Golf, Florida

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Village of Golf, Florida
Village
Location of Village of Golf, Florida
Location of Village of Golf, Florida
Coordinates: 26°30′15″N 80°6′17″W / 26.50417°N 80.10472°W / 26.50417; -80.10472Coordinates: 26°30′15″N 80°6′17″W / 26.50417°N 80.10472°W / 26.50417; -80.10472
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Palm Beach
Government
 • Mayor Tom Lynch
 • Public Safety Department Chief Rick A. Shifley
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 260
 • Density 277.2/sq mi (107.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-26550[1]
GNIS feature ID 0283160[2]

The Village of Golf is a village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 260 at the 2010 census, and ranked as the 4th highest-income place in the United States. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 238.[3]

History[edit]

Golf was founded in the 1950s as a planned community on golf course.[4] A share of the early settlers being natives of Golf, Illinois supposedly caused the name to be selected.[5] The village was incorporated in 1957.[4]

Geography[edit]

Village of Golf is located at 26°30′15″N 80°6′17″W / 26.50417°N 80.10472°W / 26.50417; -80.10472 (26.504264, -80.104759).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2). 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 1.19% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 35
1970 50 42.9%
1980 110 120.0%
1990 234 112.7%
2000 230 −1.7%
2010 252 9.6%
Est. 2014 266 [7] 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 230 people, 119 households, and 84 families residing in the village. The population density was 277.2 inhabitants per square mile (107.0/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 176.0 per square mile (67.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.39% White, 0.87% African American, 1.74% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17% of the population.

There were 119 households out of which 9.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 1.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.93 and the average family size was 2.31.

In the village the population was spread out with 9.1% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 6.1% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 55.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 67 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was in excess of $200,000, as is the median income for a family. Males had a median income of over $100,000 versus $50,833 for females. The per capita income for the village was $144,956. None of the families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line. No one under 18 below poverty, and 3.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

As of 2000, English as a first language accounted for 100% of the population. It, as well as Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, and Jupiter Inlet Colony were the only municipalities in Palm Beach county with all residents having the mother tongue of English.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2004-04-12.xls
  4. ^ a b "Golf". Palm Beach Historical Society. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Kleinberg, Eliot (Sep 16, 1987). "A Town By Any Other Name". The Palm Beach Post. pp. D7. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Golf, Florida". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 

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