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West Palm Beach
  • City in Florida

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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West Palm Beach is a city in Florida with a population of 109,767. West Palm Beach is in Palm Beach County. Living in West Palm Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Palm Beach there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Palm Beach and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West Palm Beach are above average.

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About West Palm Beach...
Population
109,767

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$251,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,303
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    406.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    15.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    70
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    269.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    411.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,938
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    401.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

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