Palm Springs, Florida facts for kids
Village of Palm Springs
Location of Palm Springs, Florida
|• Mayor||Bev Smith|
|• Total||3.5 sq mi (4.3 km2)|
|• Land||2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m)|
|• Density||7,261.1/sq mi (2,803.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0293892|
Palm Springs is located at Palm Beach County. The village is situated adjacent to Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach. According to the United States Census Bureau, Palm Springs has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (3.01%) is water.(26.6359, -080.0936) in east-central
In 1957, Florida House of Representatives Ralph Blank, Jr. of Palm Beach County introduced legislation to establish the village of Palm Springs. The bill passed unanimously and Palm Springs was chartered on July 4, 1957. The town was likely named after the resort city of Palm Springs, California.
According to Palm Beach County, future annexation by the Village will include all areas west to Military Trail from the present boundaries, between Lake Worth Road and north of Forest Hill Boulevard; and all areas east of the present boundaries to Florida Mango Road. This future annexation may increase the Village's population by another 10,000 residents.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,699 people, 5,148 households, and 2,970 families residing in the Palm Springs, Florida. The population density was 7,261.1 inhabitants per square mile (2,805.6/km2). There were 5,919 housing units at an average density of 3,673.7 per square mile (1,419.5/km2). The racial makeup was 84.2% White (65.6% were Non-Hispanic,) 6.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.0% of the population.
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