Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 39,328. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 46,752. The area where the town now sits was originally named for the Hobe indian tribe which lived at the mouth of the Loxahatchee River. A mapmaker misunderstood 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 the name from Jove to 'Jupiter.' The Roman god Jupiter is the chief Roman god, husband of Juno, and god of light, of the sky and weather, and of the state and its welfare and its laws. It is the only town in America to have such a name. It inspired a neighboring village to name itself "Juno Beach". 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. The lighthouse is often used as the symbol for Jupiter. Jupiter is the home to the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals spring training facilities as well as one of their respective Class A Minor League Baseball affiliates, the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals. They share the use of the Roger Dean Stadium complex. Both minor league squads compete in the Florida State League.