Broward County, Florida

Coordinates: 26°11′37″N 80°28′36″W / 26.193535°N 80.476683°W / 26.193535; -80.476683
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Broward County
Images, from top down, left to right: Fort Lauderdale skyline; Tarpon River neighborhood; Dania Beach pier; FLA Live Arena; docked boats in Pompano Beach
Location in Florida
Location in Florida
Broward County is located in the United States
Broward County
Broward County
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 26°11′37″N 80°28′36″W / 26.193535°N 80.476683°W / 26.193535; -80.476683[1]
Country United States
State Florida
Metro areaMiami
FoundedApril 30, 1915
Named forNapoleon B. Broward
County seat Fort Lauderdale
Largest cityFort Lauderdale
Incorporated cities24
 • Total1,323 sq mi (3,426 km2)
 • Land1,203 sq mi (3,116 km2)
 • Water120 sq mi (310 km2)
Highest elevation29 ft (9 m)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
 • Total1,944,375
 • Rank17th in the United States
2nd in Florida
 • Density1,618/sq mi (625/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Area codes754, 954
FIPS code12011
GNIS feature ID295753
Primary airportFort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Secondary airportMiami International Airport (MIA)
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
Interstateslink = Interstate 75 in Florida link = Interstate 95 in Florida link = Interstate 595 (Florida)
U.S. Routeslink = U.S. Route 1 in Florida link = U.S. Route 27 in Florida link = U.S. Route 441 in Florida
State roadslink = Florida's Turnpike link = Florida State Road A1A

Broward County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2020, 1,944,375 people lived there.[3] This makes it the second most populated county in the state. Its county seat is Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Broward County is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to more than 6 million people at the 2020 census.[3]

In the U.S. Census of 2020 the Ethnic/Race Demographics were:

  • White (non-Hispanic): 33.1%
  • White including "White Hispanics": 39.9%
  • Black (non-Hispanic): 26.6%
  • Black including Black Hispanics: 27.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race: 31.3%
  • Asian (non-Hispanic): 3.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native (non-Hispanic): 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Other Races (non-Hispanic): 1.1%
  • Two or more races (non-Hispanic): 3.8%

Broward county was created in 1915 and was named with the second surname name of the former Florida governor: Napoleon Bonaparte Broward. Since then it has had a great growth in the XX century, mainly as "retirement place" for old people from northeastern US and French Canada.[4]

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  2. "Pine Island Ridge Natural Area". Archived from the original on 2018-07-10. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "P2: HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE - Census Bureau Table". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  4. History of Broward county