Palm Beach County, Florida

county in Florida, United States of America

Palm Beach County is the largest county by area in Florida. It is one of three counties that makes up the Miami metropolitan area. In 2020 the number of people in Palm Beach County was 1,492,191.[1] The area of Palm Beach County is 2,386 square miles. Palm Beach County was made in 1909. The three largest cities in Palm Beach County are West Palm Beach (117,000 people), the county seat, Boca Raton (97,000 people), and Boynton Beach (80,000 people). The county owns the southeastern area of Lake Okeechobee.

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Palm Beach County was made from part of Miami-Dade County in 1909. It was split into more counties later on. In 1915 the southern part of Palm Beach County became Broward County. In 1917 the northwest part of the county became Okeechobee County. In 1925 the northern part of the county became Martin County.[2]

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  1. City of Pahokee
  2. City of Belle Glade
  3. City of South Bay
  4. Village of Tequesta
  5. Town of Jupiter Inlet Colony
  6. Town of Jupiter
  7. Town of Juno Beach
  8. City of Palm Beach Gardens
  9. Village of North Palm Beach
  10. Town of Lake Park
  11. City of Riviera Beach
  12. Town of Palm Beach Shores
  13. Town of Mangonia Park
  14. Town of Palm Beach
  15. City of West Palm Beach
  16. Town of Haverhill
  17. Town of Glen Ridge
  18. Town of Cloud Lake
  19. Village of Palm Springs
  20. Town of Lake Clarke Shores
  21. Village of Royal Palm Beach
  22. Village of Wellington
  23. City of Greenacres
  24. City of Atlantis
  25. City of Lake Worth
  26. Town of South Palm Beach
  27. Town of Lantana
  28. Town of Manalapan
  29. Town of Hypoluxo
  30. City of Boynton Beach
  31. Town of Ocean Ridge
  32. Village of Golf
  33. Town of Briny Breezes
  34. Town of Gulf Stream
  35. City of Delray Beach
  36. Town of Highland Beach
  37. City of Boca Raton
  38. Town of Loxahatchee Groves
  39. City of Westlake (not on map)

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  1. "QuickFacts: Palm Beach County, Florida". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  2. "History of Palm Beach County". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2009-08-14.

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