Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth is a city in central Palm Beach County, Florida, which takes its name from the body of water along its eastern border, originally called " Lake Worth", and now generally known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. As of 2006, the population was 36,342 according to the US Census Bureau.

Lake Worth was originally developed as a byproduct of the railroad of Henry Flagler which extended from West Palm Beach to Miami in 1896. The initial name proposed for the new town was Lucerne; however, the United States Postal Service refused to accept the name because there already was a Lake Lucerne post office north of Miami and Dade County. The city fathers settled on the name of Lake Worth and the new city was officially incorporated in 1913.

This Florida construction boom brought a new wave of immigrants in the past few decades. Central American immigrants, largely from Guatemala, have added a Hispanic aspect to Lake Worth's culture. After a short period of neglect and decline in the 1980s and 1990s, the downtown area has seen a huge resurgence in interest and development and once moribund property values have soared.

Although the incorporated city of Lake Worth is small geographically, a large unincorporated urbanized area with a Lake Worth postal address lies to the west of the city. The total population of both incorporated and unincorporated Lake Worth is estimated by the 2006 census to be 190,377. The median income for a household in the city was $30,034 and the median income for a family was $35,374. As of 2000, the primary spoken first language is a Lake Worth were English at 56.61%, Spanish at 26.57%, and French Creole which was spoken by 9.17% of the population.

The people of Lake Worth and the surrounding communities served by the central County Courthouse located in downtown West Palm Beach. The court is comprised of the circuit and County courts and is a full-service Courthouse handling all types of divorce and family cases as well as probate, civil and criminal cases. Our office routinely represents people in divorce and family matters in probate cases in the central County Courthouse. Our office has been representing clients in Central County for 38 years and we are familiar with the judges and support staff in the central County Courthouse. Protect your rights by calling us at 561-833-2772 or contact our office online.