Palm Beach Shores is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,269 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 1,511.
The town occupies the southern tip of Singer Island. It borders the City of Riviera Beach, Florida on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Lake Worth Lagoon on the west. On the south, the Lake Worth Inlet separates it from Palm Beach. Within the town lies the state of Florida’s most eastern point.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²). 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (34.21%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,269 people, 697 households, and 322 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,959.9/km² (5,010.5/mi²). There were 1,171 housing units at an average density of 1,808.5/km² (4,623.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.13% White (of which 88% were Non-Hispanic Whites,) 9.06% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.
There were 697 households out of which 8.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.8% were non-families. 44.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.52. In the town the population was spread out with 11.3% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 33.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $47,262, and the median income for a family was $60,833. Males had a median income of $34,107 versus $31,944 for females. The per capita income for the town was $40,612. About 1.9% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over. As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 91.10% of all residents, while Spanish accounted for 5.61%, Russian made up 1.20%, French and Italian were at 0.86%, and German as a mother tongue was at 0.34% of the population. As of 2000, Palm Beach Shores had the twentieth highest percentage of Canadian residents in the United States, making up 1.70% of the total population (which tied with Ocean Ridge, FL and twenty-eight other areas in the US.)
Singer Island Health & Fitness
- John D. MacArthur Insurance & real estate magnate & Philanthropist
- Catherine T. MacArthur Philanthropist
- See also John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Singer Island is located in the east central region of Palm Beach County, Florida. It is part of Riviera Beach, in the South Florida metropolitan area. The latitude of Singer Island is 26.784N. The longitude is -80.037W, the easternmost point of Florida. It is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT). Singer Island is actually a peninsula and not an island. It was connected to Palm Beach island before the Palm Beach inlet was created. Named after the Singer Sewing Machine founder, Singer Island has parks, marinas, hiking and bike paths, as well as 47 miles (75.6 km) of sparkling white sand beaches that has been considered one of the top five beaches in Palm Beach County. Other attractions in the county include a drive-through safari, a zoo, science museum, boat rides, and citrus grove trolley rides. In addition, Singer Island is located 3 miles (4.8 km) from North Palm Beach, 5.4 miles (8.7 km) from West Palm Beach, 5.4 miles (8.7 km) from Palm Beach Gardens, 6.2 miles (10.0 km) from Juno Beach, and 10.6 miles (17.1 km) from Jupiter. It is said that Singer Island was originally purchased by its namesake as a gift for his mistress, who reportedly did not like it. Today it is a picturesque, upscale and pristine living place for thousands of condo owners. The tallest of these is the 42-story “Tiara,” which was severely damaged by several hurricanes since 2004 and was still closed for repairs three years later. Singer Island is home to professional golfer Michelle McGann, a longtime Singer Island resident. Singer Island is also home to rocker and E Street band member Clarence Clemons.