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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 is included in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton metropolitan area.

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 include 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,457
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+4,535
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married39.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,033
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,191
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,861

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,555
% Above Poverty Level78.4%
% Below Poverty Level21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$926
Median House Value$149,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.5%
West Indian26%
Haitian19.5%
Irish8.6%
German5.3%
Italian4.9%
English4.2%
African4.1%
French Except Basque2.9%
Jamaican2.7%
Cape Verdean2.5%
Russian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1.3%
Arab1.2%
Egyptian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Canadian0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
Albanian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Lake Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33403
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.8
Approximate Longitude-80.08

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)

StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance8.3 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
StationCANAL POINT USDA
Distance35.3 miles
Jan Temp53 to 75 F
Apr Temp61 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance39.5 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
Mangonia Park2,044$36,023
North Palm Beach12,581$81,941
Palm Beach Gardens51,865$93,340
Palm Beach Shores1,157$75,833
Riviera Beach33,683$45,048

Lake Park Public Libraries

Lake Park Public Library
529 PARK AVENUE
Lake Park, Florida
(561) 881-3330

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Lake Park Public Schools

Lake Park Elementary School
410 3rd St
ZIP: 33403
(561) 494-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 353

Lake Park Private Schools

Coastal Middle & Sr High School
730 5th St
ZIP: 33403
Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
Driftwood Academy
315 7th Ct
ZIP: 33403
Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
His Academy/institute
1259 10th St
ZIP: 33403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Lake Park Baptist School
625 Park Ave
ZIP: 33403
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
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