Introduction to Jupiter, Florida

Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 15 miles N of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 80 miles N of Miami, Florida. Jupiter is a scenic oceanfront community and is well known for having beautiful beaches. It's a popular vacation destination. Many prosperous residents of the northern part of the nation, especially New York City metro area and the Boston area have luxurious vacation residences in Jupiter. People with vacation homes often become full-time residents. The city includes residential neighborhoods, upscale waterfront communities, numerous condominium complexes and a scenic intracoastal waterway.

Jupiter History

In the early days, the area was inhabited by the Jega and Hobe Indians. Beginning around 1550 the area has served as a prominent location for guiding ships. Explorers regarded this extension out into the Atlantic Ocean as a significant landmark while planning their trips to Central and South America. During the early part of the 20th century logging, fishing, pineapples and citrus were important factors for the economy.

Jupiter Attractions

  • Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum.
  • The Florida Marlins participate in string training in Jupiter.
  • Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.
  • It's home to the spring training facilities of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
  • Roger Dean Stadium Complex.
  • Hibel Museum of Art.
  • The Last Galleon features artifacts taken from an old Spanish Galleon located in the waters off of Florida.
  • Jupiter Ridge Natural Area.
  • Jupiter Inlet.
  • DuBois Pioneer Home is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Loxahatchee River Historical Museum features pre-historic artifacts, Seminole Indian clothing and tools, pioneer relics and Spanish treasures.
  • Lighthouse Center for the Arts.
  • Florida History Center and Museum.

Jupiter Activities

Residents and visitors enjoy kayaking and canoeing along the Loxahatchee River. Scenic cruises are popular with tourists. Boating and sailing are enjoyed at the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean inlets. The Intracoastal Waterway features a variety of wildlife and scenic locations. The region offers excellent opportunities for water-skiing, parasailing and windsurfing.

The Loxahatchee River and the Atlantic Ocean provide excellent opportunities for fishing. Bicycle riding along the scenic beachfront is a popular activity. The Abacoa Golf Club, Jupiter Dunes Golf Course and Golf Club of Jupiter attract a vast number of golf enthusiasts. The Lion Country Safari, Rapids Water Park, Mounts Botanical Garden and the Palm Beach Zoo are nearby.

Jupiter Higher Education

Florida Atlantic University's MacArthur Campus is located in the city.

Jupiter Transportation

The Palm Beach International Airport is nearby.


Total Population 59,054
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 22.2%
Employed Population 16+ 29,173
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.7%
Median Earnings25+ $40,731
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,509
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,620


Median Family Income $87,295
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,430
Median House Value $283,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 11.5%
Irish 17.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jupiter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles N of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33458, 33469, 33477, 33478
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33468
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.933
Longitude -80.094

Jupiter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 75 F
Apr Temp 65 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.3 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 78 F
Apr Temp 58 to 85 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 87 F
Annual Precip 58.4 inches
Distance 48.6 miles
Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jupiter, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Jupiter Inlet (33469)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Juno Beach 3,325 $129,750
Jupiter Inlet Colony 390 $159,792
Lake Park 8,376 $51,201
North Palm Beach 12,425 $82,135
Palm Beach Gardens 50,977 $91,043
Tequesta 5,819 $82,755

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jupiter Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(561) 747-2234
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 2,323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

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Historic Jupiter


Jupiter Inlet from the lighthouse between 1880 and 1897

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Jupiter Inlet from the lighthouse between 1880 and 1897

Jupiter & Lake Worth R.R.. between 1880 and 1897

Jupiter Narrow. 1890

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