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 81,066 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 (11.72%), office and administrative support (10.76%), and food service (8.54%).
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.
One of the nice things about Deerfield Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, Deerfield Beach is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.62% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Deerfield Beach in 2018 was $27,689, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,756 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 17.87% 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: 34.80%.
The most common language spoken in Deerfield Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.