Golf, Florida

The Village of Golf is a village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. As of 2018, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 275.[5]

Village of Golf, Florida
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
 • MayorTom Lynch
 • Village ManagerChristine M. Thrower-Skinner, MBA
Area
 • Total0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total252
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
269
 • Density328.05/sq mi (126.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)561
FIPS code12-26550[3]
GNIS feature ID0283160[4]
Websitewww.villageofgolf.org

HistoryEdit

Golf was founded in the 1950s as a planned community on a golf course.[6] As some of the early settlers were originally from Golf, Illinois this was their preference for a name.[7] The village was incorporated in 1957.[6]

GeographyEdit

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).[8]

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

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
196035
19705042.9%
1980110120.0%
1990234112.7%
2000230−1.7%
20102529.6%
2019 (est.)269[2]6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

At the 2000 census there were 230 people, 119 households, and 84 families 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%.[3]

Of the 119 households 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 households were one person and 26.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.93 and the average family size was 2.31.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was in excess of $200,000, as is the median family income . 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.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Golf". Palm Beach Historical Society. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  7. ^ Kleinberg, Eliot (Sep 16, 1987). "A Town By Any Other Name". The Palm Beach Post. pp. D7. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Golf, Florida". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-12-02.

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