Overview

Population

Palm Beach County: 1.372 million (2013)
Town of Palm Beach: 8,503 (2014)

Geography

The narrow barrier island town of Palm Beach lies between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to its west. The eastern shore is hugged by the Gulf Stream, the world’s largest warm-water current. The topography is flat, as the town is no more than a few feet above sea level at any point.

Climate

The average winter daytime temperature in Palm Beach County is 74 degrees and 90 degrees in the summer. The average rainfall is 62 inches per year. The last time it snowed in the county was 1978.