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West Palm Beach City Information

West Palm Beach is a city located in Palm Beach County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 82,103. It is the county seat of Palm Beach County.

The City of West Palm Beach was founded by Henry Flagler in 1894, as a community to house the servants working in the two grand hotels on the neighboring island of Palm Beach, across Lake Worth. During the 1920s, the city boomed and was a rival to Miami, leaving the city with many historic structures and neighborhoods. the city quickly declined however, due to hurricanes, depression and rampant suburbanization. In the past 10 years, however, the city had undergone a tremendous renaissance as newcomers have re-discovered the city's historic areas and a resurgent downtown entertainment and shopping district. Due to Florida's stringent annexation laws, the city's boundaries remain roughly at their 1920s position, giving the city a population much smaller than the large metropolitan area of nearly 1.2 million people that surrounds it.

In 2000, the city was the focal point of a controversy regarding voting irregularities that some claim may have affected the outcome of the 2000 Presidential Election.

West Palm Beach was the site of the first attacks in the 2001 anthrax attacks

West Palm Beach Attractions

The City of West Palm Beach, with its sunny palm-lined street, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, year-round outdoor festivals, elegance and luxurious comfort are the hallmarks of this slice of paradise.

The Downtown Retail and Entertainment District is a vibrant area lined with fashionable martini bars, trendy nightclubs, elite boutiques and fine restaurants. When the sun sets, enjoy fine dining by candlelight at one of the many lovely area restaurants.

Every Thursday evening the area comes alive with the award winning Clematis by Night free fountainside concert series, where visitors & locals mingle among arts & crafts vendors while enjoying live entertainment. West Palm Beach is definitely one of the more popular nighttime hotspots. Cozy pubs, energetic dance clubs, concert halls and movie theaters abound throughout the downtown area, giving revelers ample choice of how to spend their evening.

For theater & performing arts, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is the premier location in West Palm Beach to spend an evening. The Norton Museum of Art houses a world-renowned collection of European, American, Chinese and contemporary art, along with rotating exhibitions.

West Palm Beach also offers family fun, with the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, the South Florida Science Museum or nearby world-class beaches and fishing. SunFest, Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival, takes place in West Palm Beach each May.

Whether you come for the shining sun or the shining storefronts, the subdued elegance of West Palm Beach is sure to captivate you.

West Palm Beach Geography
West Palm Beach is located at 26°42'36" North, 80°3'52" West (26.709992, -80.064373)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 150.7 km² (58.2 mi²). 142.8 km² (55.1 mi²) of it is land and 7.9 km² (3.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.26% water.

West Palm Beach Demographics
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 82,103 people, 34,769 households, and 18,253 families residing in the city. The population density is 574.9/km² (1,488.9/mi²). There are 40,461 housing units at an average density of 283.3/km² (733.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 58.09% White, 32.21% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 4.35% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. 18.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 34,769 households out of which 22.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.3% are married couples living together, 13.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% are non-families. 37.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,774, and the median income for a family is $42,074. Males have a median income of $30,221 versus $26,473 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,188. 18.9% of the population and 14.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.2% of those under the age of 18 and 14.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

The city has Palm Beach International Airport, which also serves Palm Beach County, Florida.

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