The Public Defender's Office, 15th Judicial Circuit, is located in downtown West Palm Beach and serves Palm Beach County. Spanning approximately 2,000 square miles, Palm Beach County extends from Boca Raton to Jupiter and to the state's rural center and the northern edge of the Everglades national park. The "Palm Beaches" span 47 miles of shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean. The County's major industries are tourism, construction, and agriculture.With a population that grew by 13.2% between 2010 and 2021, Palm Beach County is home to approximately 1.5 million people. The County's population reflects a diversity of backgrounds:
The County also features hundreds of attractions, which range from the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, the Norton Museum of Art, the PGA National Resort, Lake Okeechobee, to Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Palm Beach County is also home to multiple large universities including Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College. With an average daily temperature of 74 degrees in winter and 89 degrees in summer, residents and visitors enjoy access to beaches, lakes, colleges, universities, golf courses, arts' venues, shopping locales, cultural attractions, nature preserves, restaurants, parks, outdoor recreation, and family-friendly activities.
Palm Beach County's amenities aren't accessible to all of its residents. There are disparities in housing, health, income, and incarceration. For example: