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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,597
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens22.2%
Employed Population 16+30,452
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married53%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,779
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,022
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,432

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,476
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,454
Median House Value$305,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
Irish16.4%
Italian14.2%
English11.5%
French Except Basque4.5%
Polish4.3%
Russian2.5%
Scottish1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Swedish1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.6%
Finnish0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Maltese0.1%
German0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Jupiter Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33458, 33477, 33478, 33469
P.O. Box Zip Codes33468
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.92
Approximate Longitude-80.1

Jupiter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp57 to 75 F
Apr Temp65 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp71 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.3 inches
StationLOXAHATCHEE
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp53 to 78 F
Apr Temp58 to 85 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 87 F
Annual Precip58.4 inches
StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance48.6 miles
Jan Temp58 to 77 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Juno Beach3,384$112,375
Jupiter Inlet Colony508$172,361
Lake Park8,457$51,555
North Palm Beach12,581$81,941
Palm Beach Gardens51,865$93,340
Tequesta5,873$86,216

Jupiter Hospitals

Jupiter Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1210 S Old Dixie Hwy
(561) 744-4409

Jupiter Public Schools

Beacon Cove Intermediate School
150 Schoolhouse Rd
ZIP: 33458
(561) 366-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 846
Independence Middle School
4001 Greenway Dr
ZIP: 33458
(561) 799-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1327
Jerry Thomas Elementary School
800 Maplewood Dr
ZIP: 33458
(561) 741-9100
Primary
Total Enrollment 853
Jupiter Elementary School
200 S Loxahatchee Dr
ZIP: 33458
(561) 741-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 854
Jupiter High Adult Education Center
500 Military Trl
ZIP: 33458
(561) 744-7931
Other
Jupiter High School
500 Military Trl
ZIP: 33458
(561) 744-7900
High
Total Enrollment 2817
Jupiter Middle School
15245 Military Trl
ZIP: 33458
(561) 745-7200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1240
Lighthouse Elementary School
4750 Dakota Dr
ZIP: 33458
(561) 741-9400
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
Limestone Creek Elementary School
6701 Church St
ZIP: 33458
(561) 741-9200
Primary
Total Enrollment 917
Jupiter Farms Elementary School
17400 Haynie Ln
ZIP: 33478
(561) 741-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 537

Jupiter Private Schools

Jupiter Academy
125 S Pennock Ln
ZIP: 33458
Elementary
Total Enrollment 84
Jupiter Christian School
700 S Delaware Blvd
ZIP: 33458
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 579
Turtle River Montessori School
926 Maplewood Dr
ZIP: 33458
Elementary
Total Enrollment 114
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Historic Jupiter

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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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