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Pompano Beach
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Pompano Beach's nighttime skyline viewed from Briny Avenue

Location of Pompano Beach in Broward County, state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°14′5″N 80°7′32″W / 26.23472°N 80.12556°W / 26.23472; -80.12556Coordinates: 26°14′5″N 80°7′32″W / 26.23472°N 80.12556°W / 26.23472; -80.12556
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Broward
Incorporated (city) 1947[1]
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Lamar Fisher
 - City Manager Garland Chadwell
Area [2]
 - City 25.8 sq mi (66.82 km2)
 - Land 24.2 sq mi (62.68 km2)
 - Water 1.60 sq mi (4.1 km2)  7.22%
Elevation [3] 13 ft (4 m)
Population (1 July 2006)[4]
 - City 102,745
 Metro 5,413,212
  Census Bureau estimate
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33060-33077, 33093, 33097
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-58050[5]
GNIS feature ID 0289162[6]
Website http://www.mypompanobeach.org

Pompano Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean just to the north of Fort Lauderdale. The Nearby Hillsboro Inlet forms part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. As of 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population was 102,745.[4] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,413,212 people.[7] Pompano Beach is currently in the middle of a redevelopment process of its neglected beachfront which promises to reinvent the city.[citation needed] The city has also been listed as one of the top real estate markets being featured in CNN, Money and the Wall Street Journal as one of the country's top vacation home markets. Pompano Beach Airpark, located within the city, is the home of the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation.


History and current events

Pompano Beach was settled about 1900, and incorporated as a city in 1947.[1] Its name is derived from the Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), a fish found off the Atlantic coast. Pompano Beach experienced significant growth during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. In 1950, the population of the city reached 5,682. Like most of southeast Florida, Pompano Beach experienced great growth in the late 20th century as many people moved there from northern parts of the United States. A substantial seasonal population also spends its winters in the area. In 2004, John Rayson was elected as the first official mayor of Pompano. In recent years, an effort to rejuvenate rundown areas, an example of urban blight, near the city's beach has gained momentum and is undergoing a multibillion dollar building boom.


Pompano Beach is located at 26°14′5″N 80°7′32″W / 26.23472°N 80.12556°W / 26.23472; -80.12556 (26.234659, -80.125615).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.15 square miles (57 km2). 20.55 square miles (53 km2) of it is land and 1.55 square miles (4 km2) of it (7.22%) is water.

Pompano Beach is in northeast Broward County along the Atlantic Ocean. It includes about three (3) miles of beachfront that extends from the intersection of State Road A1A and Terra Mar Drive to the Hillsboro Inlet. The city is bounded by the following municipalities:

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As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 78,191 people, 35,197 households, and 18,443 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,804.4/mi² (1,469.1/km²). There were 44,496 housing units at an average density of 2,165.0/mi² (836.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.09% White (of which 46% were Non-Hispanic Whites,) 32.21% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 4.35% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.21% of the population.[9]

There were 35,197 households out of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.6% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,073, and the median income for a family was $44,195. Males had a median income of $31,162 versus $26,870 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,938. About 13.1% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.1% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, before annexation of other areas, Pompano Beach was the thirty-third most Haitian-populated area in the US, at 5.90% of the population.[10] while it had the twenty-fifth highest percentage of Brazilians in the US, at 1.10%, (tied with Corte Madera, California and Delran, New Jersey.)[11]

As of 2000, before many of the unincorporated areas were annexed to the city, speakers of English as a first language were at 76.38%, while Spanish was at 9.34%, Haitian Creole consisted of 6.16%, French made up 2.35%, Portuguese 1.52%, German was 0.97%, and Italian as a mother tongue was 0.88% of the population.[12]

Data for previously unincorporated areas that are now part of Pompano Beach:

  • Collier Manor-Cresthaven had speakers of English as their first language at 72.54%, Spanish at 16.92%, Haitian Creole 6.88%, French at 1.40%, Italian at 1.12%, and Portuguese at 1.12% of residents.[14]
  • Leisureville, Florida As of 2000, English as a first language accounted for 86.24% of all residents, while French Creole was accounted for 10.05%, and German as a mother tongue made up 3.70% of the population[citation needed].


Pompano Beach is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[15] and the seventeenth largest television market[16] 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. There is also an local weekly newspaper called The Pompano Pelican.

Famous current and past residents


  1. ^ a b William D. Halsey, ed (1976). "Pompano Beach". Collier's Encyclopedia. 19. Macmillan Educational Corporation. p. 232. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Pompano Beach, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. http://www.fallingrain.com/world/US/12/Pompano_Beach.html. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  4. ^ 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-EST2007-04-12.xls. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2007/CBSA-EST2007-01.xls. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Demographics of Pompano Beach, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. http://www.muninetguide.com/states/florida/municipality/Pompano_Beach.php. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Haitian.html. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Haitian.html. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  12. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Pompano Beach, FL". Modern Language Association. http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=12&county_id=&mode=&zip=&place_id=58050&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  13. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Pompano Beach Highlands, FL". Modern Language Association. http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=12&county_id=&mode=place&zip=&place_id=58075&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  14. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Collier Manor-Cresthaven, FL". Modern Language Association. http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=12&county_id=&mode=place&zip=&place_id=13625&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  15. ^ "Top 50 Radio Markets Ranked By Metro 12+ Population, Spring 2005". Northwestern University Media Management Center. http://www.mediainfocenter.org/compare/top50/#radio. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  16. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. http://www.mediainfocenter.org/compare/top50/#tv. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 

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Pompano Beach is a city of Florida in the United States.


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