Hillsboro Beach, Florida

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Hillsboro Beach, Florida
Town
Town of Hillsboro Beach sign

Welcome to Hillsboro Beach, FL
Location of Hillsboro Beach in Broward County, Florida
Location of Hillsboro Beach in Broward County, Florida
Coordinates: 26°17′38″N 80°4′42″W / 26.29389°N 80.07833°W / 26.29389; -80.07833Coordinates: 26°17′38″N 80°4′42″W / 26.29389°N 80.07833°W / 26.29389; -80.07833
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Broward
Settled 1922
Incorporated (town) 12 June 1939
Government
 • Type Mayor-Commission
 • Mayor Carmen R. McGarry
Area[1]
 • Town 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)  74.87%
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Town 1,875
 • Density 5,131/sq mi (1,981.1/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33062
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-30850[2]
GNIS feature ID 0284035[3]
Website www.townofhillsborobeach.com

Hillsboro Beach is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,875 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was named for the Earl of Hillsborough, who received large grants of land from the King of England while Florida was an English possession.

Geography[edit]

Hillsboro Beach is located at 26°17′38″N 80°4′42″W / 26.29389°N 80.07833°W / 26.29389; -80.07833 (26.293857, -80.078243).[4] It is located in northeastern Broward County, along the Atlantic Ocean.

It is adjacent to the following municipalities:

To its north:

To its west:

To its south:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2). 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it (74.87%) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

Beach scene in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Climate data for Hillsboro Beach, FL
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 90.0
(32.2)
90.0
(32.2)
92.0
(33.3)
100.0
(37.8)
99.0
(37.2)
100.0
(37.8)
101.0
(38.3)
99.0
(37.2)
99.0
(37.2)
97.0
(36.1)
96.0
(35.6)
89.0
(31.7)
101
(38.3)
Average high °F (°C) 76.0
(24.4)
77.0
(25)
80.0
(26.7)
83.0
(28.3)
87.0
(30.6)
90.0
(32.2)
92.0
(33.3)
92.0
(33.3)
91.0
(32.8)
87.0
(30.6)
82.0
(27.8)
78.0
(25.6)
84.6
(29.22)
Average low °F (°C) 58.0
(14.4)
58.0
(14.4)
62.0
(16.7)
66.0
(18.9)
71.0
(21.7)
74.0
(23.3)
75.0
(23.9)
75.0
(23.9)
74.0
(23.3)
71.0
(21.7)
66.0
(18.9)
61.0
(16.1)
67.6
(19.77)
Record low °F (°C) 25.0
(−3.9)
21.0
(−6.1)
32.0
(0)
40.0
(4.4)
50.0
(10)
40.0
(4.4)
53.0
(11.7)
59.0
(15)
57.0
(13.9)
44.0
(6.7)
35.0
(1.7)
28.0
(−2.2)
21
(−6.1)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.78
(70.6)
2.85
(72.4)
3.0
(76)
3.4
(86)
5.73
(145.5)
7.31
(185.7)
5.94
(150.9)
6.91
(175.5)
7.01
(178.1)
5.73
(145.5)
4.24
(107.7)
2.46
(62.5)
57.36
(1,456.9)
Source: <Weather.com= >Hillsboro Beach, FL Weather Data. Open Publishing http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/02445 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 24 February 2014. 

Hillsboro Beach falls under the USDA 10b Plant Hardiness zone.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,163 people, 1,282 households, and 696 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,956.4 per square mile (1,898.0/km²). There were 2,131 housing units at an average density of 4,883.1 per square mile (1,870.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.17% White (97.6% were Non-Hispanic White,).[6] 0.14% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 1,282 households out of which 3.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.69 and the average family size was 2.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 3.2% under the age of 18, 1.1% from 18 to 24, 10.7% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 51.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 65 years. For every 100 females there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,159, and the median income for a family was $70,163. Males had a median income of $61,974 versus $40,089 for females. The per capita income for the town was $56,634. About 4.1% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as their first language were 89.94% of the population, French speakers 4.04%, Italian speakers 2.64%, Spanish speakers 2.40%, and German speakers at 0.96% of residents.[7]

As of 2000, Hillsboro Beach was the twenty-second most Canadian-populated area in the US, along with several other areas, at 1.5% of residents.[8]

Culture[edit]

The 3.2-mile (5.1 km) strip along State Road A1A includes an exclusive stretch called "Hillsboro Mile" or "Millionaires Mile".[9]

Beach scene along Millionaires' Mile, Hillsboro Beach, FL

Media[edit]

Hillsboro Beach is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[10] and the seventeenth largest television market[11] 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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hillsboro Beach town, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ |source 1 = <USDA.gov= >"USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map". USDA. USDA. 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Demographics of Hillsboro Beach, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  7. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Hillsboro Beach, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Canadian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  9. ^ Christie, Les. "Luxury beach houses on the block". CNN. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  10. ^ "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 2007-09-24. 
  11. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 

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