Atlantis, Florida

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Atlantis, Florida
City
Location of Atlantis in Palm Beach County, Florida
Location of Atlantis in Palm Beach County, Florida
Coordinates: 26°35′36″N 80°6′16″W / 26.59333°N 80.10444°W / 26.59333; -80.10444Coordinates: 26°35′36″N 80°6′16″W / 26.59333°N 80.10444°W / 26.59333; -80.10444
Country United States
State Florida
County Palm Beach
Incorporated June 19, 1959 (1959-06-19)[1]
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,005
 • Density 1,462.9/sq mi (564.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33462
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-02500[2]
GNIS feature ID 0302714[3]
Website http://www.atlantisfl.gov/

Atlantis is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,005 at the 2000 census.[dated info] According to 2005 census estimates, the city had a population of 2,142.[4]

Geography[edit]

Atlantis is located at 26°35′36″N 80°06′16″W / 26.593296°N 80.104531°W / 26.593296; -80.104531.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2). 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.84%) is water. More precisely, its 834 acres (338 ha) border the Lake Worth Drainage (L-14) Canal on the north, Lantana Road to the south, Military Trail to the west, and Congress Avenue to the east.[1]

History[edit]

The modern history of what became known as the city of Atlantis originates in a ranch called Mulberry Farms, owned by Philip D. Lewis, a former Florida state senator.[1][6] Lewis's Mission Company raised Brahman cattle on the land. In 1958, real estate developers Nathan Hunt and Paul Kintz purchased the land, and began the construction of what became a gated golf and country club community. The residential development, combined with a small amount of adjacent land for commercial use, was incorporated on June 19, 1959.[1][6] Its first council was appointed, consisting of James Kintz as mayor, Nathan Hunt as vice mayor, and councilmen Paul Kintz, Marjorie Hunt and William Blakeslee.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,005 people, 1,024 households, and 677 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,462.9 inhabitants per square mile (565.1/km²). There were 1,140 housing units at an average density of 831.8 per square mile (321.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.11% White (94.6% were Non-Hispanic,)[7] 2.00% Asian, 0.50% African American, 0.20% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 1,024 households out of which 8.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.36.

In the city the population was spread out with 8.6% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 10.8% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 51.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 66 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,019, and the median income for a family was $82,807. Males had a median income of $38,906 versus $47,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,614, among the state's top fifty. About 4.8% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English accounted for 97.94% of all residents, while Spanish was the mother tongue of 2.05% of the population.[8]

As of 2000, Atlantis had the 126th highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 1.70% of the populace.[9] It had the sixteenth highest percentage of Syrian residents in the US, at 1.20% of the city's population,[10] and the tenth highest percentage of Australian residents in the US, at 1.10% of the its population (tied with Mad River, Ohio, Lebanon, Maine and Gilmer, Illinois.)[11]

Economy[edit]

Atlantis is home to JFK Medical Center, site of the first reported case that turned out to be part of the 2001 anthrax attacks. It is adjacent to Palm Beach County Park Airport.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e History of the City of Atlantis from the city's official website. Retrieved on 2012-06-10.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-12.csv
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ a b The History of Atlantis, Florida Real Estate from activerain.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-10.
  7. ^ "Demographics of Atlantis, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  8. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Atlantis, Florida". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Archived from the original on 7 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Syrian Communities". Epodunk.com. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Australian Communities". Epodunk.com. Archived from the original on 7 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  12. ^ 1983 map of Atlantis from the University of South Florida. Retrieved on 2012-06-10.

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