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Broward County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2017, the population was 1,935,878,[1] making it the second-most populous county in Florida
Florida
and the 17th-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Fort Lauderdale.[2] Broward County is one of the three counties in South Florida
Florida
that make up the Miami
Miami
metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2010 census.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Adjacent counties

3 Demographics

3.1 2015 5-Year American Community Survey

3.1.1 Households & Families 3.1.2 Age 3.1.3 Race, Ancestry & Nationality 3.1.4 Income

3.2 2010 Census 3.3 2000 Census 3.4 Languages

4 Economy 5 Communities

5.1 Formerly unincorporated neighborhoods 5.2 Census-designated places 5.3 Other unincorporated areas

6 Government

6.1 Politics 6.2 Voter registration 6.3 Statewide elections

7 Education

7.1 Primary and secondary schools 7.2 Regionally accredited Colleges and universities 7.3 Other Adult Education Providers 7.4 Public libraries

8 Transportation

8.1 Airports 8.2 Public transportation 8.3 Major expressways 8.4 Railroads 8.5 Street grid 8.6 Greenways System

9 Sites of interest

9.1 Museums & Historical Collections 9.2 Nature & Wildlife Areas 9.3 Other Areas & Attractions

10 See also 11 References 12 External links

12.1 Government links/Constitutional offices

12.1.1 Special
Special
districts 12.1.2 Judicial branch

12.2 Tourism links 12.3 Official sites

History[edit]

Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (1857-1910)

Although the area has been settled since about 1400 B.C., Broward County was founded on April 30, 1915.[3] It was intended to be named Everglades
Everglades
County, but then-Speaker of the Florida
Florida
House of Representatives Ion Farris amended the bill that established the county to be named in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor of Florida
Florida
from 1905 to 1909.[4] Throughout his term as Governor, Broward championed Everglades
Everglades
drainage and was remembered for his campaign to turn the Everglades
Everglades
into “useful land”. This opened up much of today's urban Broward County for development, first as agricultural land and later as residential. A year before Broward became Governor, Dania became the first incorporated community of what is now Broward County, followed by Pompano during his term in 1908, and Fort Lauderdale in 1911 shortly after his term ended. In 1915, Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County
and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create Broward County.[3] Broward County began a huge development boom after its incorporation, with the first "tourist hotel", in Fort Lauderdale, opening in 1919. A year later, developers began dredging wetlands in the county to create island communities.[3] By 1925, the boom was considered to have reached its peak, but a 1926 hurricane caused economic depression in the county.[3] The county saw another population and development boom post- World War II
World War II
where the transformation from agricultural to urbanized residential area began, and another boom between the 1950s and the late 1960s. The effects of a national recession hit the county in 1974 and the population growth finally slowed. The structure of county government was signed into law in 1975 with the passage of the Broward County charter.[3] In 1977 a Land Use Plan was passed and was a major step in limiting urban sprawl.

The Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
harbor and skyline

Geography[edit] According to the U.S. Census
Census
Bureau, the county has an area of 1,323 square miles (3,430 km2), of which 1,210 square miles (3,100 km2) is land and 113 square miles (290 km2) (8.5%) is water.[5] Broward County has an average elevation of six feet (1.8 m) above sea level. It is rather new geologically and at the eastern edge of the Florida
Florida
Platform, a carbonate plateau created millions of years ago. Broward County is composed of Oolite
Oolite
limestone while western Broward is composed mostly of Bryozoa.[6] Broward is among the last areas of Florida
Florida
to be created and populated with fauna and flora, mostly in the Pleistocene. Of developable land in Broward County, approximately 471 square miles (1,219.9 km2), the majority is built upon, as the urban area is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east and the Everglades
Everglades
Wildlife Management Area to the west. Within developable land, Broward County has a population density of 3,740 per square mile (1,444 per square kilometer). Broward approved the construction of Osborne Reef, an artificial reef made of tires off the Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
beach, but it has proven an environmental disaster.[7] Adjacent counties[edit]

Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County
- north Miami-Dade
Miami-Dade
County - south Collier County - west Hendry County - northwest

Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1920 5,135

1930 20,094

291.3%

1940 39,794

98.0%

1950 83,933

110.9%

1960 333,946

297.9%

1970 620,100

85.7%

1980 1,018,200

64.2%

1990 1,255,488

23.3%

2000 1,623,018

29.3%

2010 1,748,066

7.7%

Est. 2017 1,935,878 [8] 10.7%

U.S. Decennial Census[9] 1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11] 1990-2000[12] 2010-2015[1]

2015 5-Year American Community Survey[edit]

City skyline, featuring Las Olas River House
Las Olas River House
(center), 110 Tower
110 Tower
(far right), and Bank of America Plaza (far left)

A yacht in Fort Lauderdale's harbor

Households & Families[edit] As of the 2015 5-year ACS, Broward County had 1,843,152 people, 670,284 households, and 425,680 families. Of the 670,284 households in Broward County, 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.43.[13] Age[edit] In the county, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.[14] Race, Ancestry & Nationality[edit] The racial makeup of the county was 62.3% White, 17.1% Hispanic, 12.2% Black or African American, 5.07% Asian, 2.20% from two or more races, 0.66% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, and 0.20% from some other race. The racial makeup of the total Hispanic population in Broward County was: 65.8% White, 5.90% Native American, 2.06% Black or African American, 0.33% Asian, 0.86% Pacific Islander, 26.23% were some other race and 4.57% were from two or more races.[15] In 2015, with relation to ancestry (excluding the various Hispanic and Latino ancestries), 7.38% were Italian, 7.70% American, 6.44% German, 6.54% Irish, and 0.68% English ancestry. Also, among West Indians, 6.33% were Haitian and 5.96% were Jamaican.[16] In 2015, 32.2% of the county’s population was foreign born, with 18.14% being naturalized American citizens.[17] Of foreign born residents, 78.9% were born in Latin America, 7.88% were born in Europe, 8.52% born in Asia, 3.11% in North America, 1.34% born in Africa
Africa
and 0.15 were born in Oceania.[18] Income[edit] As of the 2015 5-year ACS, the median income for a household in the county was $51,968, and the median income for a family was $61,809.[19] Of full-time workers, males had a median income of $46,372 versus $39,690 for females.[20] The per capita income for the county was $28,381. About 11.2% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under the age 18 and 12.6% of those aged 65 or over.[21] 2010 Census[edit] U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
2010 Ethnic/Race Demographics:[22][23][24]

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)[22](63.1% when including White Hispanics) Black (non-Hispanic) (26.7% when including Black Hispanics): 17.7%(12.8% West Indian/ Afro-Caribbean American
Afro-Caribbean American
[5.7% Haitian, 5.3% Jamaican, 0.4% Trinidadian and Tobagonian, 0.4% Other or Unspecified West Indian, 0.3% Bahamian, 0.2% British West Indian, 0.1% Barbadian,] 0.8% Subsaharan African)[22][25] Hispanic or Latino of any race: 26.9% (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)[24][26] 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)[23][24] Two or more races: 2.9% American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1% Other Races: 3.7% (0.7% Arab)[22]

In 2010, 4.7% of the population considered themselves to be of only "American" ancestry (regardless of race or ethnicity.)[22] As of 2010, Haitians made up the largest population of immigrants, with Jamaicans coming in second, Colombians in third, followed by Cuban exiled refugees in fourth place, then Peruvians, Venezuelans, Brazilians, Dominicans, Canadians, and Mexicans being the tenth highest group of expatriates.[27] The county also houses many British, French, German, and Spanish expatriates. There were 810,388 households out of which 28.61% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.80% were married couples living together, 15.28% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.67% were non-families. 28.79% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.07% (3.31% male and 7.76% female) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.14.[22][28] The age distribution is 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.[28] The median income for a household in the county was $51,694, and the median income for a family was $62,619. Males had a median income of $44,935 versus $36,813 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,631. About 9.1% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those aged 65 or over.[29] In 2010, 30.9% of the county's population was foreign born, with 49.2% being naturalized American citizens. Of foreign born residents, 77.4% were born in Latin America, 9.0% were born in Europe, 8.4% born in Asia, 3.5% in North America, 1.6% born in Africa, and 0.1% were born in Oceania.[22] According to the 2010 U.S. Census,[30] Broward County is the 9th largest county with same sex households. As of the 2010 Census, there were 9,125 same sex households out of a total of 686,047 households (1.33%).[30] 2000 Census[edit] As of the census of 2000, there were 1,623,018 people, 654,445 households, and 411,645 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,346 people per square mile (520/km²). There were 741,043 housing units at an average density of 615 per square mile (237/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.57% White (58% were Non-Hispanic),[31] 20.54% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.00% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. 16.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. In 2000, with relation to ancestry (excluding the various Hispanic and Latino ancestries), 9.4% were Italian, 7.4% American, 6.8% German, 6.7% Irish, and 4% English ancestry. Also, among West Indians, 5.99% were Haitian and were 5.91% Jamaican.[32] Broward was the only county in the nation outside the Northeast in which Italian-Americans
Italian-Americans
formed the largest ethnic group in 2000. They are concentrated mainly in the Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
area.[32] There were 654,445 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and % had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.07. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males. The median income for a household in the county was $41,691, and the median income for a family was $50,531. Males had a median income of $36,741 versus $28,529 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,170. About 8.7% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over. As of 2005, Broward County led the nation's metropolitan areas in new AIDS
AIDS
diagnoses, with a reported rate 58.4 new AIDS
AIDS
diagnoses per 100,000 people. County officials think the numbers may stem from a new and successful HIV
HIV
testing campaign that has resulted in many people being diagnosed with AIDS
AIDS
at the same time they've been diagnosed with HIV.[33] Without the implementation of the new testing campaign, the reported numbers of new diagnoses would have probably been lower. Languages[edit] As of 2010, 63.44% of all residents spoke English as their first language, while 22.22% spoke Spanish, 5.42% French Creole (mostly Haitian Creole,) 1.48% Portuguese, 1.41% French, and 0.59% of the population spoke Italian as their mother language. In total, 36.56% of the population spoke languages other than English as their primary language.[34] Since many immigrants are coming from the Anglophone Caribbean, where English is spoken, the change is not as fast as the rate of immigration would suggest.[citation needed] Economy[edit] Silver Airways
Silver Airways
has its headquarters on the property of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in an unincorporated area. [35][36][37] Other companies with headquarters in unincorporated areas include Locair.[38] When Chalk's International Airlines
Chalk's International Airlines
existed, its headquarters was on the grounds of the airport in an unincorporated area.[39] When Bimini Island Air existed, its headquarters were in an unincorporated area.[40] Communities[edit]

Map of the municipalities (colored areas) and unincorporated communities (grey areas) of Broward County

Municipality populations are based on the 2015 5-year American Community Survey.[41][42]

# Incorporated Community Designation Date incorporated Population

2 Coconut Creek City 000000001967-02-20-0000February 20, 1967 56,816

26 Cooper City City 000000001959-06-20-0000June 20, 1959 33,382

4 Coral Springs City 000000001963-07-10-0000July 10, 1963 126,673

23 Dania Beach City 000000001904-11-30-0000November 30, 1904 30,878

22 Davie Town 000000001925-11-16-0000November 16, 1925 97,372

3 Deerfield Beach City 000000001925-06-11-0000June 11, 1925 78,227

16 Fort Lauderdale City 000000001911-03-27-0000March 27, 1911 173,570

31 Hallandale Beach City 000000001927-05-11-0000May 11, 1927 38,725

8 Hillsboro Beach Town 000000001939-06-12-0000June 12, 1939 1,568

24 Hollywood City 000000001925-11-28-0000November 28, 1925 146,791

11 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Town 000000001927-11-30-0000November 30, 1927 6,313

17 Lauderdale Lakes City 000000001961-06-22-0000June 22, 1961 34,103

18 Lauderhill City 000000001959-06-20-0000June 20, 1959 69,979

15 Lazy Lake Village 000000001953-06-03-0000June 3, 1953 33

7 Lighthouse Point City 000000001956-06-13-0000June 13, 1956 10,842

5 Margate City 000000001955-05-30-0000May 30, 1955 55,678

28 Miramar City 000000001955-05-26-0000May 26, 1955 131,384

10 North Lauderdale City 000000001963-07-10-0000July 10, 1963 42,853

13 Oakland Park City 000000001929-06-10-0000June 10, 1929 43,347

1 Parkland City 000000001963-07-10-0000July 10, 1963 27,114

30 Pembroke Park Town 000000001957-10-10-0000October 10, 1957 6,244

27 Pembroke Pines City 000000001959-03-02-0000March 2, 1959 162,243

20 Plantation City 000000001953-04-30-0000April 30, 1953 89,904

6 Pompano Beach City 000000001908-06-06-0000June 6, 1908 104,741

12 Sea Ranch Lakes Village 000000001959-10-06-0000October 6, 1959 701

25 Southwest Ranches Town 000000002000-06-06-0000June 6, 2000 7,676

19 Sunrise City 000000001961-06-22-0000June 22, 1961 89,942

9 Tamarac City 000000001963-08-15-0000August 15, 1963 63,227

29 West Park City 000000002005-03-01-0000March 1, 2005 14,779

21 Weston City 000000001996-09-03-0000September 3, 1996 68,423

14 Wilton Manors City 000000001947-05-13-0000May 13, 1947 12,133

Formerly unincorporated neighborhoods[edit]

Bonnie Loch-Woodsetter North in Pompano Beach. Broadview-Pompano Park in North Lauderdale. Broward Estates in Lauderhill. Carver Ranches in West Park. Chambers Estates in Dania Beach. Chula Vista Isles in Fort Lauderdale. Collier Manor-Cresthaven in Pompano Beach. Country Estates in Southwest Ranches. Crystal Lake in Deerfield Beach. Edgewater in Dania Beach. Estates of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
in Dania Beach, and partially in Hollywood. Godfrey Road in Parkland. Golden Heights in Fort Lauderdale. Green Meadow in Southwest Ranches.

Hacienda Village in Davie. Hillsboro Ranches in Coconut Creek. Ivanhoe Estates in Southwest Ranches. Kendall Green in Pompano Beach. Lake Forest in West Park. Leisureville in Pompano Beach. Loch Lomond in Pompano Beach. Melrose Park in Fort Lauderdale. Miami
Miami
Gardens in West Park.

North Andrews Gardens in Oakland Park. Oak Point in Hollywood. Palm Aire in Fort Lauderdale. Pine Island Ridge in Davie. Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
Highlands in Pompano Beach. Pompano Estates in Pompano Beach. Ravenswood Estates in Dania Beach. Ramblewood East in Coral Springs. Riverland Village in Fort Lauderdale. Rock Island in Fort Lauderdale.

Rolling Oaks in Southwest Ranches. Royal Palm Ranches in Cooper City. St. George in Lauderhill. Sunshine Acres in Davie. Sunshine Ranches in Southwest Ranches. Tedder in Deerfield Beach. Terra Mar in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and partially in Pompano Beach. Twin Lakes North of Prospect Road, in Fort Lauderdale. South of Prospect Road, in Oakland Park. Utopia in West Park. Village Park in North Lauderdale. West Ken-Lark in Lauderhill.

Census-designated places[edit]

Boulevard Gardens Broadview Park Franklin Park Hillsboro Pines Roosevelt Gardens Washington Park

Other unincorporated areas[edit]

Andytown Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Government[edit]

Broward County Mayors

Name Start of Term End of Term

Barbara Sharief Nov. 17, 2016 Nov. 17, 2017

Marty Kiar Nov. 17, 2015 Nov. 17, 2016

Tim Ryan Nov. 18, 2014 Nov. 17, 2015

Barbara Sharief Nov. 19, 2013 Nov. 18, 2014

The Broward County Charter
Charter
provides for a separation between the legislative and administrative functions of government. The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative branch of Broward County Government. The County Commission is composed of nine members elected by district. Each Commissioner must be a resident of the district for which he or she seeks election. Each year the Commission elects a Mayor
Mayor
and Vice Mayor. The Mayor's functions include serving as presiding officer, and as the County's official representative. The Commission appoints the County Administrator, County Attorney and County Auditor. The Commission also appoints numerous advisory and regulatory boards. The County Commission meets in formal session the first four Tuesdays of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Room 422 of the Broward County Governmental Center. Over 507,000 cable subscribers in Broward County have access to Government-access television
Government-access television
(GATV) coverage of Commission meetings, which are broadcast live beginning at 10:00 a.m. each Tuesday, and rebroadcast at 5:30 p.m. the following Friday. Meetings can also be viewed via webcasting at www.broward.org. Politics[edit]

Previous Presidential Elections Results[43]

Year Republican Democratic Third Parties

2016 31.16% 260,951 66.08% 553,320 2.76% 23,117

2012 32.23% 244,101 67.12% 508,312 0.65% 4,941

2008 32.34% 237,729 67.02% 492,640 0.64% 4,722

2004 34.61% 244,674 64.21% 453,873 1.18% 8,325

2000 30.93% 177,939 67.41% 387,760 1.66% 9,540

1996 28.29% 142,870 63.51% 320,779 8.20% 41,449

1992 30.92% 164,832 51.85% 276,361 17.23% 91,857

1988 50.00% 220,316 49.54% 218,274 0.46% 2,015

1984 56.68% 254,608 43.32% 194,584 0.01% 34

1980 55.95% 229,693 35.64% 146,323 8.42% 34,545

1976 47.15% 161,411 51.55% 176,491 1.30% 4,441

1972 72.41% 196,528 27.31% 74,127 0.28% 754

1968 54.50% 106,122 29.07% 56,613 16.43% 31,992

1964 55.49% 85,264 44.51% 68,406

1960 58.82% 68,294 41.18% 47,811

1956 72.45% 43,552 27.55% 16,561

1952 69.10% 26,506 30.90% 11,854

1948 50.88% 9,933 36.35% 7,096 12.76% 2,492

1944 47.45% 5,583 52.55% 6,183

1940 38.31% 3,988 61.69% 6,422

1936 30.30% 1,906 69.70% 4,385

1932 34.27% 1,717 65.73% 3,293

1928 63.63% 2,889 34.45% 1,564 1.92% 87

1924 41.45% 407 42.87% 421 15.68% 154

1920 44.24% 442 41.54% 415 14.21% 142

1916 22.57% 158 54.57% 382 22.86% 160

Voter registration[edit] According to the Secretary of State's office, Democrats maintain a majority among registered voters in Broward County. The county is also one of the few counties in the state where Independents outnumber Republicans among registrants.

Broward County Voter Registration & Party Enrollment as of August 31, 2017[44]

Political Party Total Voters Percentage

Republican 254,773 21.58%

Independent 327,004 27.70%

Democratic 595,323 50.44%

Third Parties 3,269 0.28%

Total 1,180,369 100%

Statewide elections[edit] Over the past 50 years, Broward County has gone from solidly Republican to solidly Democratic. In the 1964 presidential election for example, the county supported Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater
by a 56-44 margin, even as he lost in a landslide nationwide, and in the 1972 presidential election, Broward County voters strongly backed Richard Nixon over George McGovern. From the 1976 presidential election onward, however, voters of Broward County have supported the Democratic presidential nominee over the Republican nominee by increasing majorities, except in the three Republican landslide elections of the 80s. Broward County is now the most reliably Democratic county in the state,[45][46] with the exception of the much less populous and majority African American
African American
Gadsden County in North Florida. This change in voting tendencies can be attributed to the large migrations of middle and upper-class snowbirds and transplants from more liberal states, a growing LGBT
LGBT
community, liberal positions on social issues such as abortion and gun control, and naturalized U.S. citizens born in places such as Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Previous Gubernatorial Elections Results

Year Republican Democratic Third Parties

2014 29.52% 138,394 (Scott/Incumbent) 68.02% 318,950 (Crist) 2.46% 11,549

2010 33.40% 140,445 (Scott) 64.59% 271,606 (Sink) 2.01% 8,480

2006 35.09% 143,043 (Crist) 62.81% 256,072 (Davis) 2.10% 8,558

2002 40.02% 175,756 (Bush/Incumbent) 59.05% 259,370 (McBride) 0.93% 4,076

1998 37.93% 137,494 (Bush) 62.07% 225,010 (McKay) 0.00% 8

1994 34.61% 138,333 (Bush) 65.39% 261,368 (Chiles/Incumbent) 0.00% 11

Education[edit] Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Broward College
Broward College
South Campus administration building

Broward County Schools
Broward County Schools
has the sixth largest school district in the country and the second largest in the state after Dade. Regionally accredited Colleges and universities[edit]

Broward College Florida
Florida
Atlantic University Campus Locations - Main Campus in Palm Beach County Nova Southeastern University Keiser University

Other Adult Education Providers[edit]

DeVry University University of Phoenix The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Florida
Florida
Career College Brown Mackie College Atlantic Technical Center and Technical High School McFatter Technical College and Technical High School Sheridan Technical College and Technical High School

Public libraries[edit] The Broward County Library
Broward County Library
is one of the largest public library systems in the country, comprising 41 branch locations. There are also five municipal public libraries in the county that are not part of the Broward County Library: Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library, Lighthouse Point Library, Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library, and Parkland Public Library. Transportation[edit] Airports[edit]

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
serves as the primary airport of the Broward County area. The airport is bounded by the cities Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania Beach,[37] three miles (5 km) southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale[47] and 21 miles (34 km) north of Miami. The airport is near cruise line terminals at Port Everglades
Port Everglades
and is popular among tourists bound for the Caribbean. Since the late 1990s, FLL has become an intercontinental gateway, although Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport
still handles most long-haul flights. FLL is ranked as the 19th busiest airport (in terms of passenger traffic) in the United States, as well as the nation's 14th busiest international air gateway and one of the world's 50 busiest airports. FLL is classified by the US Federal Aviation Administration as a "major hub" facility serving commercial air traffic. In 2017 the airport processed 32,511,053 passengers[48] (11.3% more than 2016) including 7,183,275 international passengers (18.6% more than 2016).

North Perry Airport Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Executive Airport Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
Airpark Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Heliport

A Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit
bus in the current "Breeze" livery.

Public transportation[edit]

Broward County Transit Tri-Rail Sun Trolley

Major expressways[edit]

Interstate 95 as it passes through Fort Lauderdale. The city's skyline can be seen in the background.

Interstate 95 Interstate 75 Interstate 595 ( Port Everglades
Port Everglades
Expressway) Florida's Turnpike
Florida's Turnpike
(SR 91) Homestead Extension (SR 821) State Road 869 (Sawgrass Expressway)

Railroads[edit]

Tri-rail
Tri-rail
and Amtrak
Amtrak
run through Broward.

Street grid[edit] A street grid stretches throughout Broward County. Most of this grid is loosely based on three primary eastern municipalities, (from South to North) Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Pompano Beach. Deerfield Beach—another primary eastern municipality—has its own street grid, as do two smaller municipalities—Dania and Hallandale. Greenways System[edit] Construction is underway on a network of recreational trails to connect cities and points of interest in the county.[49][50][51] Sites of interest[edit]

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Fort Lauderdale

Stranahan House, Fort Lauderdale

Museums & Historical Collections[edit]

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Fort Lauderdale Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Antique Car Museum, Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Historical Society, Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Museum, Fort Lauderdale NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale Plantation Historical Museum, Plantation Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale The African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale[52] The International Game Fish Association, including the Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, in Dania Beach The International Swimming Hall of Fame, near the Atlantic Ocean, in Fort Lauderdale The Museum of Discovery and Science, Downtown Fort Lauderdale Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, Dania Beach Young at Art Museum, Davie

Nature & Wildlife Areas[edit]

Butterfly World, Coconut Creek

Anne Knolb Nature Center, Hollywood Butterfly World, a botanical sanctuary in Coconut Creek Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek Flamingo Gardens, a botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary Secret Woods Nature Center, Dania Beach Sawgrass Recreation Park The Everglades
Everglades
parks, which have multiple entrances in Broward County

Other Areas & Attractions[edit]

Hollywood Beach Boardwalk

Beach Place, a strip of stores, restaurants, and bars across the street from the beach along the Atlantic coast, in Ft. Lauderdale Broward Center for the Performing Arts Hollywood Boardwalk Florida
Florida
Grand Opera Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Swap Shop (colloquially known to locals as simply the Swap Shop) Sawgrass Mills, a large outlet shopping mall in Sunrise The BB&T Center in Sunrise, where the NHL's Florida
Florida
Panthers play their games The Festival Flea Market Mall
Festival Flea Market Mall
in Pompano Beach, America's largest indoor flea market Riverwalk (Fort Lauderdale)

Additionally, with 23 miles of beach, Broward County is a popular destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, and droves of young Spring break tourists from around the world.[53][54] See also[edit]

Miami
Miami
portal

List of tallest buildings in Fort Lauderdale National Register of Historic Places listings in Broward County, Florida List of counties in Florida

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External links[edit]

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Government links/Constitutional offices[edit]

Broward County Government / Board of County Commissioners Broward County Supervisor of Elections Broward County Property Appraiser Broward County Sheriff's Office

Special
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districts[edit]

Broward County Public Schools Broward Health (formerly North Broward Hospital District) South Broward Hospital District(Memorial Healthcare System) Broward Soil and Water Conservation District South Florida
Florida
Water Management District

Judicial branch[edit]

Broward County Clerk of Courts Broward County Clerk of Courts Records Broward County Public Defender Broward State Attorney's Office, 17th Judicial Circuit Circuit and County Court for the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Tourism links[edit]

Greater Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Convention and Visitors Bureau The Waterfront News local newspaper for Broward County, Florida
Florida
fully and openly available in the Florida
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Digital Newspaper Library

Official sites[edit]

The Broward Alliance (Broward County's official public/private partnership for economic development)

Coordinates: 26°07′28″N 80°14′58″W / 26.124354°N 80.249503°W / 26.124354; -80.249503

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