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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population78,642
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens22.3%
Employed Population 16+35,327
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,647
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,562
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,212

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,225
% Above Poverty Level81.9%
% Below Poverty Level18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone38.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,177
Median House Value$124,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.5%
West Indian13.6%
Haitian11.2%
Italian8.6%
Irish8.5%
German7.8%
Brazilian6.7%
English3.9%
Polish2.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Russian1.9%
Jamaican1.5%
Canadian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Arab0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
African0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Greek0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Bahamian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
British0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Deerfield Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33441, 33442
P.O. Box Zip Codes33443
Phone Area Codes561,754,954
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.31
Approximate 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)

StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp58 to 77 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance16.3 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
StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance25.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boca Raton91,702$103,061
Coconut Creek57,731$65,742
Highland Beach3,689$123,295
Hillsboro Beach1,467$118,750
Lighthouse Point10,946$108,938
Pompano Beach106,004$49,664

Deerfield Beach Public Schools

Deerfield Beach High School
910 Sw 15th St
ZIP: 33441
(754) 322-0650
High
Total Enrollment 2393
Deerfield Beach Middle School
701 Se 6th Ave
ZIP: 33441
(754) 322-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1138
Deerfield Beach Elementary School
650 Ne 1st St
ZIP: 33441
(754) 322-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 708
Deerfield Park Elementary School
650 Sw 3rd Ave
ZIP: 33441
(754) 322-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Quiet Waters Elementary School
4150 W Hillsboro Blvd
ZIP: 33442
(754) 322-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 1397

Deerfield Beach Private Schools

International Prep School
2001 W Sample Rd Ste 320
ZIP: 33064
Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Maria's House Montessori School
1920 Se 4th St
ZIP: 33441
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St Ambrose Elementary School
363 Se 12th Ave
ZIP: 33441
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
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