Delray Beach, FL
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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 87.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Delray Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Delray Beach who work in sales jobs (14.12%), office and administrative support (11.88%), and management occupations (11.24%).

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.

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Delray Beach is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Delray Beach area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Delray Beach is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.70% of adults in Delray Beach have a college degree.

The per capita income in Delray Beach in 2010 was $34,339, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,356 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. Delray Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.42% of the city’s residents. 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 (23.03%).

The most common language spoken in Delray Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.