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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.

Broward Beaches

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 each summer.

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 areas

  • 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.

Educational Institutions

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Broward Community College
Florida Atlantic University
Nova Southeastern University



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