Broward County, Florida

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Broward County, Florida
County
Broward County
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Courthouse, Broward County, 11-21-2010 (10).JPG
The Broward County Courthouse
Logo of Broward County, Florida
Logo
Map of Florida highlighting Broward County
Location in the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded April 30, 1915
Named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward
Government
• Mayor

Beam Furr
Seat Fort Lauderdale
Largest city Fort Lauderdale
Area
 • Total 1,323 sq mi (3,427 km2)
 • Land 1,210 sq mi (3,134 km2)
 • Water 113 sq mi (293 km2), 8.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 1,935,878
 • Density 1,600/sq mi (600/km2)
Congressional districts 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.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