Broward County, Florida

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Broward County
Broward County
The Broward County Courthouse
The Broward County Courthouse
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Map of Florida highlighting Broward County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
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Coordinates: 26°07′28″N 80°14′58″W / 26.124354°N 80.249503°W / 26.124354; -80.249503
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedApril 30, 1915
Named forNapoleon Bonaparte Broward
SeatFort Lauderdale
Largest cityFort Lauderdale
Area
 • Total1,323 sq mi (3,430 km2)
 • Land1,210 sq mi (3,100 km2)
 • Water113 sq mi (290 km2)  8.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
1,935,878
 • Density1,600/sq mi (600/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Websitewww.broward.org

Broward County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, 1,623,018 people lived there. This makes it the second most populated county in the state. According to 2006 U.S. Census estimates, 1,787,636 people lived there. [1] Its county seat is Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Broward County is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

In the U.S. Census of 2010 the Ethnic/Race Demographics were:

  • White (non-Hispanic): 42.5% (8.7% Irish, 8.2% Italian, 7.9% German, 5.0% English, 3.2% Polish, 2.7% Russian, 1.9% French, 1.0% Scottish, 0.8% Dutch, 0.8% Scotch-Irish, 0.8% Hungarian, 0.6% Swedish, 0.6% French Canadian, 0.5% Greek)
  • White including "White Hispanics": 63.1%
  • Black (non-Hispanic): 25.7% (12.8% West Indian/Afro-Caribbean American: 5.7% Haitian, 5.3% Jamaican, 0.4% Trinidadian and Tobagonian, 0.3% Bahamian, 0.2% British West Indian, 0.1% Barbadian) 0.8% Subsaharan African
  • Black including Black Hispanics: 26,7%
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race: 26.1% (4.8% Cuban, 4.3% Puerto Rican, 3.8% Colombian, 1.7% Mexican, 1.6% Dominican, 1.4% Peruvian, 1.3% Venezuelan, 0.7% Ecuadoran, 0.7% Honduran, 0.6% Argentinean, 0.5% Nicaraguan, 0.5% Salvadoran)
  • Asian: 3.2% (1.2% Indian, 0.6% Chinese, 0.5% Other Asian, 0.4% Filipino, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Korean)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 3.7% (0.7% Arab)

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.[1]

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  1. History of Broward county