Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 1,131,184. As of 2006, the county had a population of 1,287,987 according to the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research. The county is the third most populous in the state of Florida and the twenty ninth most populous in the United States. The county’s population is over 40% unincorporated.
Palm Beach County is one of three counties that comprise the South Florida metropolitan area, and being formed in 1909, is the area’s second oldest county. Its largest city and county seat is West Palm Beach (Central County), who has an incorporated population of over 100,000 and an unincorporated population of 250,000. Boca Raton (South County), is the second largest city, and has a population approaching 100,000 residents..
- Martin County, Florida – north
- Broward County, Florida – south
- Hendry County, Florida – west
- Okeechobee County, Florida – northwest
- Glades County, Florida – northwest
The Palm Beach Imperials are an American Basketball Association 2006 expansion franchise.
The Jupiter Hammerheads are a Single-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins and the Palm Beach Cardinals are a Single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams play their games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL.
Currently, the St. Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins conduct their spring training at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
Prior to the construction of Roger Dean Stadium, the Montreal Expos and Atlanta Braves held their spring training at Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach. The West Palm Beach Expos, a Single-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos, also played their games there.
Points of interest
- American Orchid Society Visitor Center and Botanical Garden
- Lion Country Safari
- Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, including the Roji-en Japanese Gardens
- Mounts Botanical Garden
- Roji-en Japanese Gardens
- The Norton Museum of Art
- The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Palm Beach County has a Growing and Diverse Hispanic Market
According to the 2000 Census, Palm Beach County’s Hispanic Market has increased 111% in the last ten years. Today they represent over 12% of the total population and account for 140,675 buyers. This market is:
Well-established with 92% year-round residents.
Employed with 79% working.
Younger with 72% between the ages of 18-44.
Well-educated with 64% attending college.
Well-off with 55% having an annual household income of $50,000 or more.
More family oriented with 51% having children under the age of 18 living at home
It is no wonder that the Hispanic Chamber has embarked on an aggressive mission to transform the social organization started over thirty years ago to an economic development leader. As the only countywide business organization addressing the needs of the Hispanic population and those wanting to reach the Hispanic marketplace, the Hispanic Chamber is perfected position to assist you.
A diverse membership
Members and trustee partners range from the small corner store, to the largest business enterprises. Members own retail and service shops on Dixie Highway, in Royal Palm Beach and Wellington; they build communities in Jupiter and design buildings in downtown; they print and publish; are Lawyers, doctors, stockbrokers, accountants and other professionals.
This vast and diverse members is a tribute to our corporate recruitment and the growing influence of Hispanics in Palm Beach County. But most important, the purchasing power and business strength of our members is enormous and continues to grow.