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Lake Worth
Palm Beach County, Florida

ZipCodes
33460, 33461, 33467

Motto
Where the Tropics Begin



Page Contents for Lake Worth, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Lake Worth is approximately 36,342 2005, 34910 2010.
The approximate number of families is 15,861 2000, 12958 2010.
The amount of land area in Lake Worth is 14.544 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lake Worth is 5.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.108 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lake Worth to Washington DC is 866 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 370 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lake Worth is positioned 26.61 degrees north of the equator and 80.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lake Worth elevation is 19 feet above sea level.
Lake Worth median income is $ 30,034 2000.
The Lake Worth median home price is $ 81,800 2000.

Location

in southeastern Florida about six miles from West Palm Beach. Other nearby communities include Lake Clarke Shores, South Palm Beach, Lantana, Palm Springs, Lake Worth Corridor, Atlantis, Seminole Manor and Glen Ridge.
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History & History Related Items

First known as Jewel, the site was sold by Fannie James in 1911 to a development company. The name was changed to Lucerne in January 1912 when lots were given away free to those who bought tracts of land in Greenacres City. The free lots proved to be so popular that a post office became necessary here. Because there was already a Lucerne in Florida, the name was changed to Lake Worth.

Here is a nice history page for Lake Worth.
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The incorporation of Lake Worth

1913


Lake Worth City Government

City of Lake Worth
Lake Worth

Miscellany

The population of Lake Worth was:
1990 - 28,564
2000 - 35,133
2005 - 36,342

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