Wellington, Florida

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Wellington, Florida

Introduction to Wellington, Florida

Wellington, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 12 miles W of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 61 miles N of Miami, Florida. Wellington is well known for equestrian and polo events and is home to one of the biggest horse shows in the world. It's known for large homes, town houses, luxury apartments and horse farms. A large number of residents are equestrian enthusiasts. Wellington is known for its unique shops and upscale restaurants. It features an attractive natural environment.

Wellington History

Wellington was originally strawberry farmland. During the 1950's, C. Oliver Wellington purchased a large acreage of swampland in Palm Beach County that years later became Wellington. In 1972 the village was established.

Wellington and nearby Attractions

  • National Horse Show
  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
  • Top Gun model aircraft show
  • Norton Museum of Art
  • Winter Equestrian Event
  • Taste of the West
  • South Florida Expo Center
  • Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
  • Lion Country Safari
  • Mall at Wellington Green
  • South Florida Fair & Entertainment Center
  • National Polo Museum & Hall of Fame
  • Palm Beach County Equestrian Trails

Wellington Activities

Golfing is popular at the numerous quality courses including Wellington Golf & Country Club, Tradition Golf Club, Links at Madison Green and the Village Golf Course. The city includes numerous parks for outdoor activities. The Equestrian Preserve Area is popular with Wellington's large number of horse riding enthusiasts. The nearby cities of Royal Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Loxahatchee and Palm Beach are popular destinations for residents. The area features excellent beaches. Families enjoy the Rapids Water Park. Canoeing enthusiasts enjoy the Loxahatchee Preserve. The Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge features scenic trails. The nearby Atlantic Coast offers residents excellent opportunities for boating, sailing and fishing.

Wellington Transportation

The Palm Beach International Airport located in West Palm Beach is the nearest major airport.

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High Points

Wellington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 7% Wellington Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 7% Wellington Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 8% Wellington People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 16% Wellington College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Wellington, Florida

Comparing Wellington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 4
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
College Educated Adults 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Public Transportation Use 2 5
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 7
Low Property Crime 5 6

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Wellington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33414, 33467
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33421
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.658
Longitude -80.241

Wellington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 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 8.9 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 38.7 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
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Wellington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 38,216 100%
Male 18,669 48.9%
Female 19,547 51.1%
Under 18 11,850 31%
18+ 26,366 69%
65+ 3,420 8.9%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.25
White 33,918 88.8%
African-American 2,057 5.4%
Asian 758 2%
American Indian & Alaskan 49 0.1%
Other 702 1.8%
Mixed Race 722 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4,395 11.5%

Estimated Wellington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 53,583
Growth 15,367
Growth % 40.2%

Wellington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.9%
Italian 14.3%
Irish 11.4%
German 10.2%
English 8.6%
US/American 8%
Polish 3.6%
Russian 3%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Haitian 1.2%
Jamaican 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Hungarian 1%
European 1%
British 0.7%
Eastern European 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
African 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Palestinian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Green Acres (33467)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wellington 38,216 $77,078
Atlantis 2,005 $82,807
Greenacres 27,569 $41,250
Haverhill 1,454 $53,167
Lake Clarke Shores 3,451 $71,641
Palm Springs 11,699 $42,430
Royal Palm Beach 21,523 $61,063

Wellington Hospitals

(561) 753-4245
Emergency Service: No

(561) 798-8500
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Wellington

(As of 2005)
Wellington Green
10580 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington Mall
10300 W Forrest Hill Blvd
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Wellington High Schools (2004)

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Serves 3,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

Serves 2,183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Royal Palm Beach, Florida 89.8   18% 13.3% 24% 34 $61,063 6% 21.8% 21,523 4.3% 68.6 2.9% 4.2
2. Rockwall, Texas 89.7   18.6% 9.7% 40.1% 33 $75,121 7% 8.7% 17,976 3.9% 41.7 1.1% 2.3
3. Murrieta, California 88.9   14.3% 11.4% 23% 36 $65,904 7.5% 18.4% 44,282 4.3% 31.4 0.7% 2
4. Goodyear, Arizona 88.1   14.2% 9.9% 22.6% 30 $60,707 6.4% 21.9% 18,911 6.1% 94.2 3.1% 4
5. Coral Springs, Florida 86.6   15.3% 6% 33.9% 29 $64,193 6.9% 18.5% 117,549 8% 26.7 0.7% 2.7
6. Oldsmar, Florida 84.7   20.1% 11.2% 23.7% 27 $53,142 6.6% 9.6% 11,910 4.8% 48.1 1.6% 2.5
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