Jupiter, Florida
Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida
Palm Beach County, Florida
Palm Beach County is the largest county in the state of Florida in total area, and third in population. As of 2010, the county's estimated population was 1,320,134, making it the twenty-eighth most populous in the United States...

. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 39,328. The estimate population for 2009 is 50,606. As of 2006, the population had grown to 50,028, according to the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Jupiter is well-known for its beauty and beaches. It is often referred to as a "beach town" and has become a popular vacation spot.


The area where the town now sits was originally named for the Hobe Indian
Indigenous peoples of the Americas
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, their descendants and other ethnic groups who are identified with those peoples. Indigenous peoples are known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, and in the United States as Native Americans...

 tribe which lived at the mouth of the Loxahatchee River
Loxahatchee River
The Loxahatchee River The Loxahatchee River The Loxahatchee River (Seminole for river of turtles is a 7.6 mile river near the southeast coast of Florida. It is a National Wild and Scenic River, one of only two in the state, and received its federal designation on May 17, 1985. The 1930s pioneer...

, and whose name is also preserved in the name of nearby Hobe Sound. A mapmaker misunderstood the Spanish spelling 'Jobe' of the Indian name 'Hobe' and recorded it as 'Jove'. Subsequent mapmakers further misunderstood this to be the Latin translation of the god Jupiter, and they anglicized
Anglicisation, or anglicization , is the process of converting verbal or written elements of any other language into a form that is more comprehensible to an English speaker, or, more generally, of altering something such that it becomes English in form or character.The term most often refers to...

 the name from Jove to 'Jupiter.' The Roman god Jupiter (or Zeus
In the ancient Greek religion, Zeus was the "Father of Gods and men" who ruled the Olympians of Mount Olympus as a father ruled the family. He was the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His Roman counterpart is Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart is Tinia.Zeus was the child of Cronus...

 in the Greek mythology
Greek mythology
Greek mythology is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. They were a part of religion in ancient Greece...

) is the chief Roman god, husband of Juno
Juno (mythology)
Juno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state. She is a daughter of Saturn and sister of the chief god Jupiter and the mother of Mars and Vulcan. Juno also looked after the women of Rome. Her Greek equivalent is Hera...

, and god of light, of the sky and weather, and of the state and its welfare and its laws. It inspired a neighboring town to name itself, "Juno Beach
Juno Beach, Florida
Juno Beach is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,262 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 3,391. Juno Beach is home to the headquarters of Florida Power & Light...


The most notable landmark is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, completed in 1860. Made of brick, it was painted red in 1910 due to discoloration caused by humidity. Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 sandblasted the paint from the upper portion of the tower, and the tower was repainted using a potassium silicate mineral coating. The lighthouse is often used as the symbol for Jupiter.


Jupiter is located at 26°55′34"N 80°6′18"W (26.925985, -80.104963).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 21.1 square miles (54.6 km²). 20 square miles (51.8 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is water. The total area is 6.35% water.


As of the census
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of 2000, there are 39,328 people, 16,945 households, and 11,403 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
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 is 1,966.5 inhabitants per square mile (759.2/km²). There are 20,943 housing units at an average density of 1,047.2 per square mile (404.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 94.86% White (89.4% were Non-Hispanic White), 1.22% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 7.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,945 households out of which 26.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% are married couples
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 living together, 8.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% are non-families. 25.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 3.15

In the town the population is spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $54,945, and the median income for a family is $64,873. Males have a median income of $44,883 versus $33,514 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the town is $35,088. 4.8% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.7% of those under the age of 18 and 4.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Jupiter is now home to many transplanted Northerners
Northeastern United States
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 who can afford expensive, luxurious vacation homes. Most "snowbirds
Snowbird (people)
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" eventually become year-round residents, and are predominantly from the New York City metropolitan area (including Connecticut
Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and the state of New York to the west and the south .Connecticut is named for the Connecticut River, the major U.S. river that approximately...

 and New Jersey
New Jersey
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) and the Boston area
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 in Massachusetts
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Jupiter's population is served by two public high schools, Jupiter Community High School
Jupiter Community High School
Jupiter High School, also known as Jupiter Community High School, is located in Jupiter, Florida, which is the most northern school of Palm Beach.There are over 3000 students enrolled in the school...

 located in Jupiter, and William T. Dwyer High School
William T. Dwyer High School
William T. Dwyer High School is a public high school for grades 9–12 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States. The school was named for William T. Dwyer, former vice president of Pratt & Whitney's Government Products Division and a community leader in Palm Beach County. It is best known for...

, located in Palm Beach Gardens.

As of 2000, speakers of English
English language
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 as a first language
First language
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 accounted for 88.47% of all residents, while Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

 was at 7.17%, and Italian
Italian language
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 made up 1.66% of the population.

It's also home to the 102nd highest percentage of Guatemala
Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast...

n residents, which made up 1.09% of the population (tied with Calverton, New York
Calverton, New York
Calverton is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 5,704 at the 2000 census.The community is on the border of the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Brookhaven.-History:...


Notable residents

The following list includes persons who were born in Jupiter, previously lived in Jupiter, or currently reside in Jupiter.
  • Robert Allenby
    Robert Allenby
    Robert Allenby is an Australian professional golfer.Allenby was born in Melbourne, Australia. His father was from Leeds, England and emigrated to Australia as a young man.-Professional career:...

     - Australia
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    n professional golfer on the PGA Tour
    PGA Tour
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  • Tori Amos
    Tori Amos
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     - Singer/Songwriter
  • Rick Ankiel
    Rick Ankiel
    Richard Alexander Ankiel is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently with the Washington Nationals. He bats and throws left-handed....

     - Professional Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
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  • Don Brewer
    Don Brewer
    Don Brewer is the drummer and co-lead singer for American rock band Grand Funk Railroad.- Early life :Brewer was born in Flint, Michigan on September 3, 1948 and is a graduate of Swartz Creek High School....

     - drummer/singer, original member of Grand Funk Railroad
    Grand Funk Railroad
    Grand Funk Railroad is an American rock band that was highly popular during the 1970s. Grand Funk Railroad toured constantly to packed arenas worldwide. A popular take on the band during its heyday was that, although the critics hated them, audiences loved them...

  • Celine Dion
    Celine Dion
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     - Grammy Award
    Grammy Award
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     winning Canadian singer.
  • Julie Dubela
    Julie Dubela
    Julie Dubela is an American singer living in Stratham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She is known in the Boston, Massachusetts area for her live performances of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and has also gained national attention for her TV appearances.-Live performances:She has performed for the...

     - Singer known mainly in the Boston
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     area for singing the national anthem
    The Star-Spangled Banner
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  • Ernie Els
    Ernie Els
    Theodore Ernest "Ernie" Els is a South African professional golfer, who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. A former World No. 1, he is known as "The Big Easy" due to his imposing physical stature along with his fluid, seemingly effortless golf swing...

     - South Africa
    South Africa
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    n professional golfer on the PGA Tour and European Tour
    PGA European Tour
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  • Rickie Fowler
    Rickie Fowler
    Rick Yutaka Fowler is an American professional golfer. He was the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world for 36 weeks in 2007 and 2008.-Amateur career:...

     - Professional golfer on the PGA Tour
    PGA Tour
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  • Hermes Franca
    Hermes Franca
    Hermes França Barros is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes as a lightweight.-Early career:França made his professional MMA debut in November 2001. He quickly earned an undefeated streak of 6-0, drawing the attention of the UFC.-First UFC run:...

     - Brazil
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    ian mixed martial artist and UFC
    Ultimate Fighting Championship
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world that hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport...

  • Drew Garrett
    Drew Garrett
    Drew Garrett is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Michael Corinthos III on General Hospital.-Biography:...

     - Actor
  • Dustin Johnson
    Dustin Johnson
    Dustin Hunter Johnson is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. He is one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour having been third in the driving distance stats for three consecutive years between 2009-2011....

     - Professional golfer on the PGA Tour
    PGA Tour
    The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main men's professional golf tours in the United States and North America...

  • Bill Parcells
    Bill Parcells
    Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells is a former American football head coach, most recently with the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to 2006...

     - Former NFL coach New York Giants
    New York Giants
    The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, representing the New York City metropolitan area. The Giants are currently members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League...

    , New England Patriots
    New England Patriots
    The New England Patriots, commonly called the "Pats", are a professional football team based in the Greater Boston area, playing their home games in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium. The team is part of the East Division of the American Football Conference in the National...

    , and New York Jets
    New York Jets
    The New York Jets are a professional football team headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, representing the New York metropolitan area. The team is a member of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

  • Bryant Gumbel
    Bryant Gumbel
    Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel.-Early life:...

     - Former morning TV show host
  • Jack Hanna
    Jack Hanna
    John Bushnell "Jack" Hanna is an American zookeeper who is the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He was Director of the zoo from 1978 to 1993, and is viewed as largely responsible for elevating its quality and reputation. His media appearances have made him one of the most...

     - Zookeeper and animal expert
  • F. Ross Johnson
    F. Ross Johnson
    -Biography:Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, into a lower-middle-class family, he used a military cadet scholarship program to attend the University of Manitoba where he graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and was a member of the fraternity Phi Delta Theta. He went on to earn an M.B.A....

     - Former CEO of RJR Nabisco
    RJR Nabisco
    RJR Nabisco, Inc., was an American conglomerate formed in 1985 by the merger of Nabisco Brands and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. RJR Nabisco was purchased in 1988 by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co...

     during the leveraged buyout
    Leveraged buyout
    A leveraged buyout occurs when an investor, typically financial sponsor, acquires a controlling interest in a company's equity and where a significant percentage of the purchase price is financed through leverage...

  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan
    Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a former American professional basketball player, active entrepreneur, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats...

     - Former NBA
    National Basketball Association
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    Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

     player, Hall of Fame
    Basketball Hall of Fame
    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, honors exceptional basketball players, coaches, referees, executives, and other major contributors to the game of basketball worldwide...

     member, and current majority owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats
    Charlotte Bobcats
    The Charlotte Bobcats is a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. The Bobcats were established in 2004 as an expansion team, two seasons after Charlotte's previous NBA...

  • Jamie Lovemark
    Jamie Lovemark
    Jamie Lovemark is an American professional golfer.-Amateur career:Lovemark was born in Rancho Santa Fe, California and attended Torrey Pines High School. He won the 2005 Western Amateur and therefore received a special exemption into the Cialis Western Open, where he finished T54. He also played...

     - Professional golfer on the PGA Tour
  • Will MacKenzie
    Will MacKenzie
    William Ruggles MacKenzie is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour.MacKenzie was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. He was a golfing prodigy growing up but burned out on golf at age 14 and completely quit the game after high school...

     - Professional golfer on the PGA Tour
  • Jesper Parnevik
    Jesper Parnevik
    Jesper Bo Parnevik is a Swedish professional golfer. He spent 38 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings in 2000 and 2001.-Early years:...

     - Swedish
    Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

     professional golfer on the PGA Tour
    PGA Tour
    The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main men's professional golf tours in the United States and North America...

  • Kurt Pellegrino
    Kurt Pellegrino
    Kurt Joseph Pellegrino is a retired American mixed martial artist. He is best known for competing in the lightweight division of the UFC. Pellegrino's first fight in the UFC came in 2006...

     - UFC Fighter
  • Charles Nelson Reilly
    Charles Nelson Reilly
    Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in theater, movies, children's television, animated cartoons, and as a panelist on the game show Match Game....

     - Actor and teacher, lived in a house given to him by Burt Reynolds
    Burt Reynolds
    Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. is an American actor. Some of his memorable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby "Gator" McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Paul Crewe and Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard and its...

    , who had previously lived in it with Sally Field
    Sally Field
    Sally Margaret Field is an American actress, singer, producer, director, and screenwriter. In each decade of her career, she has been known for major roles in American TV/film culture, including: in the 1960s, for Gidget or Sister Bertrille on The Flying Nun ; in the 1970s, for Sybil , Smokey and...

  • Burt Reynolds
    Burt Reynolds
    Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. is an American actor. Some of his memorable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby "Gator" McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Paul Crewe and Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard and its...

     - Actor
    An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

     famous for appearing in films such as Smokey and the Bandit
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 American film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II, and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3...

    and Deliverance
    Deliverance is a 1972 American thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman. Principal cast members include Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty in his film debut. The film is based on a 1970 novel of the same name by American author James Dickey, who has a small role in the...

  • Wayne Rosenthal
    Wayne Rosenthal
    Wayne Scott Rosenthal is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and coach.- Early life :Rosenthal, who is Jewish, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended South Shore High School, where he played for the basketball team and the 1982 New York City champion baseball team that was 31–1. He then...

    , major league baseball pitcher and coach
  • Mike Schmidt
    Mike Schmidt
    Michael Jack Schmidt is a Hall of Fame third baseman popularly considered among the greatest third basemen in the history of Major League Baseball. He played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies....

     - Hall of Fame
    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
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     major league baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

  • Scott Sharp
    Scott Sharp
    Scott Sharp is an American race car driver in the American Le Mans Series. He is the son of six-time SCCA champion Bob Sharp. Scott Sharp is best known for his years as a competitor in the Indy Racing League....

     - 1996 IndyCar Series
    IndyCar Series
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     Champion and current competitor in the American Le Mans Series
    American Le Mans Series
    The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada. It consists of a series of endurance and sprint races, and was created in the spirit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Teams compete in one of five classes: LMP1, LMP2 and LMPC...

  • Dara Torres
    Dara Torres
    Dara Grace Torres is an American international swimmer and a twelve-time Olympic medalist. Torres was the first swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympic Games , and, at age 41, the oldest swimmer ever to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic team...

     - Five-time Olympic
    Olympic Games
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    Swimming (sport)
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     and gold medal
    Gold medal
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  • Charles Vanik
    Charles Vanik
    Charles Albert Vanik was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives....

     - Former Democratic
    Democratic Party (United States)
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    United States House of Representatives
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     from Ohio
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  • Camilo Villegas
    Camilo Villegas
    Camilo Villegas is a Colombian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour.-Early years:Villegas was born in Medellín, Colombia, and took up golf as a child...

     - Colombia
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    n professional golfer on the PGA Tour
  • Brett Wetterich
    Brett Wetterich
    Brett Milton Wetterich is an American professional golfer.Wetterich was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Oak Hills High School and Wallace State Community College...

     - professional golfer on the PGA Tour

Points of interest

  • Jupiter Lighthouse
  • Jupiter is the home to the Florida Marlins
    Florida Marlins
    The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. Established in 1993 as an expansion franchise called the Florida Marlins, the Marlins are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Marlins played their home games at...

     and St. Louis Cardinals
    St. Louis Cardinals
    The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division in the National League of Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have won eleven World Series championships, the most of any National League team, and second overall only to...

     spring training
    Spring training
    In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season. Spring training allows new players to try out for roster and position spots, and gives existing team players practice time prior to competitive play...

     facilities as well as one of their respective Class A Minor League Baseball
    Minor league baseball
    Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball and provide opportunities for player development. All of the minor leagues are operated as independent businesses...

     affiliates, the Jupiter Hammerheads
    Jupiter Hammerheads
    The Jupiter Hammerheads are a minor league baseball team based in Jupiter, Florida, named for the hammerhead shark.The team, which plays in the Florida State League, is the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Miami Marlins major-league club....

     and Palm Beach Cardinals
    Palm Beach Cardinals
    The Palm Beach Cardinals are a minor league baseball team based in Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida.The team, which plays in the Florida State League, is the High-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals major-league club....

    . They share the use of the Roger Dean Stadium
    Roger Dean Stadium
    Roger Dean Stadium is a baseball stadium located in the Abacoa community of the town of Jupiter, Florida. The stadium was built in 1998, holds 6,871 people, and features luxury sky-box seating, 2 levels of permanent seating, parking and concessions...

     complex. Both minor league squads compete in the Florida State League
    Florida State League
    The Florida State League is a Class A-Advanced minor league baseball league operating in the state of Florida. They are one of three leagues currently operating in Class A-Advanced, the third highest of six classifications of minor leagues...

  • William P. Gwinn Airport is located in Jupiter.
  • Jupiter is home to Florida Atlantic University
    Florida Atlantic University
    Florida Atlantic University, also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public, coeducational, research university located in , United States. The university has six satellite campuses located in the Florida cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, and in Fort...

    's MacArthur Campus. This northern campus of FAU is also the location of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
    Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
    The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College is an academic college of Florida Atlantic University, located at the John D. MacArthur campus of FAU in Jupiter, Florida. The Wilkes Honors College opened in 1999 and offers a rigorous liberal arts education through the platform of a public institution, with a...

  • Palm Beach International Raceway
    Palm Beach International Raceway
    Palm Beach International Raceway is a motorsports facility located west of Jupiter, Florida. It is currently awaiting an FIA Grade II Certification.-Early days:...

     a racing facility built in 1965, and was remodeled in 2008 in and attempt to obtain a FIA Grade II Certification. The Facility currently host several IHRA
    IHRA may refer to:*International Human Rights Administration*International Hot Rod Association*International Hotel & Restaurant Association*International Human Rights Association*International Harm Reduction Association*Illinois Human Rights Act...

     and NHRA sportsman events as well as an ARCA Remax Series Event
  • The Scripps Research Institute
    The Scripps Research Institute
    The Scripps Research Institute is an American medical research facility that focuses on research in the basic biomedical sciences. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, with a sister facility in Jupiter, Florida, the institute is home to 3,000 scientists, technicians, graduate students, and...

     has opened a satellite campus adjacent to the MacArthur Campus of Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter. Approximately 360 scientists and technical staff operate in a 350000 square feet (32,516.1 m²) state of the art research facility. Scripps Florida focuses on the development of therapeutic opportunities in several disease areas.
  • LORAN-C transmitter Jupiter
    LORAN-C transmitter Jupiter
    LORAN-C transmitter Jupiter is the Yankee secondary station of the Southeast U.S. LORAN-C Chain . It uses a transmission power of 165 kW.Jupiter LORAN-C transmitter, situated at Jupiter, Florida at 27°1'59" N, 80°6'53" W...

  • Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum, home of the Florida Film & Theater Institute.
  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary , a non-profit, educational based care facility for injured wild animals.

United States flag incident

In 1999, Jupiter resident George Andres wanted to display a United States flag in his front yard, however, the homeowners association
Homeowners association
A homeowner association is a corporation formed by a real estate developer for the purpose of marketing, managing, and selling of homes and lots in a residential subdivision...

 had a bylaw
By-law can refer to a law of local or limited application passed under the authority of a higher law specifying what things may be regulated by the by-law...

 prohibiting the display of a flagpole in the front lawn. Andres still displayed the flag, while the homeowners association went as far as foreclosing his home to cover legal fees after being in court at least twenty-eight times. Even after Governor Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is a prominent member of the Bush family: the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush; the younger brother of former President George W...

 visited his home along with members of the local and national media, the homeowners association refused to budge. Andres said, "Well, first they said that it was going to cost more to cut the grass around the pole, which is kind of funny. And then they told me that the flagpole was going to take away from the value of the property. And I said, well, then we should be able to take away all the trees around here, because they're the same as the pole. And my pole is a portable pole. And the state government says I can do it."

George Andres won and was allowed to display his flag in his front lawn with the use of a flagpole.

During the last week of July 2006, President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

 signed the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005
Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005
The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 is an Act of Congress that prohibits real estate management organizations from restricting homeowners from displaying the flag of the United States on their property.-Legislative history:...

, allowing residents to display the flag on their residential property despite any homeowners association rules.

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