Jupiter Island, Florida

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Jupiter Island is a town on the barrier island of Jupiter Island in Martin County, Florida, United States. It has no post office and all mail comes from Hobe Sound on the mainland. The population was 620 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2004, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 653.[3] Some of the wealthiest people in the United States live in Jupiter Island; it has the second highest per capita income of any inhabited place in the country.

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Geography

Jupiter Island is located at 27°3′26″N 80°6′49″W / 27.05722°N 80.11361°W / 27.05722; -80.11361 (27.057287, -80.113616).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (24.86%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 620 people, 285 households, and 190 families residing in the town. The population density was 228.0 people per square mile (88.0/km²). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 181.7/sq mi (70.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.35% White, 1.29% African American, 0.16% Asian, 2.42% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.32% of the population.

There were 285 households, of which 8.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 0.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.4% of households were made up of individuals; 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.30.

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