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City of Hollywood
—  City  —


Nickname(s): Diamond of the Gold Coast
Coordinates: 26°1′17″N 80°10′30″W / 26.02139°N 80.175°W / 26.02139; -80.175Coordinates: 26°1′17″N 80°10′30″W / 26.02139°N 80.175°W / 26.02139; -80.175
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Broward
Founded February 18, 1921
Incorporated (city) November 28, 1925
 - Type Commission-manager
 - Mayor Peter Bober
 - City Manager Cameron D. Benson
Area [1]
 - Total 30.80 sq mi (79.8 km2)
 - Land 27.3 sq mi (70.8 km2)
 - Water 3.46 sq mi (8.9 km2)  11.23%
Elevation [2] 9 ft (3 m)
Population (July 1, 2008)[3]
 - Total 141,740
 Density 5,191.9/sq mi (2,004.6/km2)
  Census Bureau Estimate
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33019-33029, 33081-33084,
Area code(s) 954, 754
FIPS code 12-32000[4]
GNIS feature ID 0284176[5]

Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of July 1, 2008, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 141,740.[3] Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida.[6] Hollywood is a Principal City of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,413,212 people.[7]



Hollywood is located at 26°1′17″N 80°10′30″W / 26.02139°N 80.175°W / 26.02139; -80.175 (26.021467, -80.174910).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.8 square miles (80 km2). 27.34 square miles (71 km2) of it is land and 3.46 square miles (9 km2) of it is water (11.23%).[1]

Hollywood is located in southeastern Broward County, and includes about 5–6 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach, interrupted briefly by a portion deeded to Dania Beach. Hollywood is bounded by the following municipalities:

To the north:

To the northwest:

To the west:

To the southwest:

To the south:


Panorama of Hollywood Beach

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 139,357 people, 59,673 households, and 34,490 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,097.2/mi² (1,968.0/km²). There were 68,426 housing units at an average density of 2,502.8/mi² (966.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.4% White, 12.1% African American or Black, 0.30% Native American, 2% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.10% from other races, 3.27% from two or more races and 22.5% Hispanic of any race.[9]

There were 59,673 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.

Sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood
Hollywood's paved beach Broadwalk

The city's age demographic shows a mixed population with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $10,714, and the median income for a family was $15,849. Males had a median income of $13,102 versus $11,237 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,097. About 9.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 66.94% of residents, Spanish accounted for 21.62%, French made up 2.06%, French Creole consisted of 1.32%, Italian comprised 1.12%, Romanian was at 0.91%, Hebrew at 0.88%, Portuguese 0.84%, and German as a mother tongue was 0.72% of the population.[10]

As of 2000, Hollywood had the seventy-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 4.23% of the city's population,[11] and the sixty-fifth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.26% of the city's population (tied with both the town and village of Mount Kisco, New York.)[12] It also had the fifty-seventh highest percentage of Peruvian residents in the US, at 1.05% of the city's population (tied with Locust Valley, New York),[13] and the twentieth highest percentage of Romanian residents in the US, at 1.1% of the its population (tied with several other areas in the US).[14]


Prior to their dissolutions, Commodore Cruise Line and its subsidiary Crown Cruise Line had their headquarters in Hollywood.[15]


Hollywood's public schools are operated by the Broward County Public Schools.


Public high schools

Public middle schools

  • Apollo Middle School
  • Attucks Middle School
  • Driftwood Middle School
  • McNicol Middle School

Public elementary schools

  • Mary M. Bethune Elementary School
  • Boulevard Heights Elementary School
  • Colbert Elementary School
  • Driftwood Elementary School
  • Hollywood Central Elementary School
  • Hollywood Hills Elementary School
  • Hollywood Park Elementary School
  • Oakridge Elementary School
  • Orange Brook Elementary School
  • Sheridan Hills Elementary School
  • Sheridan Park Elementary School
  • Stirling Elementary School
  • West Hollywood Elementary School

Private schools

  • Annunciation School
  • Aukela Christian Military Academy
  • Beacon Hill School
  • Brauser Maimonides Academy
  • Calvary Kids School
  • Chaminade-Madonna College Prep School
  • Covenant Teaching Fellowship School
  • Ebony Village School
  • Hollywood Christian School
  • Little Flower School
  • Love Outreach Christian Academy
  • Nativity Elementary School
  • New Mirawood Elementary School
  • Parkway Christian School
  • Patty Cake Academy
  • Pembroke Park Montessori School
  • Phyls Academy
  • Point of Grace Christian Academy
  • Rainbow Montessori School
  • Sheridan Hills Christian School
  • St. Bernadette Catholic School
  • St. Mark's Lutheran School
  • Toddler Technology Academy
  • West Hollywood Private School

Notable residents

Law enforcement controversy

In 2007, several Hollywood Police Department officers have been implicated in a wide-reaching corruption investigation by the FBI, and a few officers turned state's evidence in order to reduce their potential sentences.[16] Several officers faced trial and one was convicted in August 2007.[17]

In 2009, five Hollywood Police Department officers were accused of trying to cover up a crash involving one of their own officers by lying on police reports. The officer is clearly noted on video to "draw little Disney here.." the report and that "if I have to bend the rules to protect a cop I'm gonna." Whole incident audio was recorded by dashboard camera. Recorded video is full of vulgar language.[18]


These are the neighborhoods and communities that are officially recognized by the City of Hollywood.[19][20]

  • 441 Corridor
  • Alandco
  • Arapahoe Farms
  • Beverly Hills
  • Beverly Park
  • Boulevard Heights
  • Carriage/Carriage Hills
  • Central Business District
  • Condo Presidents
  • Downtown Hollywood
  • Driftwood/Driftwood Acres
  • East Lake
  • Emerald Hills
  • Emerald Oaks
  • Emerald Point
  • Estates of Fort Lauderdale
  • Highland Gardens
  • Hillcrest
  • Hollywood Beach
  • Hollywood Gardens
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Hollywood Lakes
  • Hollywood North Beach
  • Hollywood South Central Beach
  • L'Etoile at Emerald Point
  • Lake Eden
  • Lakes of Emerald Hills
  • Lawnacres
  • Liberia
  • Mapleridge
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community
  • North Central
  • Oak Point
  • Oakridge
  • Oakwood Hills
  • Park East
  • Park Side
  • Playland/Playland Village
  • Playland Estates
  • Quadomain
  • Royal Poinciana
  • Sheridan Oaks
  • Stirling Commercial
  • The Homes at East Lake
  • The Townhouses of Emerald Hills
  • The Wood of Emerald Hills
  • T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park
  • Washington Park

Sister cities

Hollywood has eight sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:


Hollywood is served by Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the 22nd busiest airport in the United States.[21]


  1. ^ a b "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Hollywood, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places Over 100,000 Ranked by July 1, 2008" (XLS). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Hollywood History". City of Hollywood. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Demographics of Hollywood, FL". Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  10. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Hollywood, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  12. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  13. ^ "Ancestry Map of Peruvian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  14. ^ "Ancestry Map of Romanian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  15. ^ "Commodore Holdings Ltd · 10-K · For 9/30/98 · EX-10.V." Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved on January 15, 2010.
  16. ^ "Four Hollywood Florida Police Officers Take Step Toward Corruption Plea Deals". The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida). 19 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  17. ^ United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida (10 August 2007). "Former Hollywood police officer sentenced in corruption probe". Press release. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  18. ^ Tonya Alanez (July 29, 2009). "Hollywood officers accused of faking report in crash". The Miami Herald. Retrieved November 2, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Hollywood, FL Homeowners Association/Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  20. ^ "Hollywood, FL Neighborhood Map". Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  21. ^ "Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL/KFLL), FL, USA". Airport Retrieved 2007-09-22. 


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Hollywood is a city in Broward County in Florida in the United States. In 2005 there were 145,629 people living in Hollywood, based on United States Census Bureau figures.

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