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    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
West Palm Beach is a city in Florida with a population of 104,978. West Palm Beach is in Palm Beach County. Living in West Palm Beach offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Palm Beach and residents tend to lean liberal.
About West Palm Beach...
Population
104,978

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,096
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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West Palm Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    450
    283
  • Murder
    23
    6
  • Rape
    60
    41
  • Robbery
    294
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    774
    500
  • Theft
    3,569
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    476
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,672
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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I moved to Florida in 2014 on my own. My family is still in Brooklyn, New York; where I was born. I came down to Florida to go to college and to gain independence away from home. I got situated in Florida relatively quickly. I made a lot of friends and I have lived in a couple different apartments which I liked very much. The driving is sometimes a little bit rough, especially on 95. It is typically pretty crowded on the roads. But overall, I have lived in Florida for almost four years and I do like it very much. But what tops it all off is that I do very much like the weather!
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I spend a lot of time in west palm, and it’s one of my favorite cities because it is very diverse and there’s things for anyone from any walk of life to do, from young to old, families with kids, or for the younger crowd. The only reason I don’t rate it 5 stars is because crime is higher than normal, especially in certain neighborhoods, but seems to be more widespread than it used to be, but it’s not bad enough to keep me away or feel unsafe especially downtown or in city place!
West Palm Beach is a nice and friendly place with exciting sights to see. I've lived here for around two years and everyday I am amazed with new places that I have never discovered, and I'm sure there are more places yet to come! And the weather is perfect in the winter if you hate the cold. The wildlife is pretty beautiful and brings a breath of fresh air to the everyday city lifestyle.