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Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 1,131,184. As of 2006, the county had a population of 1,287,987 according to the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research[1]. The county is the third most populous in the state of Florida and the twenty ninth most populous in the United States. The county's population is over 40% unincorporated.

Palm Beach County is one of three counties that comprise the South Florida metropolitan area, and being formed in 1909, is the area's second oldest county. Its largest city and county seat is West Palm Beach (Central County), who has an incorporated population of over 100,000 and an unincorporated population of 250,000. Boca Raton (South County), is the second largest city, and has a population approaching 100,000 residents.[1].

Adjacent Counties
  • Martin County, Florida - north
  • Broward County, Florida - south
  • Hendry County, Florida - west
  • Okeechobee County, Florida - northwest
  • Glades County, Florida - northwest