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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Palm Beach County is located in Florida with a population of 1,426,772. Palm Beach County is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Palm Beach County offers residents a suburban feel and 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
1,426,772

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,264
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
    11%
  • 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%

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Palm Beach County Reviews

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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.
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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.
Great diversity of people (many of them Spanish-speaking) and much to do and see. There are some nice parks and there are lakes where ever you go. Sometimes it can get very hot so it is nice that it is near the beach. There are many buses which help for traveling and commuting and trains as well. There are some areas that are not so safe but overall it can be a great place to have many good memories whether it by sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, or even fishing!