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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    The acquisition of this pharmacy in Palm Beach County will facilitate growth by increasing the delivery radius into Martin County which includes Jupiter and Stuart.
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    Reflecting the respect of their peers and the business and nonprofit communities, firm partners have been elected to serve in key leadership/advocacy positions for The Florida Bar, Palm Beach County and Martin County Bar Associations, Palm Beach County Medical Society, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Autism Speaks, and the Jewish Federation of the Palm Beach County.
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    "The committee is a joint task force between the Palm Beach County Bar Association and members of several minority and women's bar associations throughout Palm Beach County," said Rabin.
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    The new Palm Beach County Convention Center, which opened in November 2003, is centrally located on the corner of Okeechobee Boulevard and Florida Avenue in the heart of thriving West Palm Beach, Florida.
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