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Overview

Introduction to Boynton Beach, Florida

The Florida city of Boynton Beach, located in Palm Beach County, sits on the Atlantic coastline about 15 miles south of West Palm Beach, 32 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, and 63 miles north of Miami. Named for American Civil War major Nathan S. Boynton, who first settled the area in 1894 and began construction of the famous Boynton Beach Hotel a year later, the Town of Boynton was incorporated in 1920 and changed its name to Boynton Beach in 1941. Like nearby communities, Boynton Beach has prospered from its fertile land and rich agricultural output and has supplemented its growth with a thriving tourist industry based on its attractive beaches.

Boynton Beach Attractions

Boynton Beach’s central location provides easy access to a multitude of museums, theaters and outdoor recreational attractions. Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park offers a variety of swimming, picnicking and fishing opportunities. The Alberts & Merkel Brothers Rainbow Tropical Garden is a nature lover's delight. The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, home to the American alligator and the endangered Everglades snail kite, offers many recreational opportunities, including walking trails, canoeing, biking, boating and fishing, and it also features a butterfly garden, observation towers and a visitor center. Other local attractions include the Schoolhouse Children's Museum, Knollwood Groves and Mangrove Nature Park.

Attractions in nearby communities only a short drive away from Boynton Beach include the following:

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art.
  • Children's Museum of Boca Raton.
  • Cornell Museum of Art & History (Delray Beach).
  • Flagler Museum (Palm Beach).
  • Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (Boca Raton).
  • Morikami Museum (Delray Beach).
  • South Florida Science Museum/Planetarium (West Palm Beach).
  • The Rapids Water Park (West Palm Beach).
  • Wakodahatchee Wetlands (Delray Beach).

Baseball fans who visit Boynton Beach in the spring are within thirty minutes of Major League Spring Training sites. Roger Dean Stadium, located in nearby Jupiter (30 miles to the north) is Florida’s only two-team spring training facility and home to the Montreal Expos and St. Louis Cardinals. Roger Dean Stadium is also the home field of two minor league teams: the Jupiter Hammerheads (Class Single-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins) and the Palm Beach Cardinals (Class Single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals). Fort Lauderdale, 32 miles in the opposite direction, is the Spring Training home of the Baltimore Orioles, who play their Grapefruit League home games at Ft. Lauderdale Stadium. Fans of Major League Baseball can get the real thing only an hour away in the city of Miami, home to the Florida Marlins. Other Miami-area pro sports teams include the Miami Heat (NBA basketball), Miami Dolphins (NFL football) and Florida Panthers (NHL hockey).

People

Total Population 71,530
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 32,183
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 41.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $32,300
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,898
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,653

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,754
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,259
Median House Value $137,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.3%
Irish 9.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Boynton Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 52 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33426, 33435, 33436, 33437
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33424, 33425, 33474
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.525
Longitude -80.066

Boynton Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 75 F
Apr Temp 65 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.3 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 49.7 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Boynton Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Village of Golf (33436)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Briny Breezes 812 $60,000
Gulf Stream 677 $221,250
Hypoluxo 2,668 $70,536
Lantana 10,910 $51,091
Manalapan 265 $250
Ocean Ridge 1,590 $133,594

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Boynton Beach Hospitals

BETHESDA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2815 SOUTH SEACREST BLVD
(561) 737-7733
Emergency Service: No

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Boynton Beach High Schools

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BOYNTON BEACH COMMUNITY HIGH
4975 PARK RIDGE BOULEVARD
561-752-1200
Serves 2,358 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

SOUTH TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
1300 SW 30TH AVENUE
561-369-7000
Serves 1,149 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

SURVIVORS CHARTR SCHOOL BOYTON
1325 GATEWAY BOULEVARD
561-731-1800
A Charter School.
Serves 661 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 165.3

INTENSIVE TRANSITION SOUTH
3633 S FEDERAL HGWY
561-682-0000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 44 students.

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