palm Beach County, FL is $57,580. Males in Palm Beach County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,586. The income inequality of Palm Beach County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Palm Beach County, FL. In Palm Beach County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 75+, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,417. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.

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Diversity

Palm Beach County, FL is home to a population of 1.44M people, from which 88.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Palm Beach County, FL is composed of 806,060 White residents (55.8%), 309,949 Hispanic residents (21.5%), 262,233 Black residents (18.2%), 38,309 Asian residents (2.65%), and 22,537 Two+ residents (1.56%). The most common foreign languages in Palm Beach County, FL are Spanish (229,085 speakers), French Creole (68,379 speakers), and Portuguese (11,813 speakers), but compared to other places, Palm Beach County, FL has a relative high number of French Creole (68,379 speakers), Other (2,552 speakers), and Portuguese (11,813 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Palm Beach County, FL awarded 19,368 degrees. The student population of Palm Beach County, FL is skewed towards females, with 7,503 male students and 11,865 female students. Most students in Palm Beach County, FL are White (8,249 and 42.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4,536 and 23.4%), Black or African American (4,328 and 22.3%), and Unknown (657 and 3.39%). The largest universities in Palm Beach County, FL by number of graduates are Florida Atlantic University (7,605 and 39.3%), Palm Beach State College (6,628 and 34.2%), and Palm Beach Atlantic University (785 and 4.05%). The most popular majors in Palm Beach County, FL are General Business Administration & Management (476 and 2.46%), General Biological Sciences (441 and 2.28%), and Registered Nursing (437 and 2.26%). The median tuition costs in Palm Beach County, FL are $28,100 for private four year colleges, and $2,522 and $14,374 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palm Beach County, FL is $269,600, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $246,200 to $269,600, a 9.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Palm Beach County, FL is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Palm Beach County, FL have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Palm Beach County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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