West Palm Beach Point of Interest: Palm Beach Island
Palm Beach is a municipality in Florida’s Palm Beach County. Because of the Intracoastal Waterway, which separates it from adjacent communities like West Palm Beach and Lake Worth Beach, the town of Palm Beach is isolated from those cities save for a tiny area in the southern part where it shares a boundary with South Palm Beach and the city of West Palm Beach. Palm Beach’s year-round population was 8,348 people in the 2010 census, and that number is expected to rise to 8,816 people in 2019 after growing by about 25,000 people between November and April.
The town of Palm Beach was founded in 1894 by Frederick Mills. The original settlement was called “Millsborough”, but it wasn’t until 1896 that the name changed to “Palm Beach”. The new name was in honor of Henry Morrison Flagler, who developed the town’s first hotel. Palm Beach is located on a peninsula that juts into Biscayne Bay between North Lake Worth and South Lake Worth. It has an elevation of 5 feet (1.5 m) above sea level . The main road through Palm Beach is called Flagler Drive, which runs the length of the town. Other important roads include South Ocean Boulevard (Florida’s Turnpike), Lake Avenue, and Northlake Way. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of , of which is land and (21.18%) is water.
Palm Beach has a tropical savanna climate, according to the Köppen climate classification system. It is also a member of the Miami Beach climate region. Palm Beach has a high humidity and an average temperature of 72.9 °F (22°C). In July, the average daily high is 92.7 °F (33°C), while in January it averages 68 .4 °F (20°C). The average annual precipitation is 61.8 inches (157 cm), with around 70% of it being rain and 30% being drizzle.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,361 people, 3,146 households, and 2 ,092 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,529.0 inhabitants per square mile (592.4/km²). There were 3,410 housing units at an average density of 564.1 per square mile (217.6/km²).
The racial makeup of the town was 85.31% White, 4.04% African American, 0.27% Native American, 5.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.76% from other races and 1 .29 % from two or more races . Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.00% of the population .
There were 3,146 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present , and 36.8% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.