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Dania Beach
—  City  —

Nickname(s): Broward's First City
Location of Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 26°3′18″N 80°9′11″W / 26.055°N 80.15306°W / 26.055; -80.15306Coordinates: 26°3′18″N 80°9′11″W / 26.055°N 80.15306°W / 26.055; -80.15306
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Broward
Settled 1898
Incorporated (city) November 1904
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Bob Anton
 - City Manager Ivan Pato
Area [1]
 - City 6.31 sq mi (16.3 km2)
 - Land 6.09 sq mi (15.8 km2)
 - Water .22 sq mi (0.6 km2)  3.49%
Elevation [2] 9 ft (3 m)
Population (1 July 2006)[3]
 - City 28,831
 - Density 3,294.2/sq mi (1,271.9/km2)
 - Metro 5,463,857
  Census Bureau estimate
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33004
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-16325[4]
Website http://www.ci.dania-beach.fl.us

Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of 1 July 2006, the city's population was estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau at 28,831.[3] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[5] Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, Dania Jai-Alai.[6] It is also the location for an amusement center named Boomers! (formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama), and home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.



It was the first official city/municipality to be incorporated into Broward County dating back to the 1880s. Starting as a settlement called Modello, it was incorporated in November 1904. Most of the 35 residents were of Danish ancestry, and they changed the name of the town to Dania. In 1999, Dania formally changed its name to Dania Beach; however Dania is still commonly used to refer to the city.

In 2001, the city annexed several unincorporated areas of Broward County increasing the population by about 3,600 people.


Dania Beach is located at 26°03′18″N 80°09′11″W / 26.054916°N 80.153119°W / 26.054916; -80.153119. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.31 square miles (16 km2). 6.09 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and .22 square miles (1 km2) of it (3.49%) is water.[1]

Despite its name, Dania Beach is the geographic location of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 20,061 people, 9,012 households, and 4,866 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,294.2/mi² (1,271.9/km²). There were 10,847 housing units at an average density of 1,781.2/mi² (687.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.14% White (61.6% were Non-Hispanic White),[7] 23.74% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.01% of the population.

There were 9,012 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.0% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,125, and the median income for a family was $37,405. Males had a median income of $35,081 versus $26,535 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,795. About 14.6% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English as a first language was spoken by 76.85%, while Spanish accounted for 12.38%, French at 4.88%, French Creole at 1.94%, Italian at 1.36%, and Arabic was spoken by 0.80% of the population.[8]

As of 2000, Dania Beach had the 127th highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 1.69% of the city's population (tied with Fort Lauderdale and Parkland.)[9]


Gulfstream International Airlines is headquartered in Dania Beach.[10][11]

Carnival Air Lines was headquartered in Dania Beach.[12]


Dania Beach is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[13] and the seventeenth largest television market[14] in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida-Sun Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald.


  1. ^ a b "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US12&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-PH1&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-format=ST-7. Retrieved 2007-09-23.  
  2. ^ "Dania Beach, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. http://www.fallingrain.com/world/US/12/Dania_Beach.html. Retrieved 2007-09-23.  
  3. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the population for the Incorporated Places of Florida" (XLS). US Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2006-04-12.xls. Retrieved 2007-09-25.  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2006/CBSA-EST2006-01.xls. Retrieved 2007-09-23.  
  6. ^ Burstein, Jon (23 April 2005). "Dania Beach Jai-Alai fronton may find rescue in slots". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/legislature/sfl-cjaialai24apr23,0,88845.story?coll=sfla-news-legislature. Retrieved 2007-09-23.  
  7. ^ "Demographics of Dania Beach, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. http://www.muninetguide.com/states/florida/municipality/Dania_Beach.php. Retrieved 2007-11-15.  
  8. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Dania Beach, FL". Modern Language Association. http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=12&county_id=&mode=place&zip=&place_id=16325&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r. Retrieved 2007-09-23.  
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Cuban.html. Retrieved 2007-10-24.  
  10. ^ "Dania Beach city, Florida." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  11. ^ "Contact Us." Gulfstream International Airlines. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  12. ^ Ostrowski, Jeff. "Codina, Swerdlow set sights on Sawgrass Mills." South Florida Business Journal. Friday March 28, 1997. Retrieved on May 23, 2009.
  13. ^ "Top 50 Radio Markets Ranked By Metro 12+ Population, Spring 2005". Northwestern University Media Management Center. http://www.mediainfocenter.org/compare/top50/#radio. Retrieved 2007-09-23.  
  14. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. http://www.mediainfocenter.org/compare/top50/#tv. Retrieved 2007-09-23.  

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