Frequent readers of this blog will know this is a recurring topic. For new residents of this City this is more important than you may realize at first since this affects the City of Lake Worth’s image and how the rest of the County sees us. The City of Lake Worth covers an area just over 6 square miles along the extreme eastern portion of Palm Beach County. It does not cover the vast areas west of Congress and south towards Lantana, as you will hopefully learn here.
As the City goes about re-branding itself, it doesn’t help matters when the news media reports on crime, accidents, and other mayhem occurring in other parts of Palm Beach County as having occurred in “Lake Worth”. Incidents outside the City should correctly be labelled as “suburban Lake Worth”, or “unincorporated Lake Worth”, or “unincorporated County”.
When I googled Lake Worth zip codes, came up with a list and they are below with a google map showing the area covered. Interestingly, once believed there were three Lake Worth Zip Codes: 33460, 33461, and 33462. I was wrong as you’ll see below.
33460 This zip code covers the vast majority of the City from the C-51 Canal south to Lantana and west to I-95. Also in this area is a small pocket of the City west of I-95 and east of Lake Clarke Shores: