Dania Beach, Florida

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Dania Beach, Florida
City
Official seal of Dania Beach, Florida
Seal
Motto: Broward's First City
Location of Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida
Location of Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Coordinates: 26°3′18″N 80°9′11″W / 26.05500°N 80.15306°W / 26.05500; -80.15306Coordinates: 26°3′18″N 80°9′11″W / 26.05500°N 80.15306°W / 26.05500; -80.15306
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Broward
Settled 1898
Incorporated (city) November 1904
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Walter Duke
 • City Manager Robert Baldwin
Area[1]
 • City 8.3 sq mi (21.6 km2)
 • Land 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)  3.04%
Elevation 9 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 29,639
 • Density 1,414.0/sq mi (545.9/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33004
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-16335[2]
GNIS feature ID 0281279[3]
Website www.ci.dania-beach.fl.us

Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 29,639.[4] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, Dania Jai-Alai.[5] It is also the location for an amusement center named Boomers! (formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama), was home to the Pirate's World amusement park and home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.

Dania Jai Alai

History[edit]

Dania Beach was the first official city/municipality to be incorporated into Broward County dating back to the 1880s. Starting as a settlement called Modello, it was incorporated in November 1904. Most of the 35 residents were of Danish ancestry, and they changed the name of the town to Dania. In 1999, Dania formally changed its name to Dania Beach; however Dania is still commonly used to refer to the city.

In 2001, the city annexed several unincorporated areas of Broward County increasing the population by about 3,600 people.

Geography[edit]

Dania Beach is located at 26°03′18″N 80°09′11″W / 26.054916°N 80.153119°W / 26.054916; -80.153119. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.6 km2). 8.1 square miles (21.0 km2) of it is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (3.04%) is water.[4]

Dania Beach is adjacent to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 20,061 people, 9,012 households, and 4,866 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,294.2 per square mile (1,271.9/km²). There were 10,847 housing units at an average density of 1,781.2 per square mile (687.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.14% White (61.6% were Non-Hispanic White),[7] 23.74% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.01% of the population.

There were 9,012 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.0% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,125, and the median income for a family was $37,405. Males had a median income of $35,081 versus $26,535 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,795. About 14.6% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English as a first language was spoken by 76.85%, while Spanish accounted for 12.38%, French at 4.88%, French Creole at 1.94%, Italian at 1.36%, and Arabic was spoken by 0.80% of the population.[8]

As of 2000, Dania Beach had the 127th highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 1.69% of the city's population (tied with Fort Lauderdale and Parkland.)[9]

Economy[edit]

The airline Sun Air International has its headquarters in Dania Beach.[10][11]

American Maritime Officers is headquartered in Dania Beach, as is the Alec Bradley Cigar Co., a maker of hand-rolled cigars.

Carnival Air Lines was headquartered in Dania Beach.[12] Gulfstream International Airlines was formerly headquartered in Dania Beach.[13][14]

Media[edit]

Dania Beach is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the 12th largest radio market[15] and the 17th largest television market[16] in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida-Sun Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald.

Dania was once the home of the theme park Pirates World and is featured in Barry Mahon's Thumbelina.

Transportation[edit]

Dania Beach is served by the Fort Lauderdale Airport station on the Tri-Rail. It is also served by several Broward County Transit buses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Dania Beach city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Burstein, Jon (23 April 2005). "Dania Beach Jai-Alai fronton may find rescue in slots". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2008-01-12. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  6. ^ "Zoning Map." City of Dania Beach. Retrieved on May 12, 2010.
  7. ^ "Demographics of Dania Beach, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  8. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Dania Beach, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  10. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Sun Air International. Retrieved on March 30, 2013. "Mailing Address Sun Air International 3201 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312"
  11. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Dania Beach city, FL 001." (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on March 30, 2013.
  12. ^ Ostrowski, Jeff. "Codina, Swerdlow set sights on Sawgrass Mills." South Florida Business Journal. Friday March 28, 1997. Retrieved on May 23, 2009.
  13. ^ "Dania Beach city, Florida." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  14. ^ "Contact Us." Gulfstream International Airlines. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
  15. ^ "Top 50 Radio Markets Ranked By Metro 12+ Population, Spring 2005". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  16. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 

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