Lake Park, Florida

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Lake Park is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,721 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 9,080.[3]

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Geography

Lake Park is located at 26°48′1″N 80°3′51″W / 26.80028°N 80.06417°W / 26.80028; -80.06417 (26.800389, -80.064237)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.1 km² (2.3 mi²). 5.6 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (7.66%) is water.

History

Kelsey City now known as Lake Park was the first zoned municipality in the State of Florida. It was designed and planned by Dr. John Nolan of Boston, Massachusetts, and the Olmsted Brothers, the landscaping firm of Frederick Law Olmsted's sons, Frederick Jr and John Charles. Since then, the boundaries of Lake Park have expanded to 2.35 square miles (6.1 km2) of residential, business, industrial and mixed-use land. The Lake Park Town Hall, constructed in 1927 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, not only survived the 1928 hurricane but served as a shelter for Town residents during the storm.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,721 people, 3,346 households, and 2,024 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,551.7/km² (4,018.8/mi²). There were 3,650 housing units at an average density of 649.4/km² (1,682.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 41.26% White (38% were Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 48.80% African American, 0.34% Native American, 2.89% Asian, 1.27% from other races, and 5.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.80% of the population.

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