Palm Beach County is located in the southeastern part of the State of Florida and situated just directly north of Broward County and Miami-Dade County this is the is the third most populated county in the State of Florida and the 25th most populated county in the United States as of 2019.
West Palm Beach is the largest city within the county which was established in 1909 after splitting from Dade County, Fl. Palm Beach County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up what is know as the Miami Metropolitan area which has an estimated population over 6,200,000 in 2019.
History of Palm Beach County
With the incorporation of West Palm Beach, Fl in 1894 after the Florida East Coast Railway was extended by Henry Flagler and the building of some of the iconic hotels including Royal Poinciana Hotel, The Breakers and Whitehall. Many do not know but in 1928 Palm Beach County was struck by the Okeechobee Hurricane and caused thousands of deaths.
As of 2004, Palm Beach County is Florida’s wealthiest county with a per capita income of $44,518 and it leads the state in productivity in agriculture which is the counties second largest industry, after real estate development. You will find in the central and western areas of the county there is a huge amount of tropical agricultural production including nurseries , sugar can and vegetables.[table id=7 /]