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Tequesta, Florida - Basic Facts

The Village of Tequesta is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Palm Beach County at latitude 26.9649 and longitude -80.1132. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Tequesta, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tequesta, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tequesta indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Tequesta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles.

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Tequesta, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,632
Population in Households 5,632
Population in Familes 4,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,087
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,620
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,652
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,054 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 566 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 643 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $279,089
Average Home Value $399,001


Median Household Income $61,366
Average Household Income $90,167
Per Capita Income $40,694
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.01% 0.61%
Households 0.0% 0.59%
Families 0.23% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Tequesta, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tequesta to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 428 54th
Population Density1 # 234 75th
Diversity Index2 # 769 17th
Median Household Income # 146 84th
Per Capita Income # 108 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.