West Palm Beach (Florida)

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Coordinates 26°42′35″N 80°03′51″W
Country United States
State Florida
County Palm Beach
Settled (Lake Worth Country Settlement) c. 1884
Platted 1893
Incorporated (Town of West Palm Beach) November 5, 1894
Incorporated (City of West Palm Beach) July 21, 1903
Named for Palm Beach
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP codes 33401–33422
Area code 561
FIPS code 12-76600
GNIS feature ID 0293097
Website http://wpb.org
Homicide 17
Rape 31
Robbery 334
Aggravated assault 439
Total violent crime 821
Burglary 1,289
Larceny-theft 3,801
Motor vehicle theft 314
Arson 21
Total property crime 5,404
Government (Type) Mayor-Commission
Government (Mayor) Keith James (D)
Government (Commissioners) Kelly Shoaf, Shalonda Warren, Christy Fox, Joseph Peduzzi, and Christina Lambert
Government (City Administrator) Faye Johnson[citation needed]
Government (City Clerk) Hazel Carson[citation needed]
Government (City Attorney) Kimberly Rothenburg[citation needed]
Government (City) 57.98 sq mi (150.18 km2)
Government (Land) 53.82 sq mi (139.39 km2)
Government (Water) 4.17 sq mi (10.79 km2)
Area (City) 57.98 sq mi (150.18 km2)
Area (Land) 53.82 sq mi (139.39 km2)
Area (Water) 4.17 sq mi (10.79 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 117,415
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 244th
Population (2020) (Density) 2,181.66/sq mi (842.35/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 6,138,333 (US: 8th)

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West Palm Beach is a city in and the county seat of Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. It is located immediately to the west of the adjacent Palm Beach, which is situated on a barrier island across the Lake Worth Lagoon. The population was 117,415 at the 2020 census. West Palm Beach is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 6,138,333 people in 2020. It is the oldest incorporated municipality in the South Florida area, incorporated as a city two years before Miami in November 1894. West Palm Beach is located approximately 68 miles (109 km) north of Downtown Miami.

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