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Atlantis, Florida
Location of Atlantis in Palm Beach County, Florida
Location of Atlantis in Palm Beach County, Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Palm Beach
Incorporated June 19, 1959 (1959-06-19)
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,005
 • Density 1,462.9/sq mi (564.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33462
Area code(s) 561
FIPS code 12-02500
GNIS feature ID 0302714

Atlantis is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. According to 2005 census estimates, the city had a population of 2,142. The city was named after the legendary island of Atlantis.


Atlantis is located at 26°35′36″N 80°06′16″W / 26.593296°N 80.104531°W / 26.593296; -80.104531.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (2.84%) is water. It 834 acres (338 ha) borders the Lake Worth Drainage (L-14) Canal on the north, Lantana Road to the south, Military Trail to the west and Congress Avenue to the east.


The modern history of what became known as the city of Atlantis originates in a ranch called Mulberry Farms, owned by Philip D. Lewis, a former Florida state senator. Lewis's Mission Company raised Brahman cattle on the land. In 1958, real estate developers Nathan Hunt and Paul Kintz purchased the land, and began the construction of what became a gated golf and country club community. The residential development, combined with a small amount of adjacent land for commercial use, was incorporated on June 19, 1959. Its first council was appointed, consisting of James Kintz as mayor, Nathan Hunt as vice mayor, and councilmen Paul Kintz, Marjorie Hunt and William Blakeslee.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2
1970 425 21,150.0%
1980 1,325 211.8%
1990 1,653 24.8%
2000 2,005 21.3%
2010 2,005 0.0%
Est. 2015 2,106 5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,005 people, 1,024 households, and 677 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,462.9 inhabitants per square mile (565.1/km²). There were 1,140 housing units at an average density of 831.8 per square mile (321.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.11% White (94.6% were Non-Hispanic), 2.00% Asian, 0.50% African American, 0.20% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 1,024 households out of which 8.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.36.

In the city, the population was spread out with 8.6% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 10.8% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 51.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 66 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,019, and the median income for a family was $82,807. Males had a median income of $38,906 versus $47,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,614, among the state's top fifty. About 4.8% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English accounted for 97.94% of all residents, while Spanish was the mother tongue of 2.05% of the population.

As of 2000, Atlantis had the 126th highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 1.70% of the populace.

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