Greenacres, Florida

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Greenacres, Florida
City
Location of Greenacres, Florida
Location of Greenacres, Florida
Coordinates: 26°37′41″N 80°8′7″W / 26.62806°N 80.13528°W / 26.62806; -80.13528Coordinates: 26°37′41″N 80°8′7″W / 26.62806°N 80.13528°W / 26.62806; -80.13528
Country United States
State Florida
County Palm Beach
Area
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 27,569
 • Density 5,917.6/sq mi (2,284.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33400-33499
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-27322[1]
Website http://www.ci.greenacres.fl.us/
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Greenacres is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 27,569 at the 2000 census. In 2004, the estimated population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 32,019.[2]

Geography[edit]

Greenacres is located at 26°37′41″N 80°8′7″W / 26.62806°N 80.13528°W / 26.62806; -80.13528 (26.628045, -80.135389).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2). 4.7 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.21% is water.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census,[1] there were 27,569 people, 12,059 households and 7,585 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,917.6 per square mile (2,284.2/km²). There were 14,153 housing units at an average density of 3,037.9 per square mile (1,172.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.21% White (69.2% were Non-Hispanic White,)[4] 6.49% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.61% from other races, and 2.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.25% of the population.

There were 12,059 households of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.80.

20.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median household income was $36,941 and the median family income was $41,250. Males had a median income of $30,207 compared with $25,141 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,298. About 5.0% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

In 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 73.64% of all residents, while Spanish accounted for 21.02%, Italian for 1.69%, French Creole made up 1.09%, German was at 0.71%, and French was the mother tongue for 0.45% of the population.[5]

Greenacres had the ninety-ninth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 2.41% of the populace (tied with Forest, Mississippi,)[6] and the ninety-seventh highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.67% of the city's population.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2004-04-12.xls
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Demographics of Greenacres, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved November 20, 2007. 
  5. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Greenacres, Florida". Modern Language Association. Retrieved November 20, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 20, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 20, 2007. 

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