West Palm Beach, Florida

Current Temperature ° Population 101,910

Homefacts City Report

West Palm Beach is located in Palm Beach County, FL. The population is 101,910, making West Palm Beach the largest city in Palm Beach County.

There are 64 public schools in West Palm Beach with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for West Palm Beach is high, and there are 278 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in West Palm Beach is moderate and the median home sales price is $145,000.

Cities near West Palm Beach include Schall Circle, Plantation Mobile Home Park and Mangonia Park.

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 15.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 52.3%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 32.4%

Crime Rate

42.77% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 377
  • Violent Crimes: 684
  • Robbery: 274
  • Burglary: 999
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

47.97% Higher than national avg.
  • 278 offenders in West Palm Beach
  • 27.28 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $195,000
  • Median Sales Price: $145,000
  • Foreclosures: 4,461
  • Homes For Sale: 1,697
  • Homes For Rent: 385

Environmental Hazards

625 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 8
  • Registered Polluters: 56
  • Superfunds: 20
  • Tanks & Spills: 541

Unemployment

Moderate 5.1%
  • Florida unemployment average: 5.6%
  • National unemployment average: 5.8%

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64 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 64 K-12 public schools in West Palm Beach, FL and 19 private schools. Homefacts rates West Palm Beach's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

278 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in West Palm Beach, FL

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$195,000 compared to November 2013
Median Sales Price
$145,000 compared to November 2013

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    24%
  • Rented
    36.9%
  • Owned
    39.1%

1,697 Homes For Sale View All

$244,900
6963 Aliso Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$669,000
3000 N Ocean Drive Unit 36-e
West Palm Beach, FL 33404
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$225,000
533 Palmetto Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33403
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$123,000
7601 76th Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
2 Beds | 3 Baths

4,461 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$123,450  
$162,359
Tangerine Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$89,955
Franklin Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$237,994
Gazetta Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$575,237
Greenwood Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
5 Beds | 3 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

3 Building Permits View All

  • In 2013, the city of West Palm Beach, FL issued 3 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2012, the city of West Palm Beach, FL issued 29 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

385 Rental Properties View All

$2,500
Address Not Available
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$1,100
12008 S. Shore Blvd., No. 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,000
4831 Via Palm Lakes
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$800
87 Camden D
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
1 Beds | 2 Baths

Fair Market Rents

  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $750
  • 1 Bedroom: $962
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,202
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,623
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,938

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Environmental Hazards

625 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in West Palm Beach, FL
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  • Registered Polluters
    in West Palm Beach, FL
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  • Superfunds
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  • Tanks & Spills
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1222/1241)
    West Palm Beach, FL has 98.47% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    West Palm Beach, FL is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.25 Average
    West Palm Beach, FL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 67.18°
  • February 68.2°
  • March 69.65°
  • April 75.52°
  • May 79.13°
  • June 82.13°
  • July 83.73°
  • August 83.82°
  • September 81.88°
  • October 78.75°
  • November 72.1°
  • December 69.73°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for West Palm Beach, FL

Earthquakes
West Palm Beach, FL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
West Palm Beach, FL has a high risk of hurricanes.
Hail
West Palm Beach, FL has a very low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
West Palm Beach, FL has a very low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in West Palm Beach, FL: $40,229

Median Cost Of Living

Cost of Living index National Average is 100. Values under are lower cost and values over are higher cost.

Unemployment

Unemployment in West Palm Beach is 5.1%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 5.6% and 5.8% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 37.17%
White Collar - 62.83%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Rick Scott
  • Sen. Marco Rubio
  • Sen. Bill Nelson

City Representatives

  • Vern Buchanan
  • Trey Radel
  • Lois Frankel
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

49 FCC Towers view all

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