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 266 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in West Palm Beach is moderate and the median home sales price is $169,900.

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: 17.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 47.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 34.6%

Crime Rate

45.79% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 283
  • Violent Crimes: 824
  • Robbery: 316
  • Burglary: 902
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

41.82% Higher than national avg.
  • 266 offenders in West Palm Beach
  • 26.10 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $212,950
  • Median Sales Price: $169,900
  • Foreclosures: 2,504
  • Homes For Sale: 1,546
  • Homes For Rent: 587

Environmental Hazards

605 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 21
  • Registered Polluters: 10
  • Superfunds: 19
  • Tanks & Spills: 555

Unemployment

Moderate 4.7%
  • Florida unemployment average: 5.1%
  • National unemployment average: 4.9%

Schools view all

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

266 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 view all

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

Real Estate view all

Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$212,950 compared to July 2015
Median Sales Price
$169,900 compared to July 2015

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    22.8%
  • Rented
    42.2%
  • Owned
    35%

1,546 Homes For Sale View All

$419,000
688 Cresta Circle
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$114,900
4938 Alder Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$164,900
5082 El Claro Circle
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$64,000
X 97th Road N
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
-- Beds | -- Baths

2,504 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$131,662  
$53,941
E Ilex Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33403
-- Beds | -- Baths
$688,766
Flagler
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
-- Beds | -- Baths
$262,791
Corn Flower Ln
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
-- Beds | -- Baths
$146,283
Lake Shore Dr # 409
West Palm Beach, FL 33403
-- Beds | -- Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

904 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of West Palm Beach, FL issued 904 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 904 permits, 107 were issued for single family homes and 797 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of West Palm Beach, FL issued 27 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

587 Rental Properties View All

$6,000
7630 Maywood Crest Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
4 Beds | 5 Baths
$1,150
3800 N Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$975
1186 Lake Terry Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$1,250
1091 Golden Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from West Palm Beach, FL
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $790
  • 1 Bedroom: $982
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,242
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,707
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,024

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Environmental Hazards

605 Environmental Hazards

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

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (464/473)
    West Palm Beach, FL has 98.1% 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 VERY HIGH 8.51 Average
    West Palm Beach, FL is a very 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 very high risk of hurricanes.
Hail
West Palm Beach, FL has a low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
West Palm Beach, FL has a high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in West Palm Beach, FL: $41,792

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 4.7%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 5.1% and 4.9% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 38.32%
White Collar - 61.68%

Politics

State Representatives

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

City Representatives

  • Patrick Murphy
  • Alcee L. Hastings
  • Lois Frankel

Neighborhood Info

3 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

64 FCC Towers view all

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