Saturday, February 19, 2011

City of Deerfield Beach, Florida General Info

Deerfield logo
Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, USA. It is also part of the South Florida metropolitan area. The city is named for the numerous deer that once grazed along the area. Its sister city is the Acre,North District, Israel.


Deerfield Beach is located at 26°18′19″N 80°07′11″W/ 26.305223°N 80.119817°W/ 26.305223; -80.119817. Based from the data of the United States Census Bureau, the city has total area 14.9 mi² (38.7 km), that is, 13.4 square miles (35 km2) for the land area and 1.5 square miles (4 km2) for the water area.


As of 2004, the population of the city is 76,478 (U.S. Census Bureau) but during the year 2000, there were 64 583 people, 31,392 households, and 16,041 families residing in the city.  In addition, the population density was 4,810.6/mi² (1,856.7/km²). The people in the city were was 71.30%White (Non-Hispanic White), 16.00% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.36% from other races, and 2.79% from two or more races. In Deerfield, the average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.72. On the other hand, the median age was 45 years and in every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males. Since Deerfield has one of the biggest retirement communities in Florida, the percentage of senior citizens (age 65 years and up) is quite high which is 29.3% of the population.

office industries at Deerfield

After WWII, Deerfield’s economy gradually continued to change from agriculture toward tourism. In the present, the city’s economy is heavily diversified and includes distribution, manufacturing, and office industries in addition to tourism.  It also has a stable and strong local economy.  As a matter of fact, 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.  Major manufacturing industries that operate in the city are Toyota, JM Family Enterprises, Advanced Processing & Imaging, and more.  


Deerfield's tropical climate
Deerfield Beach has a Tropical monsoon climate with hot and frequent thunderstorms in summer. During autumn, it rain less frequent. Also, a threat of a light during winter freeze from late November through early March caused by occasional cold fronts from the north, and even then not every year. The year-round average temperature is 77 °F (25.0 °C). The annual average precipitation at Deerfield Beach is 57.27 Inches. 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. 


Deerfield beach
Deerfield Beach, Florida is a sunny, cheerful ocean side city of just over 60,000 lying along the Atlantic Ocean. The city is also just 20 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additionally, this dynamic coastal town has an exciting beach front buzzing with activity. In fact, in the year 2000, Deerfield Beach received the Blue Wave Award for one of the most pristine beaches in the state of Florida. Deerfield Beach is also home to a picturesque 920-foot fishing pier, open to the public 24 hours per day.  Beachside mangrove forests and waterfront seafood restaurants can also be found in this city.

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