Sunday, May 12, 2013

More on Lake Worth's Realities...

These images come from the city's PowerPoint presentation being used to educate residents through  a series of neighborhood meetings about some of the realities the city is facing.  This data, and that gathered from residents, is helping prepare the economic development and housing elements of the city's comprehensive plan.
 While Palm Beach County has added significantly to its total population over the past ten years...
 ...Lake Worth actually lost population between 2000 and 2010.
 However, population projections indicate an increase over the coming decades.  Where will these people be living?
 So much of the claims by some that Lake Worth was the poster-child for "over development" during the early 2000s.  The total number of housing units increased by less than 4% within the city.
 However, Palm Beach County overall registered almost a 20% increase over the same period of time.
While the state of Florida added over 23% more units over the same ten year period from 2000 to 2010.