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Delray Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Delray Beach had a population of 65,526 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Delray Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 65,526
Daytime Population: Workers 36,011
Daytime Population: Residents 34,814
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 70,825
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 64,411
Population in Familes 44,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,115
Population Density2 4,115
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $53,031
Average Household Income $83,601
Per Capita Income $38,017


Total Housing Units 36,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,123 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,230 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,195 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $249,289
Average Home Value $342,139


Total Households 29,353
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 15,073
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.09% 1.15%
Households 1.06% 1.13%
Families 0.95% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2017 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 Density # 164 82nd
Diversity Index # 261 72nd
Median Household Income # 341 63rd
Per Capita Income # 187 80th

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