Palm Beach County

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The Palm Beach County Community

Palm Beach County offers a multitude of cultural attractions such as classical concerts, live theater, opera and ballet. Venues include the Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Delray Beach Playhouse, Watson B. Duncan Theater, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Florida Ballet and the Palm Beach Opera. The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach provides some of the finest professional cultural productions anywhere in South Florida, while the Coral Sky Amphitheatre draws big-name pop, rock and country performers.


According to the 2006 Census estimate, 1,287,987 people reside in Palm Beach County. Approximately 46 percent of residents live in one of the county's 38 municipalities with the remainder living in unincorporated areas. West Palm Beach is the largest municipality, both in population and area. The city covers 52.64 square miles with a population of 97,498, according to the 2006 Census estimate. That same estimate ranks Boca Raton second with 85,488 residents. The smallest municipality in area is Briny Breezes. It covers about four-tenths of one square mile and has an estimated 2006 population of 418 residents. The smallest town in terms of population is Cloud Lake with 172 residents.