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City of Sunrise
—  City  —
Coordinates: 26°9′26″N 80°17′10″W / 26.15722°N 80.28611°W / 26.15722; -80.28611
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Broward
Established 1961
Government
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Roger B. Wishner
Area
 - Total 18.4 sq mi (47.7 km2)
 - Land 18.2 sq mi (47.1 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)  1.25%
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2007)
 - Total 89,787
 - Density 4,903.64/sq mi (1,893.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33300-33399
Area code(s) 954 754
FIPS code 12-69700[1]
GNIS feature ID 0291850[2]
Website http://www.sunrisefl.gov

Sunrise is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. Originally called "Sunrise Golf Village,"[3] the name did not sit well with the retirees whom developers wanted to attract, so a change was made to "Sunrise." As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,779. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 90,227.[4]

It is home to the Sawgrass Mills Mall, currently the fourth largest outlet shopping mall in the United States. The Florida Panthers of the NHL play in Sunrise at BankAtlantic Center.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 85,779 people, 33,308 households, and 22,249 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,819.8/km² (4,712.5/mi²). There were 35,661 housing units at an average density of 756.5/km² (1,959.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.48% White (57% were Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 20.47% African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.08% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.46% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.08% of the population.

There were 33,308 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,998, and the median income for a family was $47,908. Males had a median income of $35,706 versus $28,147 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,713. About 7.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 71.92%, while Spanish was 16.75%, French Creole was at 2.53%, Yiddish at 1.14%, Portuguese at 1.01%, Italian at 0.84%, French at 0.83%, Hebrew at 0.61%, and Chinese at 0.59% of the population.[6]

As of 2000, Sunrise had the 107th highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 2.29% of the city's population,[7] and the sixtieth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.44% of the city's population (tied with Weehawken, New Jersey.)[8] It also had the fourteenth most Jamaican-populated area in the US, with 7.6% of all residents,[9] and the fifty-third highest concentration of Haitians (tied with Lake Alfred and Miami Gardens' Bunche Park neighborhood) at 2.8% of the population.[10]

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Simple English

Sunrise is a city of Florida in the United States.


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