Tequesta, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tequesta, Florida - Basic Facts

The Village of Tequesta had a population of 5,835 as of July 1, 2016. Tequesta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tequesta is located at latitude 26.9649 and longitude -80.1132 in Palm Beach County. 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. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Village of Tequesta (GNIS ID: 2407560) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of Tequesta is located within Jupiter CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tequesta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tequesta, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,835
Population in Households 5,835
Population in Familes 4,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,181
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,686
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,693
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,095 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 591 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 625 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $349,148
Average Home Value $471,944


Median Household Income $63,971
Average Household Income $94,767
Per Capita Income $42,233
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.91%
Households 0.39% 0.76%
Families 0.54% 0.68%
Median Household Income   3.97%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 424 54th
Population Density1 # 233 75th
Diversity Index2 # 754 18th
Median Household Income # 158 83rd
Per Capita Income # 117 87th

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