Tequesta, Florida

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Tequesta is an incorporated village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,273 at the 2000 census. It is the northernmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area, which in 2007 had an estimated population of 5,413,212. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the village had a population of 5,828.



Tequesta is located at 26°57′39″N 80°5′48″W / 26.96083°N 80.09667°W / 26.96083; -80.09667 (26.960867, -80.096620)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²). 4.5 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (20.81%) is water.

Most of the village is located on the mainland but parts of the village are on Jupiter Island, with small sections both north and south of the unincorporated, county-owned Coral Cove Park.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,273 people, 2,344 households, and 1,521 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,163.4/km² (3,013.9/mi²). There were 2,834 housing units at an average density of 625.3/km² (1,619.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.97% White (95.8% were Non-Hispanic White,)[4] 0.47% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population.

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