Delray Beach, FL
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Living in Delray Beach

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 66,846 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Delray Beach is the 47th largest community in Florida.

Delray Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Delray Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Delray Beach who work in management occupations (13.97%), sales jobs (13.19%), and office and administrative support (10.04%).

A relatively large number of people in Delray Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.15% 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.

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.

The population of Delray Beach is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.31% of adults in Delray Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Delray Beach in 2018 was $45,654, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,616 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 11.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Delray Beach include Haitian, Italian, Irish, German, and English.

Delray Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.87%.

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