Information About Broward County

The total estimated population is 1,623,018. Density is low at 1,346 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 1,568,597; Black: 1,145,287; American Indian: 333,304; Two or More Races: 48,642; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 36,581; Asian: 3,867; Other Race: 916; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 1,623,018 (100%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 0 (0%)

There are 410,387 foreign born residents, of which 44.7% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Jamaica: 60,241; Haiti: 47,445; Cuba: 32,572; Colombia: 32,459; Canada: 20,551; Brazil: 15,359; Peru: 12,776; U.S. Born: This State: 453,300; Northeast: 435,064; Midwest: 134,129; South: 121,404; West: 27,940;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Broward County Most Common US Birthplaces in Broward County

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 38 years.

Age Distribution

There are 109,658 married couples with children and 83,588 single-parent households (1,770 men, 81,818 women).

The median household income is $41,691 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Florida: $38,819; Broward County: $41,691;

12% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Florida: 13%; Broward County: 12%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 593,083; Government: 89,130; Self-employed: 39,045; Unpaid family work: 2,040; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 252,940; Sales and office: 235,165; Professional and related: 139,991; Office and administrative support: 125,245; Service: 124,050; Management, business, and financial operations: 112,949;

Work Types in Broward County Common Occupations in Broward County

The average commute time is 29 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 595,165; Car or truck (carpooled): 89,375; Worked at home: 21,509; Public transportation: 17,048; Walked: 9,680; Bicycle: 3,406; Motorcycle: 1,205;

Transportation to work methods in Broward County

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Broward County.

There are 741,043 housing units, of which 360,764 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 454,750; Renter: 199,695; Vacant: 86,598; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 371,159; Not Mortgaged: 83,591;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Broward County

The median single family home value is $128,600.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Florida: $1,004; Broward County: $298,725;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Florida: $551; Broward County: $199,565;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 7,762; 1940 to 1949: 12,615; 1950 to 1959: 70,767; 1960 to 1969: 127,699; 1970 to 1979: 220,745; 1980 to 1989: 157,319; 1990 to 1994: 64,154; 1995 to 1998: 60,852; 1999 to March 2000: 19,130;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 1.6% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 609,215; No Fuel: 19,952; Utility Gas: 18,715; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 4,799;