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City of Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach with pier in background
Deerfield Beach with pier in background
Official seal of City of Deerfield Beach
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Location within the state of Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Logo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Incorporated as Deerfield (town) June 11, 1925
Incorporated as Deerfield Beach (town) May 12, 1939
Incorporated as Deerfield Beach (city) June 13, 1945
Government
 • Type Mayor-Commission
Area
 • City 16.22 sq mi (42.01 km2)
 • Land 14.95 sq mi (38.71 km2)
 • Water 1.27 sq mi (3.30 km2)  7.12%
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City 86,859
 • Density 5,811.52/sq mi (2,243.89/km2)
 • Metro
6,166,488
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
33441–33443
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-16725
GNIS feature ID 0281460

Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States, just south of the Palm Beach County line. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. As of the 2020 census, the population was 86,859. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which is home to 6,166,488 inhabitants as of 2020.

History

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.

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.

Demographics

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%
2020 86,859 15.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Deerfield Beach racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 36,225 41.71%
Black or African American (NH) 21,202 24.41%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 123 0.14%
Asian (NH) 1,616 1.86%
Pacific Islander (NH) 32 0.04%
Some Other Race (NH) 2,843 3.27%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 7,250 8.35%
Hispanic or Latino 17,568 20.23%
Total 86,859

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 86,859 people, 33,439 households, and 18,962 families residing in the city.

2010 census

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%

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.

Geography

Deerfield Beach is located at 26°18′19″N 80°07′11″W / 26.305223°N 80.119817°W / 26.305223; -80.119817. 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%). Of Deerfield Beach's land mass .3 square miles is located on Deerfield Beach Island (DBI).

Climate

Deerfield Beach north Photo D Ramey Logan
Northern portion of Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach Photo D Ramey Logan
Deerfield Beach

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. The year-round average temperature is 77 °F (25.0 °C).

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).

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
(32.2)
90
(32.2)
92
(33.3)
100
(37.8)
99
(37.2)
100
(37.8)
101
(38.3)
99
(37.2)
99
(37.2)
97
(36.1)
96
(35.6)
89
(31.7)
101
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 76
(24.4)
77
(25)
80
(26.7)
83
(28.3)
87
(30.6)
90
(32.2)
92
(33.3)
92
(33.3)
91
(32.8)
87
(30.6)
82
(27.8)
78
(25.6)
84.6
(29.21)
Average low °F (°C) 58
(14.4)
58
(14.4)
62
(16.7)
66
(18.9)
71
(21.7)
74
(23.3)
75
(23.9)
75
(23.9)
74
(23.3)
71
(21.7)
66
(18.9)
61
(16.1)
67.6
(19.77)
Record low °F (°C) 25
(-3.9)
21
(-6.1)
32
(0)
40
(4.4)
50
(10)
40
(4.4)
53
(11.7)
59
(15)
57
(13.9)
44
(6.7)
35
(1.7)
28
(-2.2)
21
(-17.8)
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 falls under the USDA 10b Plant Hardiness zone.

Palm Trees Line Deerfield Beach Photo D Ramey Logan
Palm trees line Deerfield Beach

Points of interest

  • Deerfield Beach Arboretum
  • Deerfield Beach Pier
  • Deerfield Island Park
  • Quiet Waters Park
  • Deerfield Beach Island (DBI)
Deerfield-city-hall
Deerfield Beach City Hall

Transportation

Deerfield-beach-train-station
Deerfield Beach Station, opened in 1926, currently serves Amtrak and Tri-Rail.

Sister city

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



Education

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

Public schools

  • Deerfield Beach Elementary School
  • Deerfield Park Elementary School
  • Park Ridge Elementary School
  • Quiet Waters Elementary School
  • Tedder Elementary School

Middle schools:

Zoned high schools:

  • Deerfield Beach High School
  • Monarch High School in Coconut Creek
  • Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach

Private schools

  • Highlands Christian Academy
  • St. Ambrose Catholic School

Libraries

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

  • Century Plaza
  • Percy White

Notable people

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