Boca Raton was incorporated as a town in 1925 and since that time has experienced steady and substantial growth. As of 2004, the City had 83,960 residents. Boca Raton is the 25th most populous city in the State of Florida, and United States Census statistics from 2000 show Boca Raton to be the second largest city in Palm Beach County.
Geographically the City encompasses 29.6 square miles (18,572 acres). The City has five miles of ocean frontage and 39 parks covering approximately 1,080 acres.