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Palm Beach County, Florida

US county information
NamePalm Beach County
SeatWest Palm Beach
US Area
Total Area2386.33 sq mi (6180.6 km2)
Land Area1974.11 sq mi (5112.9 km2)
Water Area412.22 sq mi (1067.6 km2)
Population1320134 (2010)
Density258.2/km2 (668.7/sq mi)
FoundedApril 30, 1909
Named forPalm Beach, Florida

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Palm Beach County is the largest county in the state of Florida in total area, and third in population.. As of 2010, the county's estimated population was 1,320,134, making it the twenty-eighth most populous in the United States. Over 40 percent of the county's population lives in unincorporated areas near the Atlantic coast.

Palm Beach County is one of three counties comprising the South Florida metropolitan area, and having been formed in 1909, is the area's second oldest. Its largest city and county seat is West Palm Beach (Central County), which has an incorporated population of over 105,000 and an unincorporated population of 250,000. Boca Raton (South County), is the second largest, having a population approaching 90,000. Boynton Beach (South County), is the third largest city, with a population nearing 70,000 residents.

With wealthy coastal towns such as Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and Boca Raton within its limits, as well as equestrian mecca Wellington and golfing haven Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County is Florida's wealthiest county, with a per capita personal income of $44,518 as of 2004.

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