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—  City  —

Location of Weston, Broward County, Florida
Coordinates: 26°6′27″N 80°23′17″W / 26.1075°N 80.38806°W / 26.1075; -80.38806
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Broward
Incorporated (city) 1996
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Eric M. Hersh
 - City Manager John R. Flint
Area [1]
 - City 26.28 sq mi (68.1 km2)
 - Land 23.76 sq mi (61.5 km2)
 - Water 2.52 sq mi (6.5 km2)  9.6%
Elevation [2] 9 ft (3 m)
Population (1 July 2006)[3]
 - City 65,793
 - Density 2,074.2/sq mi (800.9/km2)
 - Metro 5,463,857
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33326-33327, 33331-33332
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-76582[4]
GNIS feature ID 1761599[5]

Weston is a city located in Broward County, Florida, USA. Established as a city in 1996, much of the community was developed by Arvida/JMB Realty and is located near the western developmental boundary of Broward County. As of 2006, the city had a total population of 65,793.[3] Weston is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[6] An 800 year old Tequesta Indian burial mound is located in the city.

In 2006, Money Magazine ranked Weston 20th in America in the "Biggest Earners" category.[7] It was also ranked as the city with largest job growth in Florida and 18th largest in the nation.[8] BusinessWeek ranked Weston as one of the "best affordable suburbs" in the United States in November 2006.[9][10] Due to it being a fully planned community, local realtors often state that "everything is located exactly where it should be."

In 2008, "Money Magazine" ranked Weston as the 73rd best place to live in America, making it the best place to live in the state of Florida. [11]



Weston is located at 26°6'27" North, 80°23'17" West (26.107534, -80.388151)[12]. The city is located at the western edge of development in Broward County. It is bordered by the following municipalities:

On its northeast: Sunrise
On its east: Davie
On its south: Southwest Ranches

According to the United States Census Bureau the city has a total area of 26.28 mi² (69.1 km²), of which 23.76 square miles (62 km2) is land and 2.52 square miles (7 km2) is water. The total area is 9.59% water.


As of April of 2005 there are 61,042 people in the city. The population density is 2,074.2/mi² (800.9/km²). There are 18,943 housing units at an average density of 797.2/mi² (307.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 87.83% White (61.8% being Non-Hispanic White,)[13] 3.72% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.93% from other races and 2.23% from two or more races. 30.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Flowers and hedges line all across Weston

There are 16,576 households out of which 51.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present and 17.6% are non-families. 13.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.29.

In the city the population is spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64 and 6.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over there are 90.2 males.

According to the 2008 estimate, the median income for a household in the city is $91,148 and the median income for a family is $113,970.[14] Males have a median income of $63,135 versus $38,119 for females. The per capita income for the city is $42,258[15]. 2.3% of the population and is below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.8% of those under the age of 18 and 8.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.[16]

Sundown in Windmill Ranches

As of 2000, English was spoken as a first language by 62.54% of the residents and Spanish speakers comprised 31.40% of the population, Portuguese speakers comprised 1.29% of the population. Other languages spoken included French at 0.82%,Korean at 0.49%, and Chinese as a mother tongue of 0.47% of all residents.[17]

As of 2000, Weston had the highest number and second highest percentage of Venezuelans, at 4.1% of the city's residents [18] and the fourteenth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 6.19% of the city's population.[19] It also had the seventy-seventh highest Cuban concentration, at 4.05% of all residents,[20] and had the forty-seventh highest percentage of Peruvians in the US, with 1.19% of the population (tied with Orange, New Jersey.)[21]



Public Elementary Schools

  • Country Isles Elementary School
  • Eagle Point Elementary School
  • Everglades Elementary School
  • Gator Run Elementary School
  • Indian Trace Elementary School
  • Manatee Bay Elementary School

Public Middle Schools

  • Falcon Cove Middle School
  • Tequesta Trace Middle School

Public High Schools

Private Schools

Institutions of Higher Learning

  • Broward College has a small campus on the second floor of the Weston Library.

Charter Schools

  • Imagine Charter School at Weston

Notable residents


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  2. ^ "Weston, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
  3. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the population for the Incorporated Places of Florida" (XLS). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
  4. ^ "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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
  7. ^ "Best Places to Live 2006: Top 25 Biggest earners". Money Magazine. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
  8. ^ "Best Places to Live 2006: Top 25 Fastest job growth". Money magazine. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
  9. ^ "Best Affordable Suburbs 2006". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
  10. ^ Freygang, Andrea and Rafkin, Janis (3 November 2006), "The New World: Weston", South Florida Business Journal,, retrieved 2007-07-23  
  11. ^ "Best Places to Live 2008". Money Magazine. Retrieved 2008-09-22.  
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  13. ^ "Demographics of Weston, FL". Retrieved 2007-10-24.  
  14. ^ "73. Weston, FL". Best place to live. Retrieved 2009-04-28.  
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  16. ^ "Weston, Florida: Poverty status in the past twelve months". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-04-28.  
  17. ^ "Modern Language Association Data Center Results of Weston, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
  18. ^ "Ancestry Map of Venezuelan Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24.  
  19. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24.  
  20. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24.  
  21. ^ "Ancestry Map of Peruvian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-24.  

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