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 79,768 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Deerfield Beach is the 34th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Deerfield Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Deerfield Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Deerfield Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Deerfield Beach who work in sales jobs (13.31%), office and administrative support (13.09%), and food service (8.92%).
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The population of Deerfield Beach overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Deerfield Beach, 23.75% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Deerfield Beach in 2010 was $23,623, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,492 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 16.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Deerfield Beach include Italian, Irish, German, and Brazilian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Deerfield Beach's cultural character, accounting for 30.15% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Deerfield Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.