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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. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,016
Male Share of the Population52.9%
Female Share of the Population47.1%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+5,100
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married38%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,329
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,233
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,199

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,200
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$943
Median House Value$150,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.4%
West Indian18.4%
Haitian17.5%
German13%
Irish11.5%
English11.4%
Italian5.9%
Finnish4.3%
Polish3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Welsh1.6%
Canadian1.6%
Swedish1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Russian1.1%
African0.8%
Arab0.8%
Brazilian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
US/American0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
South African0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Lantana Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33460, 33462
P.O. Box Zip Codes33465
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.61
Approximate Longitude-80.05

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)

StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance7.3 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
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance34.9 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
Distance54 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
Hypoluxo2,689$78,971
Lake Worth36,838$40,559
Manalapan270$246,250
Ocean Ridge1,627$136,528
South Palm Beach1,309$56,953

Lantana Public Libraries

Lantana Public Library
205 WEST OCEAN AVENUE
Lantana, Florida
(561) 540-5740

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Lantana Public Schools

Santaluces Community High
6880 Lawrence Rd
ZIP: 33462
(561) 642-6200
High
Total Enrollment 2450
Lantana Middle School
1225 W Drew St
ZIP: 33462
(561) 540-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 858
Royal Palm School
6650 Lawrence Rd
ZIP: 33462
(561) 357-1900
Other
Total Enrollment 435
Starlight Cove Elementary School
6300 Seminole Dr
ZIP: 33462
(561) 804-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 884
Santaluces High Adult Education Center
6880 Lawrence Rd
ZIP: 33462
(561) 642-6212
Other
Lantana Middle Adult Education Center
1225 W Drew St
ZIP: 33462
(561) 533-6382
Other
Palm Beach Maritime Academy High School
600 S East Coast Ave
ZIP: 33462
(561) 578-5700
High
Total Enrollment 63
Ed Venture Charter School
113 East Coast Ave
ZIP: 33462
(561) 582-0650
High
Total Enrollment 90
Lantana Elementary School
710 W Ocean Ave
ZIP: 33462
(561) 202-0300
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Palm Beach School For Autism
8480 Lantana Rd
ZIP: 33467
(561) 533-9917
Other
Total Enrollment 254

Lantana Private Schools

Kentwood Preparatory School
6210 S Congress Ave Ste D4
ZIP: 33462
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 108
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