Boca Del Mar, Florida

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Boca Del Mar is a census-designated place (CDP) located in an unincorporated area near Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida. The population was 21,832 at the 2000 census. While it is not officially in the City of Boca Raton, the community is frequently classified under its umbrella term.

The subdivision was first planned in 1971 as Boca Granada by the Behring Corporation, who previously developed Tamarac Lakes. Ultimately, the name was changed to its current state to avoid confusion of a condo complex in the area, and Leadership Housing, Inc. assumed control after a merger deal. Construction began a year later, and progressed significantly in the 1980s.



Boca Del Mar is located at 26°20′42″N 80°8′48″W / 26.345°N 80.14667°W / 26.345; -80.14667 (26.344957, -80.146590)[3], or about three miles southwest of Boca Raton. [1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.4 km² (4.0 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,832 people, 10,911 households, and 5,662 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,096.9/km² (5,430.1/mi²). There were 12,009 housing units at an average density of 1,153.4/km² (2,986.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.43% White (87.7% were Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 1.23% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.16% of the population.

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