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Overview

Introduction to Deerfield Beach, Florida

The Florida city of Deerfield Beach, part of Broward County, is located on the Atlantic Ocean about 3 miles south of Boca Raton and 20 miles north of Fort Lauderdale. Incorporated in 1925, the town of Deerfield was named for the large number of deer that once grazed along the Hillsboro River. In 1939, the name of the town was changed to Deerfield Beach. Although chiefly an agricultural community until the late 1940s, the town soon began to be discovered by tourists attracted to the town’s scenic oceanfront. The burgeoning tourism industry spawned a proliferation of new hotels and motels along the shoreline, and in 1951 the town became the City of Deerfield Beach. Although still heavily influenced by tourism, the city's economy today is more diversified and includes manufacturing and office services among its industries.

Points of interest in Deerfield Beach

The Deerfield Beach Arboretum, also known as the Tree Zoo, contains more than 200 different species of trees and palms from around the world. Although closed for five months following heavy losses sustained from Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the Arboretum is back in business with an assortment of palms, tropical fruit trees, exotic flowering and canopy trees, bamboos and miscellaneous exotic trees. Another Deerfield Beach attraction is Quiet Waters Park, a 430-acre venue which includes a freshwater swimming beach, a lake for cable water-skiing, and Splash Adventure, a high-tech water playground for kids. Fishing, camping and picnicking are also featured in the Park. Deerfield Island Park, another of the city's attractions, is an "urban wilderness area" located on an island bordered by the Hillsboro Canal, and the Intracoastal and Royal Palm Waterways.

Annual events in Deerfield Beach include the Deerfield Beach Mango Festival. Held in June, this three-day celebration is one of South Florida's largest multicultural festivals. Kicked off by a gala ball and dinner, the festival draws more than 120,000 people who come to enjoy a festive parade, arts and crafts, international food and beverages and two stages with live continuous entertainment. The Florida Renaissance Festival, held on five weekends during February and March, features sights and sounds of court jesters, jousting knights, games of chance and gala 5-course feasts.

Sports fans can travel a few miles to the city of Sunrise to catch National Hockey League action played by the Florida Panthers. Less than an hour further south are other Miami-area major league sports teams, including Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins, the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat.

People

Total Population 78,227
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 22.5%
Employed Population 16+ 35,297
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 38.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,182
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,180
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,503

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,555
% Above Poverty Level 82.3%
% Below Poverty Level 17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,147
Median House Value $111,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 9.1%

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

Deerfield Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 38 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33064, 33069, 33073, 33441, 33442
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33443
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.318
Longitude -80.1

Deerfield 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 POMPANO BEACH
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 16.3 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 WEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance 25.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lghthse Point (33064)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boca Raton 89,793 $95,941
Coconut Creek 56,816 $64,031
Highland Beach 3,654 $135,787
Hillsboro Beach 1,568 $104,583
Lighthouse Point 10,842 $100,583
Pompano Beach 104,741 $46,495

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

Deerfield Beach Hospitals

NORTH BROWARD MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
201 E SAMPLE RD
(951) 786-6400
Emergency Service: Yes

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910 SW 15TH STREET
754-322-0650
Serves 2,783 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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