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A Taste of Lake Worth, Florida

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT LAKE WORTH?

  1. Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, which takes its name from the body of water along its eastern border, originally called "Lake Worth", and now generally known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. The lake itself was named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the last part of the Second Seminole War. As of 2010, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 34,910.

  2. The city's first settlers were Samuel and Fannie James, an African American couple and ex-slaves, known as the Black Diamonds, who settled on the shores of the Lake Worth Lagoon in 1883, as recorded on stone monument located at the northwest corner of Lucerne Avenue and J Street. The couple made a claim for their land under the Homestead Act in 1883 and received a receipt for their claim on February 1, 1887. Their holdings, which doubled over time and came to include the area between Lake Aveune, 12th Avenue South, the FEC tracks and the Lake Worth Lagoon, were subsequently sold to the Palm Beach Farms Co. in 1910.

  3. The initial name for the post office was Jewel (sometimes spelled Jewell). Fannie James was the first postmaster. The post office was located in a small dry good shop which the couple operated to serve the lake traffic which connected the small pioneer homesteads located along the banks of the Lake Worth Lagoon. Area pioneers report that Jewell was included as a stop on the route of the Barefoot mailman via the Celestial Railroad by July 1889.

  4. Lake Worth boasts the second largest Finnish diaspora as a percentage of total population in the world. In addition, Lake Worth has a large population of new immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, though the downtown area has become increasingly gentrified in recent years. Some of South Florida's most attractive architecture can be found in College Park, an affluent neighborhood in the northeast corner of the city. The festival is an annual fundraiser which supports an array of social services for low to moderate income individuals and families.

  5. The median income for a household in the city was $30,034, and the median income for a family was $35,374.

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WUUB 106.3 FM Jupiter, FL Sports
WMEN 640 AM Royal Palm Beach, FL Sports
WEFL 760 AM Tequesta, FL Sports
WSVU 960 AM North Palm Beach, FL Nostalgia
WBZT 1230 AM West Palm Beach, FL News/Talk

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Demographics of Lake Worth, Florida

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

38.1%

18.9%

5.6%

1.0%

39.6%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Lake Worth, Florida


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Pacinos The Remix Barber Shop -  Category: Black Barber -   - 4469 South Congress Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33461 (561) 318-5177

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Absolute Insurance -  Category: Insurance -   Absolute Insurance, Inc. in Lake Worth, FL is a personal lines insurance agency that strives to make shopping for insurance simple and affordable.   - 521 Lake Ave Lake Worth, Florida (561) 586-9192  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Alberte's Restaurant -  Category: Cajun & Creole/Soul Food Restaurants - 4595 S.Military Trail hypoluxo Rd., Lake Worth, FL. (561) 649-6766   - (visit website)

  2. Mississippi Sweets Bbq -  Category: Southern, Barbecue - 6604 Hypoluxo Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561) 432-8555

  3. Park Avenue Bbq & Grille -  Category: Southern, Barbecue - 2401 N Dixie Hwy Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561) 586-7427

  4. Sheila's Famous BBQ -  Category: BBQ/Conch Restaurants - 406 Southern Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33405 (561) 951-2723

  5. Ugly Coyote Country Western -  Category: Southern - 7306 Lake Worth Rd Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561) 963-5505

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CHURCHES



  1. Goshen Church of God In Christ -  606 N F Street Lake Worth, FL 33460-2924 (561) 582-7114

  2. Grant Chapel AME Church -  1616 Douglas St S Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561) 547-1023   - (visit website)

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