Broward County, Florida
Broward County is a South Florida county.
As of 2000, the number o habitants in Broward County is 1,623,018.
Its county seat is Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Broward County is one of three counties that comprise the South
Florida metropolitan area.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,623,018 people,
654,445 households, and 411,645 families residing in the county.
The population density is 520/km² (1,346/mi²). There are
741,043 housing units at an average density of 237/km² (615/mi²).
The racial makeup of the county is 70.57% White, 20.54% Black or
African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific
Islander, 3.00% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races.
16.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
410,387 residents of Broward County, or 25.3 percent of
the total population, are foreign-born. 60,241 were born in Jamaica,
32,572 were born in Cuba, 9,015 were born in the Dominican Republic,
47,445 have Haiti as their place of birth, 10,843 are from Mexico,
and 12,776 originate from Peru. 9,189 hail from the United Kingdom.
Pompano Beach and Boca Raton have a great number of Brazilians immigrants.
There are 654,445 households out of which 29.30% have children
under the age of 18 living with them, 46.10% are married couples
living together, 12.50% have a female householder with no husband
present, and 37.10% are non-families. 29.60% of all households are
made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who
is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45
and the average family size is 3.07.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.60% under the
age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 31.40% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from
45 to 64, and 16.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median
age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.30 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $41,691, and
the median income for a family is $50,531. Males have a median income
of $36,741 versus $28,529 for females. The per capita income for
the county is $23,170. 11.50% of the population and 8.70% of families
are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.30%
of those under the age of 18 and 10.00% of those 65 and older are
living below the poverty line.
Visiting Broward County Florida
in Greater Fort Lauderdale where you will find 23 miles of palm-fringed
Florida shoreline from Hollywood / Hallandale Beach in the south
to Deerfield Beach in the north. It's easy to find hotels, sports,
special events, shops, dining, diving, fishing, golf and more from the Blue
Wave beaches to the exotic Everglades.
The City of Fort Lauderdale boasts more than seven miles of sparkling
beaches that offer residents and visitors premier opportunities
for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment.
Warm your toes in the golden sands of Greater Fort Lauderdale's
23 miles of sun-kissed beaches - an easy walk from many of our hotels,
restaurants and activities.
There's no better way to relax, refresh, renew and reconnect. Enjoy
a day of fun in the sun and swimming in the warm Atlantic waters.
Stroll, jog, or rollerblade along Fort Lauderdale's palm tree fringed,
brick-lined beachfront promenade. Pass by the world famous Elbo
Room, site of the 1960's "Where the Boys Are" movie starring
George Hamilton and Connie Francis.
The City’s award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront
promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale’s world famous coastline,
which is punctuated by an array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk
cafes and entertainment venues.
Beachgoers can participate in a wide range of activities from boating,
wind surfing, jet skiing and volleyball to snorkeling, scuba diving,
deep-sea fishing and rollerblading. Or, if relaxation is what you
desire, simply sit back, unwind and enjoy breathtaking views of
the Atlantic Ocean.
Relax on Hollywood Beach, known for its casual atmosphere and free
entertainment. Bicycle, run or walk along Hollywood's 2 1/2 mile
oceanfront Broadwalk which parallels the beach.
Enjoy Pompano Beach's three-and-a-half mile beach, a favorite spot
for families featuring playgrounds on the beach, fine seafood, and
family style festivities. Named after the saltwater fish abundantly
found in the warm Atlantic waters, Pompano is home to an annual
Pompano Seafood festival and Fishing Rodeo.
Enjoy the sunrise on beautiful Deerfield Beach, Broward County's
award-winning, cove-like beaches and home of the Power Boat races
In the charming, half a square mile seaside village of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea,
you'll find a popular fishing pier where pelicans fly overhead.
Dive and snorkel from shore along the three-tiered reef system.
Celebrating 100 years, Dania Beach is home to the Dania Beach Fishing
Pier, 30 marinas and John U. Lloyd State Park.
Broward County - Cities, towns, villages, and unincorporated
- City of Coconut Creek
- City of Cooper City
- City of Coral Springs
- City of Dania Beach
- Town of Davie
- City of Deerfield Beach
- City of Fort Lauderdale
- City of Hallandale Beach
- Town of Hillsboro Beach
- City of Hollywood
- City of Lauderdale Lakes
- Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
- City of Lauderhill
- Village of Lazy Lake
- City of Lighthouse Point
- City of Margate
- City of Miramar
- City of North Lauderdale
- City of Oakland Park
- City of Parkland
- Town of Pembroke Park
- City of Pembroke Pines
- City of Plantation
- City of Pompano Beach
- Village of Sea Ranch Lakes
- Town of Southwest Ranches
- City of Sunrise
- City of Tamarac
- City of Weston
- City of West Park
- City of Wilton Manors
Mitigation Success Stories: State of Florida
- Broward County’s Local Mitigation Strategy
Broward, a rapidly growing county in south Florida, is among the
first counties in the state to begin the process of developing a
comprehensive LMS that will guide State and local decision-making
on policies and programs to reduce that County’s vulnerability
to natural and man-made disasters.
The Broward County Mitigation Task Force, a multi-disciplinary
organization representing fifty-five (55) public, private and voluntary
sector entities in Broward, was established to coordinate the development
of the LMS.
With program guidance and funding support from the Department of
Community Affairs, the Mitigation Task Force has launched a series
of initiatives that will, over time, build a broad base of support
for hazard mitigation in the county. The long-term goal is to integrate
the principles and practice of hazard mitigation into the mainstream
of community decision-making, so that mitigation actions become
a routine part of doing business in Broward County. Following is
a discussion of how the Local Mitigation Strategy - in its early
stages of development and implementation - has made a difference
in Broward County.
The LMS has served as an "integrating tool" in Broward
to bring key organizations and players together in a focused program
to develop mitigation policies and programs.
One of the traditional impediments to meaningful progress in reducing
community risk is the absence of cohesive, community-based strategies
that link and coordinate public and private sector mitigation priorities,
programs, and resources. Put another way, mitigation decision-making
is, by its nature, fragmented and dispersed; virtually every member
of society has a role in making our communities and businesses safer
from disasters. What is lacking is the "integrating tool"
to bring these groups together in an organized effort to develop
a mitigation strategy that includes input from the twenty-three
municipalities in Broward County.
To coordinate the development of the LMS, the Broward County Mitigation
Task Force has established three subcommittees: Private Sector,
Planning and Infrastructure, and Training and Education. These subcommittees,
whose membership is drawn from a broad cross-section of public and
private sector representatives, meet on a regular basis to coordinate
the implementation of programs to assess community risk to natural
hazards; increase community awareness and support for hazard mitigation;
reduce the vulnerability of existing buildings, including schools,
hospitals and other critical facilities; and to involve the business
community in all aspects of developing an LMS for Broward County.
Broward County LMS development has facilitated and accelerated
the creation of Public-Private partnerships to coordinate hazard
vulnerability reduction programs.
It can be argued that the success of Florida’s efforts to
reduce community vulnerability will be a function of how effectively
the business community and local government work together to identify
and implement mitigation initiatives that are the products of public-private
sector collaboration. The Broward County Private Sector Subcommittee
has led local efforts to organize, coordinate and improve cooperation
between government and business in the County. The centerpiece of
the public-private sector initiative is the Business Emergency Preparedness
Network (BEPN), a county-wide program - led by Broward County Emergency
Management - that provides training to member companies on a range
of topics that will improve the risk management and response capabilities
of the company. Through cooperation with local chambers of commerce,
the BEPN programs will be expanded to address business risk and
vulnerability assessment, joint public-private sector exercises
of response plans, and the development of innovative business risk
reduction programs that feature the use of financial incentives
to promote hazard mitigation.
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Broward Community College
Florida Atlantic University
Nova Southeastern University