Tequesta is an incorporated village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,273 at the 2000 census. It is the northernmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area, which in 2007 had an estimated population of 5,413,212. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2004 estimates, the village had a population of 5,828.
Tequesta is located at 26°57?39?N 80°5?48?W (26.960867, -80.096620).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²). 4.5 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (20.81%) is water.
Most of the village is located on the mainland but parts of the village are on Jupiter Island, with small sections both north and south of the unincorporated, county-owned Coral Cove Park.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,273 people, 2,344 households, and 1,521 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,163.4/km² (3,013.9/mi²). There were 2,834 housing units at an average density of 625.3/km² (1,619.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.97% White (95.8% were Non-Hispanic White,) 0.47% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population.
There were 2,344 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.75.
In the village the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $58,825, and the median income for a family was $72,683. Males had a median income of $51,563 versus $31,855 for females. The per capita income for the village was $34,974. About 1.6% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Joe Namath – Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback
- Ken Kandefer – Pro Adventure Racer & outdoor writer
- Tom Rooney – Representative for Florida’s 16th congressional district
- Ryan Berube – Olympic Gold Medalist -1996 4x200m Freestyle