Delray Beach, resort city (1990 pop. 47,181), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled 1895, inc. 1911. Mostly residential, Delray Beach is also the trade center for a citrus-fruit and vegetable-growing region. The city's vast flower farms are noted for chrysanthemums and gladiolas. Delray Beach has undergone significant suburban economic development and has a large retirement community. The city's population more than doubled from 1970 to 1990.
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