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Lake Park, Florida
Location of Lake Park in Palm Beach County, Florida
Location of Lake Park in Palm Beach County, Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Palm Beach
Government
 • Type Manager-council
Area
 • Total 2.44 sq mi (6.31 km2)
 • Land 2.08 sq mi (5.40 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 9,047
 • Density 4,339.09/sq mi (1,675.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33403, 33408, 33410
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-38600
GNIS feature ID 0285268

Lake Park is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,155 at the 2010 census. As of 2018, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 8,605.

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (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, survived the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane and served as a shelter for town residents during the storm.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 470
1940 379 −19.4%
1950 489 29.0%
1960 3,589 633.9%
1970 6,993 94.8%
1980 6,909 −1.2%
1990 6,704 −3.0%
2000 8,721 30.1%
2010 8,155 −6.5%
2020 9,047 10.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Lake Park racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 2,702 29.87%
Black or African American (NH) 4,843 53.53%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 5 0.06%
Asian (NH) 220 2.43%
Some Other Race (NH) 57 0.63%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 282 3.12%
Hispanic or Latino 938 10.37%
Total 9,047

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,047 people, 2,580 households, and 1,699 families residing in the town.

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