Broward County is the 2nd most populated county in Florida and the 17th most populated county in the state of Florida, behind Bexar County, Texas. Its county seat is Fort Lauderdale, which, at around 175,015 people, is Broward County’s largest city by population. The bordering counties are Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Collier, and Hendry.
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Broward County had a population of 194 million people in 2017, putting it well above the average national population size of 10,000 people. Miami-Dade, with a population of roughly 2,762 people, is the most populated county in Florida and the 7th in the United States. The next most populous county in Florida after Broward is Palm Beach, which is the 25th largest county in the United States.
If you’re looking for someone and only have a name and their general whereabouts, you can narrow your search by considering the demographic of the people in Broward County.
The average age for all residents of Broward County was 40.2 in 2017, which was a slight increase from 40 years of age in 2016. Those who were born in the United States and live in the county tend to be younger than those who are foreign-born - 33 years old compared to 48.
There are slightly more females than males living in Broward County, but only a minor difference of 51% women compared to 49% men. 55% of the county are single (45% are married) and there are an average of 2.8 persons per household. If you’re searching for someone by name alone, consider they may have had a name change due to nuptials.
As of 2017, 32.3% of the population of Broward County were born outside the country, which is up from 31.9% in 2016. This is higher than the national average of 13.7%. Although there are 1.22 times more White Alone residents than any other race or ethnicity (702,000 people, or 36.2% of the population), there is still a large Hispanic/Latino community of 574,400 people (29.7% of the population). The third largest ethnic group is Black/African American Alone (535,000 people, or 27.7% of the population). The three most common countries of origin outside of the United States are Cuba, Haiti, and Columbia, which is not surprising, as the three most common non-English languages spoken are Spanish (26.5% of the population), Haitian (5.75%), and Portuguese (1.82%).
The median property value in 2017 was $260,700, which is 12 times larger than the national average of $217,600. This is a 5.93% increase from $246,100 in 2016. Due to these prices, only 62.2% of the population own a home, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. Fortunately, the median household income also increased from $54,212 in 2016 to $56,842 in 2017.
The three largest industries in Broward County are Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services. The highest paid profession is within the field of Management of Companies and Enterprises. To search for someone by their industry or occupation, utilize our yellow pages.
Broward County, located in southeastern Florida, has a land area of 1,209.79 square miles, making it the state’s 7th largest county in terms of size. Broward’s urbanized area occupies 427.8 square miles of land. According to data from the 2010 census, there are approximately 1,951,260 people per square mile living in the county.
The largest portion of Broward are the 796.9 square miles of wetlands, called the Conservation Area, that extends west to Collier County. These wetlands make up part of the Everglades National Park. At its widest points, the county stretches approximately 50.3 miles east to west and 27.4 miles from north to south, averaging 5 to 25 feet in elevation.
The state of Florida is prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and tropical storms. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew passed through Miami-Dade County, causing $100 million in damage to Broward County. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida, which caused almost universal power outages and was the most devastating storm in Broward County since Hurricane King in 1950.
Unfortunately, Broward County is higher than the national average for property crimes. On a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), it comes in at 47.5, and the average for the United States is 35.4. Property crime includes theft, burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. It’s worth noting however that property crime means there is no physical violence against the victim, i.e. these crimes are based on the owner being absent or asleep. In regards to violent crimes, Broward County comes in at 25.1, which is also higher than the national average of 22.7. If you have specific concerns about someone, run a background check to find out if they have a criminal record.
Official Name: Broward County
Name Meaning: At its founding, Broward County was going to be called Everglades County, but then-Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Ion Farris, amended the bill that established the county to name it in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909.
Year Formed: Although settlers came to the area as far back as 1400 B.C., Broward County was founded in 1915. That year, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed equal portions of land to create Broward County.
Total Sq Miles: 1,209.79