Index to Past Editions
Broward-by-the-Numbers is an information service provided by the Planning Services Division. Each month a summary of demographic/economic data about Broward County is posted on our web site. Click on a link to see each report in PDF.
- Diversity in Broward County (PDF)
New data from Census 2000 show dramatic changes in the demography of Broward County: One-quarter of residents are now foreign born; more than two-thirds of immigrants are from Latin America; and more than 225,000 foreign citizens live in Broward.
- Broward County Statistics (PDF)
Quick Facts for Broward County: Do you know the area of Broward County? Is Broward County becoming more diverse? What is the largest age group in the County? How has the County changed from 1990 to 2000?
- Population Projections (PDF)
This report details the Broward County Population Forecasting Model developed by the Broward County Planning Services Division.
- State of the County Economy (PDF)
The tragic events of 9/11 have been blamed for many of the negatives in the economy nationwide and locally. However, a review of economic data indicates that the local economy is now recovering.
- Overview of Poverty Characteristics (PDF)
Broward is an affluent county, which has pockets in which conditions of poverty are concentrated; one-in-ten residents is poor, including more than 58,000 children and 25,000 seniors. Most poor families have at least one working adult.
- Haitian-Creole-Speaking Population (PDF)
More than 62,000 Broward County residents have Haitian ancestry, and 53,000 speak French-Creole, including 14,000 children.
- Generalized Residential For Broward County Municipalities and the Unincorporated Area Fees (PDF)
This report is a comparison of Municipal taxes and nonproperty fees for the municipalities and the Unincorporated Area.
- Broward County's Labor Force (PDF)
Broward County is home to 802,000 working people, including 39,000 that are self-employed. One in four residents commutes to a job outside Broward County; meanwhile, 21,000 work from their homes.
- The Senior Population (PDF)
This edition of Broward-by-the-Numbers explores Broward County’s population 65 years and older.
- The School Aged Population (PDF)
School enrollment increased significantly during the past decade, due to population growth. The school-aged population grew by 58 percent between 1990 and 2000.
- County Population by Age (PDF)
This report examines the changing age composition of Broward County’s population and compares the County to the Nation, State and adjacent counties.
- Hispanic Population (PDF)
Hispanic persons are one of the largest minority groups in Broward County with over 271,000 residents. This population continues to grow faster than any other group.
- Changes in Household and Family Composition (PDF)
Married Couples, although still the predominant household type, no longer account for the majority of households in Broward County. Single parent households have almost doubled since 1980. 22% of single parent families are headed by men, an increase of 275% since 1980.
- Annexation History Since April 2000 (PDF)
Since April 1, 2000, over 45,000 residents in 20 neighborhoods have been annexed into municipalities. As of September 15, 2003, 81,947 residents live in unincorporated neighborhoods.
- Commuting Patterns (PDF)
Almost 275,000 workers travel across Broward County lines to get from home to work, including 168,000 Broward residents that have jobs in Miami-Dade or Palm Beach counties. Broward County is a net exporter of labor within the Tri-County region.
- Mobile Homes (PDF)
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 26,834 mobile homes in Broward County, compared with 27,918 in 1990. Mobile homes decreased over this period by 3.9% while total housing units grew by 15.1%
- Affordable Housing in Broward (PDF)
In 2000, one-in-five Broward households have an annual income less than $35,000 and pay at least 30% of their income on housing costs. Rental households experience the most difficulty as 40% all rentals spend at least 30% of their income on housing.
- Population Change: The Increase in Racial Diversity (PDF)
Since 1990, Broward has risen from the 16th to the third most racially diverse county in Florida. Broward County is now more racially diverse than Miami-Dade. Projections indicate that Broward’s population will become increasingly diverse by 2030.
- Distribution of Hispanic Communities (PDF)
Among Broward County’s many Hispanic population groups the Puerto Rican and Colombian communities are the most dispersed, whereas the Cuban population is more concentrated.
- The Southeast Florida MSA (PDF)
The new Southeast Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the sixth largest in the United States. This MSA has grown by over 1.1 million since 1990. By 2030, a projected 7.4 million people will reside in this MSA.
- Unemployment Trends (PDF)
Unemployment rates for Broward County have increased since 2000. Unemployment is cyclical decreasing during the first quarter of the year. The number of people filing unemployment claims annually increased between 2000 and 2003.
- Low Income Families (PDF)
Almost 160,000 families in Broward have low or very low income. These families are clustered predominantly in central Broward communities.
- Residential Building Permits in Broward County (PDF)
The number of building permits issued for single family housing has decreased 57 percent between 2000 and 2003. Although growth in the western municipalities continues, there is an increase in multi-family construction in Broward’s eastern municipalities.
- Characteristics of the Asian Population (PDF)
Within a decade, the number of Asian residents in Broward has more than doubled. The largest groups of Asian residents were born in India, the Philippines, Israel and China.
- Broward's Youngest Residents: The Preschool Population (PDF)
More than 100,000 children under age five live in Broward County. Almost 16,000 of these preschool children live in families whose income is below the federal poverty level.
- Municipal Population Projections, 2000-2025 (PDF)
Broward County is projected to grow by almost 750,000 between 2000 and 2025. Future growth will occur in all 30 municipalities as well as in unincorporated areas of the County.
- Domestic Migration Patterns (PDF)
Between 2000 and 2003, 259,000 people moved into Broward from other counties in the United States while 233,000 moved away, resulting in a net increase of 26,000 residents due to domestic migration.
- Broward’s Black/African-American Population (PDF)
In 2000, 20 percent of Broward County residents were Black/African-American, making this the largest minority group. One third of Black/African Americans were foreign born.
- Births in Broward (PDF)
Since 2000, there have been almost 89,000 births in Broward County, despite a fall in the birth rate. Maternal age has steadily increased, while the proportion of births to teens has dropped.
- Families Headed by Women (PDF)
Female-headed families increased by 85% between 1990 and 2003. Median family income for female-headed families ($28,975) was 57% of that for all families ($50,531). The Poverty rate is two and one half times higher in female-headed families than in all families.
- Broward County’s Housing Stock (PDF)
In 2000, there were 741,000 housing units in Broward County; 49 percent were single family homes. Broward County has 200,000 rental homes and apartments, and 46,000 seasonal units.
- Rising Housing Costs (PDF)
Between 1993 and 2002, the cost of housing in Broward County increased at twice the rate of household income. The average sales price of a new single family home in Broward County is $383,000.
- Rental Housing in Broward (PDF)
Nearly 200,000 households rent in Broward County (31 percent). Most rental housing is in apartment buildings with at least ten units, but 12 percent is in single family homes.
- Zip Code Demographics (PDF)
Broward County has 53 zip codes, which range from less than 4,000 to more than 66,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2000, ten zip codes more than doubled in population.
- Dependents and the Workforce (PDF)
In 2000, there were 66 dependents (aged under 18 or over 64) for every 100 working aged residents in Broward County. This number is projected to rise to 76 by 2030.
- Home Mortgages in Broward (PDF)
The average amount borrowed to buy a home in Broward County increased 44 percent between 1999 and 2003.
- Income and Wages (PDF)
Annual wages in Broward County average $37,858 and median family income is $58,100, which are higher than statewide averages.
- The First Census of Broward County (PDF)
In honor of Broward County's 90th birthday, this edition looks at data from the 1920 Census, when only 5,135 people and 1,418 families lived in the County.
- Population and Housing Trends 2000-2004 (PDF)
Since the last Census in 2000, Broward County’s population has grown by more than 100,000. Hispanic and Black/African-American populations have grown more than 25 percent.
- Daytime Populations (PDF)
Broward County experiences a net loss of population during the daytime, because many residents commute to jobs in neighboring counties. However, the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park and Pompano Beach experience a net increase in their daytime populations.
- Unincorporated Broward (PDF)
Currently, 23,000 residents live in the unincorporated area. Since 2000, more than 40 neighborhoods have been incorporated or annexed into municipalities.
- Educational Attainment (PDF)
Countywide, 86 percent of Broward residents graduated from high school, including 36 percent that hold a college degree.
- Small Businesses in Broward (PDF)
There are 33,400 small businesses in Broward County, which provide 135,000 jobs and have a combined payrool of $4 billion.
- Broward County’s Centers of Population and Employment (PDF)
The Center of Population is located west of Florida’s Turnpike and just south of Sunrise Blvd; however, the Center of Employment is further east.
- Broward County’s Brazilian Population (PDF)
More than 22,000 Brazilians live in 4,000 households in Broward County. Portuguese is the third most commonly spoken foreign language in the County.
- New Housing in Broward (PDF)
Since May 2000, more than 23,000 new single family homes and 28,000 multi-family units have been built throughout Broward County.
- Unincorporated Broward County, 2006 (PDF)
Effective September 2006, the Unincorporated Area will be only 10.4 square miles and less than one percent of County residents will live in unincorporated neighborhoods.
- Retail Expenditures and Distribution of Purchasing Power (PDF)
Although residents in western Broward have higher levels of household spending, central and eastern Broward communities generate more spending per square mile.
- Inflation, wage rates and housing prices (PDF)
Although income and wage rates in Broward County have risen faster than the Consumer Price Index, they have been outpaced by the increase in housing prices.
- Federal Tax Credits (PDF)
In 2003, one in five taxpayers claimed Earned Income Tax Credit, resulting in a direct benefit of $267.2 million to Broward County’s lower income workers.
- Municipal Population Forecasts, 2006-2030 (PDF)
Broward County’s population is expected to grow by more than 525,000 between 2006 and 2030. Though growth will occur throughout the County; non-traditional methods will play a larger role.
- Mobile Homes in Broward County (PDF)
Between 2000 and 2007, as the total number of housing units grew by 8.1%, mobile homes decreased by 22.1%. The Florida Department of Health (FDH) reported 28,466 mobile homes in 2000 and 22,172 in 2007.
- FLASH on the Economy (PDF)
The economy is at a turning point and economic indicators are providing mixed signals regarding the economic outlook for 2008.
- Affordable Housing in Broward County (PDF)
Between 2000 and 2006, median owner household income rose nearly 27%. Over the same period, the median sales price of existing single-family homes rose nearly 148%.
- Comparison of Broward's 2006 Municipal Estimates (PDF)
During the past year, three different sets of 2006 Population Estimates were issued for Broward County Municipalities. What are their similarities? Their differences?
- Broward's In/Out-Migration according to the IRS (PDF)
The internal Revenue Service and the Census Bureau collaborate on reporting the movement of income tax filers (and their exemptions) from one year to the next in county-to-county migration flow tables.
- Broward's Population through the Year 2035 (PDF)
Revised Population Forecasts from the Planning and Redevelopment Division show little change now; but, Population Growth regains momentum during the 2010-20 decade.
- Census 2010 - Early Results (PDF)
Census 2010 introduced some changes in the way data is collected and released. Early data for Broward County shows a significantly lower population growth rate, considerable change in the makeup of the population by race/ethnicity and in age categories.
- Broward County Income and Wages (PDF)
Median household income ($51,694), median family income ($62,619) and average annual wages ($43,811) in Broward County are higher than statewide averages.
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