Greenacres, Florida

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Greenacres, Florida
City
City of Greenacres
Flag of Greenacres, Florida
Flag
Motto: "A Good Place to Live"[1] and "Celebrating Community Spirit"[2][3]
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 of America
State  Florida
County Flag of Palm Beach County, Florida.png Palm Beach
Incorporated May 24, 1926[4]
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Samuel J. Ferreri
 • Deputy Mayor Jonathan G. Pearce[5]
 • Councilmembers Paula Bousquet, Judith Dugo, Peter A. Noble, and Lisa M. Rivera
 • City Manager Wadie Atallah
 • City Clerk Denise McGrew
Area
 • Total 5.79 sq mi (14.99 km2)
 • Land 5.79 sq mi (14.99 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010 [6])
 • Total 37,573
 • Density 6,487.5/sq mi (2,504.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33400-33499
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-27322[7]
Website http://www.ci.greenacres.fl.us/

Greenacres is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 27,569 at the 2000 census. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 37,573.[8]

History[edit]

Greenacres was founded by Lawrence Carter Swain and incorporated as a city in 1926. Originally 320 acres, Swain specifically created the city for the working and middle class. Swain Boulevard and L.C. Swain Middle School are named in his honor.[9] The name Greenacres was the winning entry in a local naming contest.[10]

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).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.79 square miles (15.0 km2).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 329
1940 304 −7.6%
1950 531 74.7%
1960 1,026 93.2%
1970 1,731 68.7%
1980 8,780 407.2%
1990 18,683 112.8%
2000 27,569 47.6%
2010 37,573 36.3%
Est. 2014 39,157 [12] 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
Greenacres demographics
2010 Census Greenacres Palm Beach County Florida
Total population 37,573 1,320,134 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +36.3% +16.7% +17.6%
Population density 6,487.5/sq mi 670.2/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 67.0% 73.5% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 40.8% 60.1% 57.9%
Black or African-American 17.0% 17.3% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 38.3% 19.0% 22.5%
Asian 3.0% 2.4% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 3.2% 2.3% 2.5%
Some Other Race 9.0% 3.9% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 17,249 households out of which 16.6% were vacant. As of 2000, 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.

In 2000, 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.

In 2000, 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.

As of 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.[14]

As of 2000, Greenacres had the ninety-ninth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 2.41% of the populace (tied with Forest, Mississippi,)[15] and the ninety-seventh highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.67% of the city's population.[16]

Education[edit]

Public Elementary Schools

  • Cholee Lake Elementary
  • Diamond View Elementary
  • Greenacres Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Liberty Park Elementary

Public Middle Schools

  • L.C Swain Middle School
  • Okeeheelee Middle School
  • Tradewinds Middle School

Public High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greenacres: A Good Place to Live (on the city seal)". web.achive.org. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Greenacres: Celebrating Community Spirit (80 Years 1926-2006)". web.achive.org. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Greenacres: Celebrating Community Spirit (75 Years 1926-2001)". web.achive.org. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "City of Greenacres: Former Mayors" (PDF). www.ci.greenacres.fl.us. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Greenacres appoints Jonathan Pearce deputy mayor". Palm Beach Post by Kevin D. Thompson on April 23, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1227322.html
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Greenacres". Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Kleinberg, Eliot (Sep 16, 1987). "A Town By Any Other Name". The Palm Beach Post. pp. D1. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Greenacres, Florida". Modern Language Association. Retrieved November 20, 2007. 
  15. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 20, 2007. 
  16. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 20, 2007. 

External links[edit]

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