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Delray Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Delray Beach had a population of 63,924 as of July 1, 2016. Delray Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Delray Beach is located at latitude 26.4559 and longitude -80.0904 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the City of Delray Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Delray Beach (GNIS ID: 2404212) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Delray Beach is located within Boynton Beach-Delray Beach CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Delray Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Delray Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 63,924
Population in Households 62,815
Population in Familes 43,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,109
Population Density1 4,014
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 28,415
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 14,573
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,523 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,892 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,367 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $242,328
Average Home Value $344,017


Median Household Income $50,722
Average Household Income $79,056
Per Capita Income $35,726
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 1.08%
Households 0.71% 0.98%
Families 0.56% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Delray Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delray Beach to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 95th
Population Density1 # 165 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 256 72nd
Median Household Income # 343 63rd
Per Capita Income # 195 79th

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