Dania Beach, Florida
|Dania Beach, Florida|
|Motto: Broward's First City|
Location of Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida
City boundaries prior to 2001 annexation
|Incorporated (city)||November 1904|
|• Mayor||Walter Duke|
|• City Manager||Robert Baldwin|
|• 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)|
|• Density||1,414.0/sq mi (545.9/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||754, 954|
|GNIS feature ID||0281279|
Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 29,639. 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. 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 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. On January 4, 1926, Dania voted to become part of its larger and more prosperous neighbor, Hollywood. But after the September, 1926 hurricane decimated Hollywood’s fortunes, Dania reincorporated itself. Some areas decided to stay within Hollywood, leading to Dania's current disjointed city boundaries.
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.
Dania Beach is located at 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.. According to the
As of the census 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), 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.
Dania Beach is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the 12th largest radio market and the 17th largest television market 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.
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