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Haverhill, Florida
Location of Haverhill, Florida
Location of Haverhill, Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Palm Beach
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,454
 • Density 2,534.7/sq mi (978.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-29200
GNIS feature ID 0283819

Haverhill is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,454 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,620.


Haverhill was incorporated in 1950. A share of the first settlers being natives of Haverhill, Massachusetts caused the name to be selected.


Haverhill is located at 26°41′25″N 80°7′15″W / 26.69028°N 80.12083°W / 26.69028; -80.12083 (26.690310, -80.120913).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 442
1970 1,034 133.9%
1980 1,249 20.8%
1990 1,058 −15.3%
2000 1,454 37.4%
2010 1,873 28.8%
Est. 2015 2,025 8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,454 people, 537 households, and 392 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,534.7 inhabitants per square mile (984.9/km²). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 955.3 per square mile (371.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.95% White (of which 64.9% were Non-Hispanic White,) 12.38% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 4.68% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.70% of the population.

There were 537 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,652, and the median income for a family was $53,167. Males had a median income of $31,100 versus $28,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,503. About 6.3% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 77.93% of all residents, while Spanish as a mother tongue made up 22.06% of the population.

As of 2000, Haverhill had the fifty-eighth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 6.63% of the populace. It also had the forty-second highest percentage of Jamaican residents in the US, at 3.10% of the town's population.

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