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WEST PALM BEACH MAYOR JERI MUOIO TO PRESENT "WEST PALM BEACH:A CITY ON THE MOVE" AT BOOK LAUNCH

Copies of the 135-page book will be distributed free to the first 50 guests.

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CITY & CRA BEGIN CLEMATIS STREETSCAPE PROJECT

Exciting Infrastructure and Beautification Changes Starting on City’s Most Iconic Street

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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?)