Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County in the US state of Florida. At the 2010 Census it had a population of 55,156 and a population density of 915.79 people per square kilometer. Jupiter is well known for its beaches. It is often called "beach town" and has become an important tourist hub. Many celebrities have homes in Jupiter, Florida.
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Location in Palm Beach County in Florida
Location in Florida in USA.
|Coordinates||26°55′34″N 80°06′18″W / 26.9261111111111, -80.105 Coordinates: 26°55′34″N 80°06′18″W / 26.9261111111111, -80.105|
|・ Country||United States|
|・ County||Palm Beach|
|Mayor||Karen J. Golonka|
|Foundation||February 9, 1925|
|・ Total||60.23 km²|
|・ Land||55.6 km²|
|・ Water||(7.69%) 4.63 km²|
|・ Average||2 m sec. n. m.|
|・ Total||55,156 rooms.|
|・ Density||915.79 hab/km²|
|Time zone||This one: UTC-5|
|・ in summer||UTC-4|
The area where the village now sits was originally called Hobe an indigenous tribe that lived at the mouth of the Loxahatchee River, and whose name is also preserved in the nearby Hobe Sound. A map maker misunderstood how the Spanish word 'Jobe' of the Indian name 'Hobe' was written and wrote it as 'Jove'. Subsequently, the map-makers misunderstood what the Latin translation of the god Jupiter was, and they anglicized Jove's name to 'Jupiter.' The Roman god Jupiter (or Zeus of Greek mythology) is the king Roman god, Juno's husband, and god of light, heaven and climate, and of the state, its well-being and its laws. The village inspired the neighboring village to call itself "Juno Beach".
The most famous landmark in the village is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, completed in 1860. Built from bricks, it was painted red in 1910 due to discoloration caused by humidity. Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 tore the paint from the top, and the tower was repainted using potassium silicate minerals. The lighthouse is often used as the symbol of Jupiter.
Jupiter is located at coordinates 26°55′17″N 80°6′36″W / 26.92139, -80.11000 . According to the United States Census Bureau, Jupiter has a total area of 60,23 km², of which 55,6 km² is land and 4,63 km² is water (7,69%).
According to the 2010 census, there were 55,156 people residing in Jupiter. Population density was 915.79 inhabitants/km². Of the 55,156 inhabitants, Jupiter was composed of 90.6% white, 1.54% African American, 0.52% Amerindian, 2% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islanders, 3.58% were other races, and 1.71% were from two or more races. Of the total population, 12.68% were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.
In the 2000 census, the people's per capita income was $54,945, and per capita income was $64,873. Men had an average income of $44,883 versus $33,514 for women. Per capita income for the people was $35,088, 4.8% of the population and 3.0% of families were below the poverty line.
As of 2000, English was spoken as the first language for 88.47% of residents, while Spanish was spoken by 7.17% and Italian by 1.66% of the population.
it is also the 102nd place in the country with the highest percentage of guatemalans, with 1.09% of the population (along with Calverton).
The population of Jupiter is supplied by two secondary schools, Jupiter Community High School located in Jupiter and William T. Dwyer High School, located in Palm Beach Gardens.
The Palm Beach County School District runs public schools.
The Palm Beach County Library System manages public libraries.
The following list includes people born in Jupiter, who lived or currently live in Jupiter.
- Robert Allenby: professional Australian golfer at the PGA Tour.
- Tori Amos: singer and songwriter.
- Rick Ankiel: Major League Baseball baseball player.
- Céline Dion: Canadian singer, Grammy Award winner.
- Julie Dubela: singer
- Ernie Els: South African professional golfer.
- Hermes Franca: brazilian professional fighter of the UFC.
- Bryant Gumbel: presenter.
- Jack Hanna: zoologist.
- F. Ross Johnson: businessman, former director of RJR Nabisco.
- Michael Jordan: NBA professional basketball player and Hall of Fame member.
- Jamie Lovemark: PGA Tour professional golfer.
- Jesper Parnevik: PGA Tour Swedish golfer.
- Burt Reynolds: Smokey and the Bandit Actor and Deliverance.
- Mike Schmidt: professional baseball player in Hall of Fame.
- Dara Torres: swimmer and five gold medalist winner at the Olympics.
- Charles Vanik: former Democratic congressman of the state of Ohio.
- Camilo Villegas: professional colombian golfer of the PGA Tour.
- Brett Wetterich: american professional PGA Tour golfer.
- Tiger Woods: PGA Tour professional golfer.
- Dillion Harper: pornographic actress.