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City of West Palm Beach Announces Community Budget Workshops

Mayor Jeri Muoio and City Commissioners invite West Palm Beach residents and members of the public to participate in a series of Community Budget Workshops.

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West Palm Beach Building Division Earns Distinguished IAS Accreditation

West Palm Beach Building Division has just been accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS), signifying that the department has been evaluated for its technical competence, quality of service and met recognized standards of the building industry.

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WPB Facts

 

So...Did you know...

 
  • The "Town" of West Palm Beach was established November 5, 1894.
 
  • West Palm Beach is the oldest municipality in South Florida. (We edged out Miami by two years.)
 
  • West Palm Beach changed from a town to a city, becoming the City of West Palm Beach on July 21, 1903.
 
  • West Palm Beach was named the county seat for the newly formed Palm Beach County on April 30, 1909.
 
  • Population of the newly founded city: 1,743 in 1910.
 
  • Population today (2013 census): 102,463.
 
  • West Palm Beach is the largest city in Palm Beach County.
 
  • During a work day, the population more than doubles.
 
  • Total size of the city: City land area: 58.1 square miles.
 
  • Size of Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve: 20 square miles (just over one third of the city).
 
  • Average temperature: 75 degrees! (How can you beat that?)