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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    A
  8. Cost of Living
    C
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B
Palm Beach County is located in Florida with a population of 1,446,277. Palm Beach County is one of the best places to live in Florida. In Palm Beach County, most residents own their homes. In Palm Beach County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Palm Beach County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Palm Beach County are above average.
Population
1,446,277

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$264,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,320
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Palm Beach County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    319.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    152.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    474
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,475.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Palm Beach County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,943
National
$55,322

Palm Beach County Reviews

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Palm Beach County is a diverse and lively area to live in. This is a community where businesses thrive, with many people to advertise to and plenty of room to expand. This area is especially big on tourism. Great service is almost guaranteed and the nightlife is exceptional! Everything is conveniently located within 5-10 minutes of each other, very rarely will you have to drive more than 20-30 minutes to eat out at a nice place or find something fun to do. With the beach just being 10 minutes away, it is never-ending summer fun down in Palm Beach County, Florida.
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Where I live is very comfortable, I have access to a pool, gym, neighbors are nice. The neighborhood is secure. I think Palm Beach County is a great place to live. We have a lake in the back, it has Crocks sometimes, but authorities come and remove them promptly. In that regard, I worry about the safety of my family otherwise everyone is quite comfortable and having a Barbeque is great! The neighbors have been our friends for years. We go on night jobs together because I leave out too early in the morning to go on early morning jogs. We feel pretty safe and police patrols the neighborhood for us and they ensure everyone drives the speed limit and is safe.
Its one of the most beautiful places to live! I've lived in other cities, but Palm Beach is by far the biggest diverse populated with impeccable landscaping. There's city life, to beach life, to going out west a little and living a more country type of lifestyle. Palm Beach County has it all! There's so much to do activity wise. There's always something or some type of event going on in the county and lots of family friendly activities.