Hollywood, Florida

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For the city in Florida with movie studios similar to Hollywood, CA, see Orlando.
Hollywood, Florida
City
City of Hollywood
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Flag of Hollywood, Florida
Flag
Official seal of Hollywood, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): Diamond of the Gold Coast
Location of Hollywood, Florida
Coordinates: 26°1′17″N 80°10′30″W / 26.02139°N 80.17500°W / 26.02139; -80.17500Coordinates: 26°1′17″N 80°10′30″W / 26.02139°N 80.17500°W / 26.02139; -80.17500
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Broward County, Florida Logo.svg Broward
Founded February 18, 1921
Incorporated November 28, 1925
Government
 • Type Commission-manager
 • Mayor Peter Bober
 • City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark
Area[1]
 • Total 30.80 sq mi (79.8 km2)
 • Land 27.3 sq mi (70.8 km2)
 • Water 3.46 sq mi (8.9 km2)  11.23%
Elevation[2] 9 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 140,768
 • Density 5,156.3/sq mi (1,990.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33019–33029, 33081–33084
Area code(s) 954, 754
FIPS code 12-32000[3]
GNIS feature ID 0284176[4]
Website www.HollywoodFL.org

Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 140,768. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida.[5] Hollywood is a principal city of the South Florida Metropolitan Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Joseph W. Young founded the city; he dreamed of building a motion picture colony on the US east coast and named the town after Hollywood, California. Young bought up thousands of acres of land around 1920, and named his new town "Hollywood by the Sea" to distinguish it from his other real estate venture, "Hollywood in the Hills", in New York. After the 1926 Miami hurricane, Hollywood was severely damaged; local newspapers reported that Hollywood was second only to Miami in losses from the storm.

Hollywood is a planned city. On Hollywood Boulevard is the Mediterranean-style Joseph Young Mansion, built around 1921, making it one of the oldest houses in Hollywood.

Geography[edit]

Hollywood is located at 26°1′17″N 80°10′30″W / 26.02139°N 80.17500°W / 26.02139; -80.17500 (26.021467, -80.174910).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.8 square miles (80 km2). 27.34 square miles (71 km2) of it is land and 3.46 square miles (9 km2) of it is water (11.23%).[1]

Hollywood is located in southeastern Broward County, and includes about 5 to 6 miles (8.0 to 9.7 km) of Atlantic Ocean beach, interrupted briefly by a portion deeded to Dania Beach. It is bounded by the following municipalities:

To the north:

To the northwest:

To the west:

To the southwest:

To the south:

Like the rest of South Florida, Hollywood has a Tropical monsoon climate, with humid summers and mild winters.

Climate data for Hollywood, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31)
94
(34)
92
(33)
94
(34)
98
(37)
97
(36)
99
(37)
98
(37)
98
(37)
98
(37)
91
(33)
88
(31)
99
(37)
Average high °F (°C) 76
(24)
77
(25)
79
(26)
82
(28)
86
(30)
88
(31)
90
(32)
90
(32)
89
(32)
86
(30)
81
(27)
77
(25)
83
(28)
Average low °F (°C) 59
(15)
60
(16)
63
(17)
66
(19)
71
(22)
74
(23)
75
(24)
76
(24)
75
(24)
72
(22)
67
(19)
62
(17)
68
(20)
Record low °F (°C) 28
(−2)
31
(−1)
32
(0)
40
(4)
54
(12)
60
(16)
64
(18)
66
(19)
61
(16)
47
(8)
35
(2)
30
(−1)
28
(−2)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.94
(74.7)
2.70
(68.6)
2.80
(71.1)
3.91
(99.3)
6.33
(160.8)
10.01
(254.3)
6.70
(170.2)
6.88
(174.8)
8.26
(209.8)
6.44
(163.6)
4.57
(116.1)
2.65
(67.3)
64.19
(1,630.4)
Source: [7]
Hollywood Beach in March 2008.

Demographics[edit]

2010 U.S. Census[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,689
1940 6,239 132.0%
1950 14,351 130.0%
1960 35,237 145.5%
1970 106,873 203.3%
1980 121,323 13.5%
1990 121,697 0.3%
2000 139,357 14.5%
2010 140,768 1.0%
Est. 2012 145,236 3.2%
[8][9][10]
Hollywood Demographics
2010 U.S. Census Hollywood Broward County Florida
Total population 140,768 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +1.0% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 5,143.8/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 72.7% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 47.5% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 16.7% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 32.6% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 2.4% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 3.2% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 4.5% 3.7% 3.6%

As of 2000, there were 59,673 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.

Sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood
Hollywood's paved beach Boardwalk

The city's age demographic shows a mixed population with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 90.9 men.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,714, and the median income for a family was $55,849. Males had a median income of $33,102 versus $21,237 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,097. About 9.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 66.94% of residents, Spanish accounted for 21.62%, French made up 2.06%, French Creole consisted of 1.32%, Italian comprised 1.12%, Romanian was at 0.91%, Hebrew at 0.88%, Portuguese 0.84%, and German as a mother tongue was 0.72% of the population.[11]

As of 2000, Hollywood had the seventy-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the U.S., at 4.23% of the city's population,[12] and the sixty-fifth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.26% of the city's population (tied with both the town and village of Mount Kisco, New York.)[13] It also had the fifty-seventh highest percentage of Peruvian residents in the US, at 1.05% of the city's population (tied with Locust Valley, New York),[14] and the twentieth highest percentage of Romanian residents in the US, at 1.1% of the its population (tied with several other areas in the US).[15]

Economy[edit]

Prior to their dissolutions, Commodore Cruise Line and its subsidiary Crown Cruise Line had their headquarters in Hollywood.[16]

HEICO has its headquarters in Hollywood.[17]

Since 1991, the Invicta Watch Group, a manufacturer of timepieces and writing instruments, has had its headquarters in Hollywood where it also operates its customer service call center.

Top employers[edit]

According to the City's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[18] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Memorial Healthcare System 10,000
2 The Continental Group 3,900
3 City of Hollywood 1,208
4 Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa 900
5 Memorial Regional Hospital South 500
6 BrandsMart USA 400
7 HEICO 250
8 Great HealthWorks 220
9 Sheridan Technical Center 200
10 Hollywood Woodwork 120

Education[edit]

Hollywood's public schools are operated by the Broward County Public Schools.

Public high schools[edit]

Public charter schools[edit]

  • Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science K-8
  • New Life Charter Academy
  • Championship Academy of Distinction at Hollywood K-5[19]
  • Championship Academy of Distinction, Avant Garde 6-8[20]

Public middle schools[edit]

  • Apollo Middle School
  • Attucks Middle School
  • Driftwood Middle School
  • McNicol Middle School
  • Olsen Middle School

Public elementary schools[edit]

  • Mary M. Bethune Elementary School
  • Beachside Montessori Village
  • Boulevard Heights Elementary School
  • Colbert Elementary School
  • Driftwood Elementary School
  • Hollywood Central Elementary School
  • Hollywood Hills Elementary School
  • Hollywood Park Elementary School
  • Oakridge Elementary School
  • Orange Brook Elementary School
  • Sheridan Hills Elementary School
  • Sheridan Park Elementary School
  • Stirling Elementary School
  • West Hollywood Elementary School

Private schools[edit]

  • Annunciation School
  • Aukela Christian Military Academy
  • Beacon Hill School
  • Brauser Maimonides Academy
  • Calvary Kids School
  • Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School
  • Covenant Teaching Fellowship School
  • Ebony Village School
  • Hollywood Christian School
  • Little Flower School
  • Love Outreach Christian Academy
  • Nativity Elementary School
  • New Mirawood Elementary School
  • Parkway Christian School
  • Patty Cake Academy
  • Pembroke Park Montessori School
  • Phyls Academy
  • Point of Grace Christian Academy
  • Rainbow Montessori School
  • Sheridan Hills Christian School
  • St. Bernadette Catholic School
  • St. Mark's Lutheran School
  • Toddler Technology Academy

Police department[edit]

The city is protected by the Hollywood Police Department.

Notable people[edit]

Neighborhoods[edit]

These are the neighborhoods and communities that are officially recognized by the City of Hollywood.[29][30]

  • 441 Corridor
  • Alandco
  • Arapahoe Farms
  • Beverly Hills
  • Beverly Park
  • Boulevard Heights
  • Camino Sheridan
  • Carriage/Carriage Hills
  • Central Business District
  • Condo Presidents
  • Downtown Hollywood
  • Driftwood/Driftwood Acres
  • East Lake
  • Emerald Hills
  • Emerald Oaks
  • Emerald Point
  • Estates of Fort Lauderdale
  • Highland Gardens
  • Hillcrest
  • Hollywood Beach
  • Hollywood Gardens
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Hollywood Lakes
  • Hollywood North Beach
  • Hollywood South Central Beach
  • L'Etoile at Emerald Point
  • Lake Eden
  • Lakes of Emerald Hills
  • Lawnacres
  • Liberia
  • Mapleridge
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community
  • North Central
  • Oak Point
  • Oakridge
  • Oakwood Hills
  • Park East
  • Park Side
  • Playland/Playland Village
  • Playland Estates
  • Quadomain
  • Royal Poinciana
  • Sheridan Oaks
  • Stirling Commercial
  • The Homes at East Lake
  • The Townhouses of Emerald Hills
  • The Wood of Emerald Hills
  • T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park
  • Washington Park
  • West Hollywood

Sister cities[edit]

Hollywood has eight sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:

Transportation[edit]

Hollywood is served by Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the 22nd busiest airport in the United States.[31] Broward County Transit operates several bus routes that pass through the city of Hollywood, such as the 1 on US 1 (Federal Highway).[32] It is also served by Tri-Rail stations at Sheridan Street and Hollywood.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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  17. ^ "Contact Us." HEICO. Retrieved on September 3, 2011. "Corporate Offices 3000 Taft Street Hollywood, FL 33021"
  18. ^ 2011 City of Hollywood Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (PDF), City of Hollywood, retrieved 2012-11-17 
  19. ^ http://championshipacademy.org/
  20. ^ http://championshipacademy.org/
  21. ^ Gus Garcia-Roberts (June 25, 2009). "Jon Roberts: Cracked Cowboy (Threats, violence, and kilos of coke are just the start for this cocaine cowboy)". Miami New Times. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  22. ^ Gus Garcia-Roberts (November 23, 2011). "American Desperado: Co-Author Evan Wright On Coke Cowboy Jon Roberts' Memoir". Miami New Times. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
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  24. ^ "John Walsh". Nndb.com. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
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  28. ^ "The Official Website of WWE Superstar, Dolph Ziggler". DolphZiggler.Com. 1980-07-27. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
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  32. ^ http://www.broward.org/BCT/Documents/SystemMap.pdf

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  • Florida, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, 2004, pg. 132

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