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Gulf Stream, Florida
Location of Gulf Stream, Florida
Location of Gulf Stream, Florida
Coordinates: 26°29′25″N 80°3′40″W / 26.49028°N 80.06111°W / 26.49028; -80.06111Coordinates: 26°29′25″N 80°3′40″W / 26.49028°N 80.06111°W / 26.49028; -80.06111
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Palm Beach
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.32 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.03 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total 954
 • Density 1,215.29/sq mi (469.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-28275
GNIS feature ID 0283500

Gulf Stream is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 786 at the 2010 census. Gulf Stream ranked as the eleventh highest-income place in the United States. As of 2018, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 880.


Gulf Stream was founded in the 1920s as a planned community centered on the Gulf Stream County Club. The town takes its name from the Gulf Stream, a warm Atlantic Ocean current. Gulf Stream was incorporated in 1925. Gulf Stream School, a private co-educational school located in Gulf Stream, was founded in 1938. The school is open from Montessori 3s through to 8th grade.


Gulf Stream is located at 26°29′25″N 80°3′40″W / 26.49028°N 80.06111°W / 26.49028; -80.06111 (26.490317, -80.061110).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (9.64%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 93
1950 163 75.3%
1960 176 8.0%
1970 408 131.8%
1980 475 16.4%
1990 690 45.3%
2000 716 3.8%
2010 786 9.8%
2020 954 21.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 716 people, 340 households, and 222 families residing in the town. The population density was 953.7 inhabitants per square mile (368.6/km2). There were 625 housing units at an average density of 832.5 per square mile (321.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.39% White (93.2% were Non-Hispanic White,) 0.98% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 1.12% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.93% of the population.

There were 340 households, out of which 16.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.55.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 14.9% under the age of 18, 1.7% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 38.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $146,985, and the median income for a family was $186,777. Males had a median income of $78,045 versus $40,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $133,651. About 2.5% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, none under age 18 and just 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English spoken as a first language accounted for 97.54% of all residents, while the mother tongue of Spanish made up 2.45% of the population.

Notable people

  • Andrew N. "Drew" Baur, co-owner, treasurer, and member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Cardinals (1996-Feb. 20, 2011)
  • Christopher O'Hare, artist and sculptor
  • Kevin Anderson, professional tennis player
  • Tomas Maier, fashion designer and creative director of Bottega Veneta
  • Robert Craft, conductor and musicologist
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