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Overview

Introduction to Lantana, Florida

Lantana, Florida is 4 miles N of Boynton Beach, Florida (center to center) and 56 miles N of Miami, Florida. It is located in Palm Beach and is included within the West Palm Beach - Boca Raton metro area. The population of Lantana is 9,437.

Lantana History

The first settlers arrived in Lantana after the 1842 Armed Occupation Act, and the Lyman family founded the town in 1888. Within a year, Lyman, an extremely enterprising man, established several businesses including a general store, a post office and an Indian trading post. He named the post office Lantana Point after the wild Lantana plants that grew there. The town was incorporated in 1921.

Lantana and Nearby Attractions

  • Flagler Museum
  • Bonnet House
  • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
  • Palm Beach Zoo

Things To Do In Lantana

Lantana has several parks, including the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, and the South County Regional Park, The Palm Beach Zoo is also nearby. Museums including the Flagler Museum, Schoolhouse Children's Museum, and Schoolhouse Children's Museum display interesting collections of artifacts. The South Florida Science Museum houses a planetarium and also hosts laser shows. People may visit historical sites like Bonnet House and Stranahan House.

Lantana Transportation

Palm Beach International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Lantana Higher Education

Palm Beach Community College, Saint Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary, and Everglades College are nearby.

People

Total Population 10,822
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,929
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,572
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,473
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,579

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,847
% Above Poverty Level 75.9%
% Below Poverty Level 24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $954
Median House Value $116,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.9%
Irish 9.1%

Lantana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Boynton Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33460, 33462
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33465
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.586
Longitude -80.052

Lantana 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 7.3 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 FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 34.9 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 54 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantis 2,063 $88,750
Hypoluxo 2,641 $67,014
Lake Worth 35,903 $40,266
Manalapan 231 $188,750
Ocean Ridge 1,754 $133,194
South Palm Beach 1,277 $62,500
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561-642-6200
Serves 3,146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

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6650 LAWRENCE ROAD
561-649-6850
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Serves 504 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

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