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Overview

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 1950s, 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population61,371
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+28,834
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.5%
Median Earnings25+$44,724
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,117
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,640

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,921
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone17.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,551
Median House Value$327,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31%
German11.4%
Irish11.2%
Italian11%
West Indian7.5%
English5.7%
Polish4.4%
Jamaican3.7%
Haitian3.1%
Russian2.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
African1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Arab1%
Swedish0.9%
Lebanese0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Australian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Bermudan0.1%
South African0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
US/American0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Wellington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33414, 33449, 33467, 33470, 33411
P.O. Box Zip Codes33421
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.65
Approximate Longitude-80.25

Wellington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOXAHATCHEE
Distance2.3 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
StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance8.9 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
Distance38.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantis2,239$90,938
Greenacres39,190$50,861
Haverhill1,984$66,250
Lake Clarke Shores3,517$78,590
Palm Springs23,592$37,656
Royal Palm Beach36,829$73,654

Wellington Hospitals

Wellington Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
10101 Forest Hill Blvd
(561) 798-8500

Wellington Public Schools

Palm Beach Central High Adult Education
8499 Forest Hill Blvd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 304-1000
Other
Palm Beach Central High School
8499 Forest Hill Blvd
ZIP: 33411
(561) 304-1000
High
Total Enrollment 2953
Binks Forest Elementary School
15101 Bent Creek Rd
ZIP: 33414
(561) 904-9800
Primary
Total Enrollment 1015
Eagle Arts Academy
1100 Wellington Trace
ZIP: 33414
(561) 412-4087
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Elbridge Gale Elementary School
1915 Royal Fern Dr
ZIP: 33414
(561) 422-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 997
Emerald Cove Middle School
9950 Stribling Way
ZIP: 33414
(561) 803-8000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1223
Equestrian Trails Elementary
9720 Stribling Way
ZIP: 33414
(561) 904-9600
Primary
Total Enrollment 818
New Horizons Elementary School
13900 Greenbriar Blvd
ZIP: 33414
(561) 651-0500
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Renaissance Charter School At Wellington
3200 S State Road 7
ZIP: 33414
(561) 472-5412
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Wellington Elementary School
13000 Paddock Dr
ZIP: 33414
(561) 651-0600
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Wellington High Adult Education Center
2101 Greenview Shores Blvd
ZIP: 33414
(561) 795-4910
Other
Wellington High School
2101 Greenview Shores Blvd
ZIP: 33414
(561) 795-4900
High
Total Enrollment 2382
Wellington Landings Middle
1100 Aero Club Dr
ZIP: 33414
(561) 792-8100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1017
Polo Park Middle School
11901 Lake Worth Rd
ZIP: 33449
(561) 333-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 816

Wellington Private Schools

Education Place
12785 Forest Hill Blvd Ste E
ZIP: 33414
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Score At The Top Learning Center - Wellington
12008 Southshore Blvd Ste 105
ZIP: 33414
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 84
St David's-in-the Pines Episcopal School
465 Forest Hill Blvd
ZIP: 33414
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Wellington Christian School
1000 Wellington Trce
ZIP: 33414
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 415
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