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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).

Demographics

People

Total Population72,748
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens21.6%
Employed Population 16+33,100
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.4%
Median Earnings25+$33,402
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,672
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,334

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,625
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,338
Median House Value$148,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
West Indian15.6%
Haitian12.7%
Irish9.9%
Italian9.8%
German9.4%
English5.3%
Polish2.7%
Jamaican2.3%
French Except Basque2%
Russian1.9%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Brazilian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
African0.6%
Greek0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Bahamian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Boynton Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33426, 33437, 33472, 33473, 33435, 33436
P.O. Box Zip Codes33424, 33425, 33474
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.52
Approximate Longitude-80.08

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)

StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp57 to 75 F
Apr Temp65 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp71 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.3 inches
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance49.7 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Briny Breezes893$59,722
Gulf Stream660$219,250
Hypoluxo2,689$78,971
Lantana11,016$50,200
Manalapan270$246,250
Ocean Ridge1,627$136,528

Boynton Beach Public Libraries

Boynton Beach City Library
208 S. SEACREST BLVD.
Boynton Beach, Florida
(561) 742-6380

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Boynton Beach Hospitals

Bethesda Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
2815 S Seacrest Blvd
(561) 737-7733

Boynton Beach Public Schools

Boynton Beach Community Adult
4975 Park Ridge Blvd
ZIP: 33426
(561) 752-1213
Other
Boynton Beach Community High
4975 Park Ridge Blvd
ZIP: 33426
(561) 752-1200
High
Total Enrollment 1804
Charter School Of Boynton Beach
1425 Gateway Blvd
ZIP: 33426
(561) 374-8989
Congress Community Middle School
101 S Congress Ave
ZIP: 33426
(561) 374-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 954
Crosspointe Elementary School
3015 S Congress Ave
ZIP: 33426
(561) 292-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Gulfstream L.i.f.e. Academy
3800 S Congress Ave
ZIP: 33426
(561) 259-1000
High
Total Enrollment 98
Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus
3333 High Ridge Rd
ZIP: 33426
(561) 585-1189
Primary
Total Enrollment 1003
Quantum High School
1275 Gateway Blvd
ZIP: 33426
(561) 293-2971
High
Total Enrollment 436
South Tech Academy
1300 Sw 30th Ave
ZIP: 33426
(561) 369-7004
High
Total Enrollment 1140
South Tech Preparatory Academy
1300 Sw 30th Ave
ZIP: 33426
(561) 369-7000
Middle
Total Enrollment 187
South Technical Adult Education
1300 Sw 30th Ave
ZIP: 33426
(561) 369-7000
Other
Virtual Community School
505 S Congress Ave
ZIP: 33426
(561) 434-8000
High
Daystar Academy Of Excellence Charter School
970 N Seacrest Blvd
ZIP: 33435
(561) 369-2323
Primary
Total Enrollment 72
Forest Park Elementary School
1201 Sw 3rd St
ZIP: 33435
(561) 292-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Galaxy Elementary School
301 Galaxy Way
ZIP: 33435
(561) 739-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Poinciana Elementary School
1203 N Seacrest Blvd
ZIP: 33435
(561) 739-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Rolling Green Elementary School
550 Miner Rd
ZIP: 33435
(561) 202-9500
Primary
Total Enrollment 826
Citrus Cove Elementary School
8400 Lawrence Rd
ZIP: 33436
(561) 292-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1038
Freedom Shores Elementary School
3400 Hypoluxo Rd
ZIP: 33436
(561) 804-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 915
Hagen Road Elementary School
10565 Hagen Ranch Rd
ZIP: 33437
(561) 292-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Odyssey Middle School
6161 W Woolbright Rd
ZIP: 33437
(561) 752-1300
Middle
Total Enrollment 819
Ben Gamla-palm Beach
8600 S Jog Rd
ZIP: 33472
(561) 742-8017
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Christa Mcauliffe Middle School
6500 Le Chalet Blvd
ZIP: 33472
(561) 374-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1088
Crystal Lakes Elementary School
6050 Gateway Blvd
ZIP: 33472
(561) 292-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Somerset Academy Canyons High School
9385 Boynton Beach Blvd
ZIP: 33472
(561) 732-8252
High
Total Enrollment 254
Somerset Academy Canyons Middle School
9385 Boynton Beach Blvd
ZIP: 33472
(561) 732-8252
Middle
Total Enrollment 745
Sunset Palms Elementary School
8650 Boynton Beach Blvd
ZIP: 33472
(561) 752-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 1022

Boynton Beach Private Schools

Lake Worth Christian School
7592 High Ridge Rd
ZIP: 33426
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 421
St Joseph's Episcopal School
3300b S Seacrest Blvd
ZIP: 33435
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
St Mark Catholic School
730 Ne 6th Ave
ZIP: 33435
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
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