Palm Beach County

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Palm Beach County, Florida

301 N Olive Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 355-2001
Fax: (561) 355-3990

On south-central Atlantic coast, north of Fort Lauderdale; organized Apr 30, 1909 from Dade County. Name Origin: For the coconut palms that are common in the area

Area (sq mi):: 2386.33 (land 1974.11; water 412.22) Population per square mile: 642.60
Population 2005: 1,268,548 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 12.10%; 1990-2000 31.00% Population 2000: 1,131,184 (White 70.60%; Black or African American 13.80%; Hispanic or Latino 12.40%; Asian 1.50%; Other 5.70%). Foreign born: 17.40%. Median age: 41.80
Income 2000: per capita $28,801; median household $45,062; Population below poverty level: 9.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $43,102-$44,050
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 25.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • West Palm Beach County seat (95,344)
  • Boca Raton (78,069)
  • Boynton Beach (64,775)
  • Delray Beach (64,150)
  • Wellington (49,976)
  • Jupiter (46,752)
  • Palm Beach Gardens (44,315)
  • Lake Worth (35,485)
  • Riviera Beach (32,522)
  • Greenacres (32,019)
  • Royal Palm Beach (30,371)
  • Belle Glade (15,318)
  • Palm Springs (14,690)
  • North Palm Beach (12,645)
  • Lantana (10,389)

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    With more than 200 cultural organizations and 42,000 arts and cultural experiences, Palm Beach County is Florida's Cultural Capital[sup.
    The addition of the appellate courts will send a positive message to the trial courts and lawyers practicing before them that it is no longer aspirational for lawyers to adhere to the standards of professional courtesy; it's expected," said Michael Mopsick, co-chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Professionalism Committee.
    The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion was established as a permanent committee of the association to demonstrate its sustained commitment to improving diversity in the Palm Beach County legal community," said Michael Napoleone, president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
    In May 2005, Palm Beach County residents were shocked to learn that a little eight-year-old girl had been kidnapped from her home.
    In March 2005, Palm Beach County installed a Motorola Printrak Biometric Identification Solution (Printrak BIS) to help law enforcement officials solve more crimes and more accurately track and identify criminals.
    During the two-month media campaign, the authority received 10,288 countywide requests, resulting in the placement of more than 19,500 blue and yellow recycling bins in Palm Beach County.
    Scheduled to open in late 2003, the new $83 million Palm Beach County Convention Center is ideally situated on 19 acres in downtown West Palm Beach, one mile from 1-95 and three miles from the Palm Beach International Airport.
    We implemented case-finding through daily chart review in Palm Beach County intensive-care units (ICUs) and regionally in ICUs in North Carolina, where the index patient had traveled during the potential exposure period.
    Palm Beach County followed a more erratic but conservative course, which in the end produced, depending on who is believed, between 176 and 215 net Gore votes.
    With 428 precincts still not counted, Gore stands to gain more than 800 more votes in Palm Beach County if the pattern holds true.
    Kelly Smallridge, CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, said, "During the past twelve months, companies in business and financial services, aviation/aerospace/engineering, information technology, life sciences/clean tech, logistics and manufacturing have chosen Palm Beach County.

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