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 66,573 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Delray Beach is the 47th largest community in Florida.
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 13.44% 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.
One of the nice things about Delray 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.
Delray Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.50% of adults in Delray Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Delray Beach in 2018 was $49,955, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,820 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 11.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Delray Beach include Haitian, Irish, Italian, German, and English.
Delray Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.40%.
The most common language spoken in Delray Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.