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Jensen Beach is in Martin County, in the Port Saint Lucie metro area.
The community was named for Peter Jensen, settler.
The latitude of Jensen Beach is 27.254N. The longitude is -80.23W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,100.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jensen Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Martin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 34996 ZIP code.
18% of Jensen Beach residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jensen Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jensen Beach was $22,921, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Jensen Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Jensen Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $518. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,006.
Libraries in Jensen Beach include Hoke Branch Library ... View libraries
Martin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jensen Beach political report.
The average commute time for Jensen Beach workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jensen Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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