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Overview

Introduction to Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 6 miles N of Boynton Beach, Florida (center to center) and 58 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city is included in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton metropolitan area.

Lake Worth History

Lake Worth, situated in Palm Beach County, went by the name "Jewel" at the turn of the 20th century. In 1911, landowner Fannie James sold the core area of the land to Palm Beach Farms Company. It was then that Harold Bryant and William Greenwood planned to build a city along the water. Gradually, a railway line was opened that connected West Palm Beach to Miami, and the area was named Lucerne. However, since another place with the same name was already in existence, the city was rechristened "Lake Worth." The city suffered a number of setbacks, mainly a flood in 1812, and a great hurricane in 1928. This caused a major disruption in the progress of Lake Worth, and there were no significant developments until after the Second World War. In the last few decades, though, the city has grown at a rapid rate, and is now a flourishing community.

Lake Worth and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Worth Public Library.
  • R C Kreusler Park.
  • Casino Arcade.
  • Town and Country Shopping Center.
  • Plaza Del Mar.
  • Church of the Nazarene of Lake Worth.

Things To Do In Lake Worth

Visitors at Lake Worth have the advantage of a number of beaches in the city that provide opportunities for indulging in water and beach sports. There is the pristine clear Lake Worth Beach, and the West Palm Beach Golf Course where one can enjoy a round of golf on the sandy terrain. For those interested in the historic sites, the Lake Worth Public Library may be a good place to check out. The city is also dotted with a number of churches that provide a peaceful sanctuary. Amusement parks like the Aladdin Amusement, Casino Arcade, R C Kreusler Park and Sunset Ridge Park offer excellent recreational facilities for both adults and kids. Enthusiastic shoppers can also make full use of the Town and Country Shopping Center.

Lake Worth Transportation

Palm Beach International is the nearest major airport.

Lake Worth Higher Education

Palm Beach Community College is the city’s local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,838
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+17,469
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married34.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.2%
Median Earnings25+$22,462
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,478
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,726

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,559
% Above Poverty Level71.3%
% Below Poverty Level28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.9%
Median Gross Rent$951
Median House Value$151,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.8%
West Indian12.1%
Haitian10.4%
Irish9.4%
German8.7%
English5.8%
Italian4.9%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish1.8%
Finnish1.4%
African1.3%
Jamaican1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Scottish0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Russian0.6%
Guyanese0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Bermudan0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Lake Worth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33449, 33460, 33461, 33463, 33467, 33462
P.O. Box Zip Codes33466, 33465, 33454
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.61
Approximate Longitude-80.05

Lake Worth 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
Distance5.4 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
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance36.7 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance55.9 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantis2,239$90,938
Lake Clarke Shores3,517$78,590
Lantana11,016$50,200
Manalapan270$246,250
Palm Springs23,592$37,656
South Palm Beach1,309$56,953

Lake Worth Public Libraries

Lake Worth Public Library
15 NORTH M STREET
Lake Worth, Florida
(561) 533-7354

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Lake Worth Hospitals

Select Specialty Hospital - Palm Beach
(Proprietary)
3060 Melaleuca Lane
(561) 357-7370

Lake Worth Public Schools

Champs At Riviera Beach
8898 Hypoluxo Rd
ZIP: 33421
(561) 633-5023
Panther Run Elementary School
10775 Lake Worth Rd
ZIP: 33449
(561) 804-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Academy For Positive Learning
1200 N Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 33460
(561) 585-6104
Primary
Total Enrollment 132
Barton Elementary School
1700 Barton Rd
ZIP: 33460
(561) 540-9100
Primary
Total Enrollment 901
Highland Elementary School
500 Highland Ave
ZIP: 33460
(561) 202-0500
Primary
Total Enrollment 1023
Hope Learning Community Of Riviera Beach, Inc. Dba Noahs Ark
128 N C St
ZIP: 33460
(561) 586-1993
Primary
Lake Worth High Adult Education Center
1701 Lake Worth Rd
ZIP: 33460
(561) 533-6363
Other
Lake Worth High School
1701 Lake Worth Rd
ZIP: 33460
(561) 533-6300
High
Total Enrollment 2478
North Grade Elementary School
824 N K St
ZIP: 33460
(561) 202-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 753
South Area Secondary Intensive Transition Program
1509 Barton Rd
ZIP: 33460
(561) 202-0600
Other
Total Enrollment 73
South Grade Elementary School
716 S K St
ZIP: 33460
(561) 202-9400
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Jfk Medical Center Charter School
4696 Davis Rd
ZIP: 33461
(561) 868-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Lake Worth Community Middle
1300 Barnett Dr
ZIP: 33461
(561) 540-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1019
Franklin Academy Charter School B
7882 S. Military Trail
ZIP: 33463
(561) 767-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 1273
Hidden Oaks Elementary School
7685 S Military Trl
ZIP: 33463
(561) 804-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Indian Pines Elementary School
6000 Oak Royal Dr
ZIP: 33463
(561) 804-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
Renaissance Charter School At Central Palm
6810 S Military Tr
ZIP: 33463
(561) 737-4073
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Coral Reef Elementary School
6151 Hagen Ranch Rd
ZIP: 33467
(561) 804-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 994
Discovery Key Elementary School
3550 Lyons Rd
ZIP: 33467
(561) 491-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 796
Manatee Elementary School
7001 Charleston Shores Blvd
ZIP: 33467
(561) 357-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 1162
Park Vista Community High School
7900 S Jog Rd
ZIP: 33467
(561) 491-8400
High
Total Enrollment 2953
Park Vista High Adult Education
7900 S Jog Rd
ZIP: 33467
(561) 491-8400
Other
Woodlands Middle School
5200 Lyons Rd
ZIP: 33467
(561) 357-0300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1144

Lake Worth Private Schools

Dibacco School
1123 Crestwood Blvd #4
ZIP: 33460
Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Precious Promise Learning Ctr & Christian Academy
210 N J St
ZIP: 33460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Sacred Heart School
410 N M St
ZIP: 33460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
Unity For Kids
1325 N A St
ZIP: 33460
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Northern Private School
1822 High Ridge Rd
ZIP: 33461
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Potentia Academy
6201 South Military Trail
ZIP: 33463
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
Suncoast Christian Academy
5561 Hypoluxo Rd
ZIP: 33463
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Trinity Christian Academy
7259 S Military Trl
ZIP: 33463
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 506
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Historic Lake Worth

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Cocoanut Grove House between 1880 and 1897

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Cocoanut Grove House between 1880 and 1897

Lake Worth (view of Royal Poinciana Hotel) between 1910 and 1920

Lake Worth and Royal Poinciana between 1900 and 1920

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