Jensen Beach, Florida

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Jensen Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,100 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.0 km2), of which 7.2 square miles (18.6 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) is water.

Ocean Breeze Park is an incorporated town located within unincorporated Jensen Beach.

Waveland was the original name for the area from Crossroads Hill (south of N.E. Center Street) south to the tip of Sewall's Point and west to Warner Creek.

"Jensen" originally meant the area immediately adjacent to today's Downtown Jensen Beach.

Jensen Beach is a part of the Treasure Coast which derives its name from the ships that wrecked during the 17th century because of coral reefs in the shallow waters. Artifacts and treasures from these ships of Spanish origin can still be discovered today.

The Skyline Drive area is among the highest points in south Florida.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,100 people, 5,059 households, and 3,025 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,531.8 per square mile (591.4 /km2). There were 5,805 housing units at an average density of 801.1 per square mile (309.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.80% White, 2.25% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.77% of the population.

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