Deerfield Beach is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 80,863 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Deerfield Beach is the 34th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Deerfield Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Deerfield Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Deerfield Beach who work in sales jobs (12.02%), office and administrative support (10.57%), and maintenance occupations (9.25%).
Also of interest is that Deerfield Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Deerfield Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Deerfield Beach are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.85% of adults in Deerfield Beach having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Deerfield Beach in 2010 was $25,994, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,976 for a family of four. However, Deerfield Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Deerfield Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Deerfield Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Deerfield Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Deerfield Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Deerfield Beach include Haitian, Brazilian, Italian, Irish, and German.
Deerfield Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.45%.
The most common language spoken in Deerfield Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.