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Canal Point is in Palm Beach County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
The community was named for its location at the spot where the Palm Beach Canal enters Lake Okeechobee
The latitude of Canal Point is 26.858N. The longitude is -80.633W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 525.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canal Point demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Palm Beach County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, West Palm Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33438 ZIP code.
1% of Canal Point residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canal Point ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canal Point was $18,625, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Canal Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Canal Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $565.
Palm Beach County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canal Point political report.
The average commute time for Canal Point workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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