Delray 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 66,255 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Delray Beach is the 41st largest community in Florida.
Delray Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Delray Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Delray Beach who work in sales jobs (13.84%), management occupations (11.34%), and food service (10.78%).
Also of interest is that Delray Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Delray Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Delray 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 population of Delray Beach is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.61% of adults in Delray Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Delray Beach in 2010 was $35,610, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,440 for a family of four. However, Delray Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Delray Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Delray Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Delray Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Delray Beach include Irish, German, Italian, and English.
In addition, Delray Beach has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.36%).
The most common language spoken in Delray Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.