Palm Springs, Florida

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Village of Palm Springs
Location of Palm Springs, Florida
Location of Palm Springs, Florida
Village of Palm Springs is located in Florida
Village of Palm Springs
Village of Palm Springs
Location of Palm Springs, Florida
Coordinates: 26°38′09″N 080°05′46″W / 26.63583°N 80.09611°W / 26.63583; -80.09611Coordinates: 26°38′09″N 080°05′46″W / 26.63583°N 80.09611°W / 26.63583; -80.09611
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Palm Beach
 • Mayor Bev Smith
 • Total 4.06 sq mi (10.52 km2)
 • Land 4.01 sq mi (10.40 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,928
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 24,051
 • Density 5,990.29/sq mi (2,312.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 33406, 33461
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-54450[3]
GNIS feature ID 0293892[4]

Palm Springs is a village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, situated between Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach. As of the 2010 United States Census, had a population of 18,928.[5] It is a minor city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

It was the 30th incorporated municipality in Palm Beach County, with the establishment charter approved by the Florida Legislature on July 4, 1957. The village name was likely derived from the resort city of Palm Springs, California.


Palm Springs is located at 26°38′09″N 080°05′46″W / 26.63583°N 80.09611°W / 26.63583; -80.09611 (26.6359, -080.0936) in east-central 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.


The village council is composed of five elected officials, a mayor and four members. Of the four other persons on the village council, one serves as vice mayor and another as mayor pro tempore. Twice a month, the village council meets in the Village Hall at 226 Cypress Lane. They are elected on a non-partisan basis for two-year terms. The mayor and the members of district 1 and 3 are elected in odd-numbered years, while districts 2 and 4 are up for election during even-numbered years. Both elections occurred on the first Tuesday in March, followed by a runoff on the fourth Tuesday of March, if a no candidate receives a majority of the vote. The five members of the village council are:[6]

  • Mayor Bev Smith
  • District 1: Doug Gunther
  • District 2: Patti Waller
  • District 3: Liz Shields (Mayor Pro Tempore)
  • District 4: Joni Brinkman (Vice Mayor)

Other local officials include Village Manager Richard Reade, Village Attorney Glen Torcivia, and Village Clerk Kimberly M. Wynn.[6][7]

On the state level, Palm Springs is represented by Dave Silvers (D) of the Florida House of Representatives's 87th district and Lori Berman (D) of the Florida Senate's 31st district. Nationally, the village is served by Lois Frankel (D) of Florida's 21st congressional district and U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D) and Marco Rubio (R).


In 1957, Florida House of Representatives member 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.[8] The village was likely named after the resort city of Palm Springs, California.[9] Originally, the townsite mainly consisted of about 700 acres (280 ha) farmland and a large dairy barn. By August 1958, about 800 homes had been built. Four schools were built in the village and nearby between 1959 and 1970, beginning with Palm Springs Elementary School in September 1959. Construction also began on a nearly 8,000 sq ft (740 m2) village hall, which opened in February 1960.[8]

The village's original boundaries remained unchanged for about four decades. In 1997, the village council adopted a plan for expanding Palm Springs. Under the plan, future annexation included 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. The annexation plan was expected to increase the population of Palm Springs by another 10,000 residents, roughly twice the population in 1997. Also in the late 1990s, the village council began planning to renovate the original municipal complex, which was implemented after residents approved a bond referendum in 1999. A new village hall was opened in July 2003, while a newly renovated library and public safety building were complete in 2004 and 2005. The new complex also includes a water park, an additional playground, a pavilion, and tennis and volleyball courts.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201624,051[2]27.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] 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,)[11] 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.

There were 5,148 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.3% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90. 8.1% of the population is homosexual.

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,026, and the median income for a family was $42,430. Males had a median income of $30,920 versus $26,106 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,763. About 4.9% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 69.9% of all residents, while Spanish accounted for 24.1%, French Creole made up 2.0%, Italian was at 1.1%, German speakers were at 0.9%, French was spoken by 0.8%, Portuguese was at 0.6%, Polish at 0.4%, and Tagalog was a mother tongue for 0.3% of the population.[12]

As of 2000, Palm Springs had the fifty-first-highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 7.6% of the city's populace.[13] It also had the fifty-second-highest percentage of Haitian residents, which was 2.9% (tied with four other areas, including Opa-locka,)[14] and the eighty-first-highest concentration of Colombian residents, which made up 1.9% of the population (tied with West Miami.)[15]


Businesses, concentrated on Congress Avenue and Tenth Avenue North, include several shopping centers, the largest of which are Greenwood and Palm Springs.[8]


Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Palm Springs is served by the School District of Palm Beach County; the district has its headquarters in the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center in Palm Springs.[16][17][18]

The village of Palm Springs is home to three public schools, while other nearby public schools serve students in Palm Springs. The public schools include:

St. Luke's Catholic School, a private school, is located in Palm Springs.[8] The village is also home to G-Star School of the Arts, which is a charter school and the largest high school for acting, animation, and film in the United States.[22]

Public libraries[edit]

The Palm Springs Public Library is located in the Village Government Complex.[23]


State Road 802 (locally known as Lake Worth Road) passes east-west near the southern end of the village. Congress Avenue (designated as State Road 807) is a north-south oriented road close to the eastern boundary of Palm Springs. The far western edges of Palm Springs border Military Trail (designated as State Road 809). State Road 882 (locally known as Forest Hill Boulevard) moves west-east near the village's northern boundary. Two entrance and exit ramps for Interstate 95 are located along state roads 802 and 882, just outside the village limits. Several Palm Tran routes serve Palm Springs.


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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Community Facts - Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community". Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Village Council". The Village of Palm Springs. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Agenda – Village Council Meeting (PDF) (Report). The Village of Palm Springs. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018. 
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  9. ^ Eliot Kleinberg (September 16, 1987). "What's in a name? Lots of history if it's a town". The Palm Beach Post. p. 35. Retrieved July 21, 2018 – via  Free to read
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Demographics of Palm Springs, FL". Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  12. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Palm Springs, Florida". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  13. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  14. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  15. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  16. ^ "Welcome to the School District of Palm Beach County." School District of Palm Beach County. Retrieved on March 28, 2010. "Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center 3300 Forest Hill Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33406."
  17. ^ "2006 Districting Map Archived 2009-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.." Palm Springs. Retrieved on March 29, 2010.
  18. ^ "Districting Map Archived 2009-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.." Palm Springs. Retrieved on March 29, 2010.
  19. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Boundaries SY2018–19" (PDF). School District of Palm Beach County. 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018. 
  20. ^ "Middle School Attendance Boundaries SY2018–19" (PDF). School District of Palm Beach County. 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018. 
  21. ^ "High School Attendance Boundaries SY2018–19" (PDF). School District of Palm Beach County. 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018. 
  22. ^ "What makes G-Star so different from the high school my child is zoned to attend next year?". G-Star School of the Arts. Retrieved August 27, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Hours and Location." Palm Springs Public Library. Retrieved on March 29, 2010.

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