Deerfield Beach, Florida

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City of Deerfield Beach
City
Deerfield Beach with pier in background
Deerfield Beach with pier in background
Official seal of City of Deerfield Beach
Seal
Location within the state of Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°19′05″N 80°05′59″W / 26.31806°N 80.09972°W / 26.31806; -80.09972Coordinates: 26°19′05″N 80°05′59″W / 26.31806°N 80.09972°W / 26.31806; -80.09972
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Broward
Incorporated June 11, 1925
Government
 • Mayor Jean Robb
Area[1]
 • City 16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)
 • Land 15.1 sq mi (39.1 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)  7.12%
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 75,018
 • Density 4,972/sq mi (1,919.8/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33441–33443
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-16725[2]
GNIS feature ID 0281460[3]
Website www.deerfield-beach.com

Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, USA. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 75,018.[4] It is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Deerfield Beach's history dates back to 1890 when a small settlement named Hillsborough was developed along the Hillsboro River. As the population grew to 20 by 1898, the settlement was now served by its own post office and the town was named Deerfield for the deer that grazed along the Hillsboro River.[5]

By the early twentieth century, as the town's population continued to grow, the Florida East Coast Railroad constructed tracks en route to Miami bisecting Deerfield. Deerfield's early settlers were mostly farmers who grew pineapples, tomatoes, green beans, squash and fished along the Intracoastal Waterway. Through the 1940s, Deerfield remained a largely agricultural based community, but in 1939 the town's name was changed to Deerfield Beach to let tourists know it has a beach.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Deerfield Beach Demographics
2010 Census Deerfield Beach Broward County Florida
Total population 75,018 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +16.2% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 4,972.3/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 65.8% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 56.0% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 25.6% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 14.2% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 1.5% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 2.7% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 4.2% 3.7% 3.6%
Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 256
1920 437 70.7%
1930 1,483 239.4%
1940 1,850 24.7%
1950 2,088 12.9%
1960 9,573 358.5%
1970 17,130 78.9%
1980 39,193 128.8%
1990 46,997 19.9%
2000 64,583 37.4%
2010 75,018 16.2%
Est. 2012 77,439 3.2%
North Deerfield Beach

As of 2010, there were 42,671 households, of which 21.8% were vacant. As of 2000, 16.3% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.9% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.72.

In 2000, the city the population was spread out with 15.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $34,041, and the median income for a family was $44,853. Males had a median income of $35,154 versus $27,451 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,296. About 9.2% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 75.36%, while speakers of Spanish made up 8.70%. Portuguese was spoken by 4.89%, French Creole 3.42%, French 2.16%, Italian 1.51%, and Yiddish comprised 1.17% of the population.[6]

As of 2000, Deerfield Beach also had the 9th highest percentage of Brazilian and Brazilian American population (as a percentage of total population) in the United States at 3.5%.[7] It also tied for the 59th largest percentage of Haitian and Haitian American residents in the United States (along with Nanuet, New York), at 3.5%.[8]

Climate[edit]

Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Beach is located at 26°18′19″N 80°07′11″W / 26.305223°N 80.119817°W / 26.305223; -80.119817.[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.3 square miles (42.1 km2), of which 15.1 square miles (39.1 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2) is water (7.12%).[4]

Deerfield Beach has a Tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am), with hot summer days, frequent thunderstorms in the summer, with rain less frequent in the fall, and a threat of a light winter freeze from late November through early March caused by occasional cold fronts from the north, and even then not every year.

During the summer months average temperatures tend to be in the 80s, while during the winter temperatures tend to be in the 60s. July is generally the warmest month of the year with an average maximum temperature of 92 °F (33.3 °C), while the coldest month of the year is February with an average minimum temperature of 58 °F (14.4 °C). The all-time record high is 101 °F (38.3 °C) recorded in 1981, while the all-time record low is 21 °F (−6.1 °C) which was recorded in 1995.[10] The year-round average temperature is 77 °F (25.0 °C).[5]

The annual average precipitation at Deerfield Beach is 57.27 inches (1,455 mm). Summer months tend to be wetter than winter months. The wettest month of the year is June with an average rainfall of 7.3 inches (190 mm).[10]

Climate data for Deerfield Beach, FL
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 90.0
(32.2)
90.0
(32.2)
92.0
(33.3)
100.0
(37.8)
99.0
(37.2)
100.0
(37.8)
101.0
(38.3)
99.0
(37.2)
99.0
(37.2)
97.0
(36.1)
96.0
(35.6)
89.0
(31.7)
101
(38.3)
Average high °F (°C) 76.0
(24.4)
77.0
(25)
80.0
(26.7)
83.0
(28.3)
87.0
(30.6)
90.0
(32.2)
92.0
(33.3)
92.0
(33.3)
91.0
(32.8)
87.0
(30.6)
82.0
(27.8)
78.0
(25.6)
84.6
(29.22)
Average low °F (°C) 58.0
(14.4)
58.0
(14.4)
62.0
(16.7)
66.0
(18.9)
71.0
(21.7)
74.0
(23.3)
75.0
(23.9)
75.0
(23.9)
74.0
(23.3)
71.0
(21.7)
66.0
(18.9)
61.0
(16.1)
67.6
(19.77)
Record low °F (°C) 25.0
(−3.9)
21.0
(−6.1)
32.0
(0)
40.0
(4.4)
50.0
(10)
40.0
(4.4)
53.0
(11.7)
59.0
(15)
57.0
(13.9)
44.0
(6.7)
35.0
(1.7)
28.0
(−2.2)
21
(−6.1)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.78
(70.6)
2.85
(72.4)
3.0
(76)
3.4
(86)
5.73
(145.5)
7.31
(185.7)
5.94
(150.9)
6.91
(175.5)
7.01
(178.1)
5.73
(145.5)
4.24
(107.7)
2.46
(62.5)
57.36
(1,456.9)
Source: <Weather.com= >Deerfield Beach, FL Weather Data. Open Publishing http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/02445 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 24 February 2014. 

Deerfield Beach falls under the USDA 10b Plant Hardiness zone.[11]

Palm trees line Deerfield Beach.

Points of interest[edit]

Deerfield Beach photo by Summer Program students
Deerfield Beach City Hall

Education[edit]

There are five public schools located in Deerfield Beach, as well as numerous private institutions. Public schools are administered by the Broward County Public Schools district.

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

  • Highlands Christian Academy
  • Zion Lutheran Christian School
  • St. Ambrose Catholic School

Libraries[edit]

There are two locations of the Broward County Library system in Deerfield Beach.

  • Century Plaza
  • Percy White

Recent events[edit]

In recent years, development near Deerfield's beachfront has been a major source of local controversy. Groups such as "Original Save Our Beach" have actively opposed this development.

Deerfield beach fireworks show 7/4/2013

Transportation[edit]

Companies based in Deerfield Beach[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Sister city[edit]

Deerfield Beach has one sister city,[12] as designated by Sister Cities International:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Deerfield Beach city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "City of Deerfield Beach 2010/2011 Approved Budget" (PDF). City of Deerfield Beach. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  6. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Deerfield Beach, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Brazilian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ a b "Average Weather for Deerfield Beach, FL - Temperature and Precipitation". www.weather.com. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  11. ^ "USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map". USDA. USDA. 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Online Directory: Florida, USA". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 

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