DEERrI:Lb BEACH,. aTD V
Part A---Natural Resources ,
Chief topographical features: Elevation, 10 to 15 feet above ea level.
(From observations at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
Annual January April July October
Temperature averages 75.2 68.2 73.8 81.5 78.1
Rainfall averages 65.19 3.09 5.03 5.55 11.21
Growing season: During a 26-year period, the U. S. Weather Bureau recorded
only six killing frosts in Spring and two in the Fall.
3. Local Raw Materials:
Timber: No timber is available in immediate vicinity.
Minerals: Sand and rock are available outside and inside the city limits.
Deerfield Rock Quarry produces rock.
Agricultural products: No agricultural products are produced in this area.
Part B---General Economy
Est." <.47 1945, 1..,:200
County total 56,000 50,442 30,794 23,042 20,094
City total -- 2,008 1,850 1,366 1,483
Negroes in county 14,100 14,012 13,946 7,670 6,687
Negroes in city --- 1,416 --- 1,043 ---
Predominant nationalities: Native-born white; Negro.
Unions: No national unions have been established in local industries.
Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, L1.00; unskilled Negro male,
750; insufficient workers employed in other categories to establish wage
3. Retail 4Market:
General: Deerfield serves as the retail trade center for the immediate
1946 Effective Buying Income per family in countyy, .i,2,857.*
1946 Estimated retail good store sales in county, 8,304,000.*
1946 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $2,888,000.
1946 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, ';1),786,000.*
*Copyright 1947, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further repro-
duction not licensed.
4, Manufacturing Industries:
General: There are no manufacturing industries in Deerfield Beach.
Officials: Payor, P. E. Chalker; City Attorney, 7arion i.. Kaalton, Pompano.
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA
li Administration: (Cont.)
Special departments: City has an active building inspector, electrical
inspector, city engineer, park and recreation board, planning board, zoning
board and street department.
Zoning: City has a zoning ordinance in effect.
Current city tax rate: Operations, 16 mills; debt service, 9 mills.
Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 30 mills; debt
service, 20 mills.
City utility tax: None.
Other major city taxes: Occupational tax and liquor license tax,
Current county tax rate: Operations, 18.5 mills; debt service, 4.1 mills.
Average county tax rate for last five years: Operations, 10.8 mills; debt
service, 3.9 mills.
Bonded debt: County, i,864,000.
Part D---Communitv Facilities
1. Available Data:
iaps: City street and:trunk water main maps are available,
2. Transportation Facilities:
Railroad: Deerfield is served by a Florida East Coast Railway main line with
three passenger trains daily and a Seaboard main line'with two passenger
trains daily. Pick-up and delivery for less than carload freight is not
Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express service. Free
pick-up and delivery for express is not available. Direct air express
service is not available.
Highway: U. S. Highway 1 passes through Deerfield Beach.
Local bus service: None.
Intercity trucking facilities: Southern Trucking Company provides state-wide
trucking service. Large cities in Georgia and Florida can be reached by an
overnight truck haul.
Air: Fort Lauderdale airport, county-owned, is 17 miles from town.
Florida Power and Light Company owns and operates the generating and dis-
tributing systems. Rate schedules may be obtained at the company's office.
Coal: Coal is not used in this section.
Gas: Neither natural nor artificial gas is available.
Bottled gas: Bottled gas is not available.
5. Sewage and Waste Disposal:
General: City has no sewerage system. Individual septic tanks are used for
Garbage: Garbage is collected twice weekly.
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6. Vater, SuOly:
Source: Wells. Present source is considered adequate for expansion,
Rate: First 5,000 gallons, -2.25 minimum; next 5,000 gallons, 250 per 1,000
gallons; hext 5,000 gallons, 150 per 1,000 gallons.
7. Communications Facilities:
Telephone service: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company operates a
Telegraph service: None.
8. Educational Facilities:
Number of schools 1 1
Present enrollment 225 150
Present capacity 300 200
Vocational training for white students: None.
Vocational training for Negro students: None.
9. Health Facilities:
City health departments There is no city health department.
County health department: Staff of one doctor, six sanitary officers, six
nurses and five part-time doctors. Operates prenatal, venereal disease, well
baby, immunization and X-ray clinics in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and
10. Recreational Facilities:
Public parks: None.
Athletic fields: None.
11. Police protection:
City: Force consists of two policemen. City has one police car, without
radio equipment. Patrolmen are uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at
night. City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.
County: Sheriff has 15 deputies and 7 patrol cars.
12. Fire Protection:
City: Force consists of 18 volunteer firemen. City has one engine and one
Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU; Class 9.
County: Fire protection is not available outside the city limits.
13. City Streets:
Mileage: Total, 20 miles; paved, 15 miles.
General: Rock is the principal type of surfacing. About 20% of the streets
are curbed and about 20% have sidewalks. 10l of the streets should be rebuilt
or extensively repaired during the next five years.
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14. Banking Facilitiess
General: There is no bank in Deerfield Beach.
15. Construction and Service Facilities:
Type and number: General contractors, 1; architects, 0; land surveyors, 0;
general machine shops, 2; machine repair facilities, 4; foundries, 0; auto-
motive repair facilities, 3; consulting engineers, 0.
16. Retail Facilities:
Type and number; Dry goods stores, 3; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
4; drug stores, 2.
Parking: City has no parking meters and no parking lots.
Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time of this survey.
17. Wholesale Facilities:
General: Deerfield Beach is not a wholesale distribution center. Special
markets are operated for the wholesale distribution of vegetables.
18. Housing Conditions:
General: The housing situation is very bad.
19. Hotels and Restaurants:
Restaurants: Number, 2; seating capacity, 20.
General: No newspapers are published in Deerfield Beach.
21. Laundries and Dry Cleaners:
Commercial laundries: None.
Commercial dry cleaners: Agency only.
22. Civic Organizations:
Name and name of president: Lions, R. E. Chalker.