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Overview

Introduction to Lake Park, Florida

Lake Park, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 5 miles N of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 71 miles N of Miami, Florida. The town, which is included in the West Palm Beach - Boca Raton metropolitan area, had 8,721 residents as of the 2000 census.

Lake Park History

The town of Lake Park, formerly known as Kelsey City, was Florida’s first zoned municipality. It was planned and designed by John Charles and Frederick Jr of Olmsted Brothers, and Dr. John Nolan of Boston from Massachusetts. In 1927, the Lake Park Town Hall was constructed. It was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It survived the hurricane of 1928, during which it provided shelter to some of the towns residents.

Lake Park and nearby Attractions

  • Norton Museum of Art
  • Savannas Preserve State Park
  • South Florida Science Museum
  • Saint Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
  • Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum
  • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Things To Do In Lake Park

Visitors may plan day-trips to places such as the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, the Juno Beach Park, Rapids Water Park, and the Journeys Inn Lake Park, all of which offer ample recreational opportunities. Local museums include the South Florida Science Museum, the Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum, the Hibel Museum of Art, and the Schoolhouse Children's Museum; these musuems provide interesting insights into the history of the community. Ocean Mall is a popular shopping center in the town. Local churches iclude First Baptist Church of Lake Park and the Church of the Nazarene of Lake Park.

Lake Park Transportation

Palm Beach International Airport is the closest major international airport.

Lake Park Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Palm Beach Community College, Broward Community College, and Keiser College.

People

Total Population 8,317
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 3,984
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.3%
Median Earnings25+ $25,911
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,367
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,956

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,543
% Above Poverty Level 70.7%
% Below Poverty Level 29.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 6%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.8%
Median Gross Rent $952
Median House Value $134,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 7.7%

Lake Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33403, 33408, 33410
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.8
Longitude -80.066

Lake Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance 8.3 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
Station CANAL POINT USDA
Distance 35.3 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 75 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station POMPANO BEACH
Distance 39.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Juno Beach 3,267 $103,585
Mangonia Park 1,758 $30,083
North Palm Beach 12,272 $82,287
Palm Beach Gardens 50,147 $89,457
Palm Beach Shores 1,097 $70,500
Riviera Beach 33,123 $42,814
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