Deerfield Beach, Florida is a town with slightly more than 79,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 60% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Deerfield Beach is $125 a month more than the state average.
Deerfield Beach has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (24%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 13% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Deerfield Beach residents work in one of three industries: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 21% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $56,000, Deerfield Beach workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
Deerfield Beach residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical way to get to work, selected by 42% of residents, while public transit is not widely used. Relatively few residents walk to work.