Pompano Beach, Florida
|— City —|
|Motto: "Florida's Warmest Welcome"|
|Incorporated (town)||July 3, 1908 |
|• Mayor||Lamar Fisher|
|• City Manager||Dennis Beach|
|• City||25.8 sq mi (66.82 km2)|
|• Land||24.2 sq mi (62.68 km2)|
|• Water||1.60 sq mi (4.1 km2) 7.22%|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m)|
|• Density||4,000/sq mi ( 1,500/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||33060-33077, 33093, 33097|
|Area code(s)||754, 954|
|GNIS feature ID||0289162|
|Website||City of Pompano Beach, Florida Website|
Pompano Beach / / is a city in Broward County, Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean just to the north of Fort Lauderdale. The nearby Hillsboro Inlet forms part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. As of 2012, the city's population was 102,984. It is part of the Miami Metropolitan Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Pompano Beach is currently in the middle of a redevelopment process to revitalize its beachfront and historic downtown. The city has also been listed as one of the top real estate markets, being featured in CNN, Money and the Wall Street Journal as one of the country's top vacation home markets. Pompano Beach Airpark, located within the city, is the home of the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation.
There had been scattered settlers in the area from at least the mid-1880s, but the first documented permanent residents of the Pompano area were George Butler and Frank Sheene and their families, who arrived in 1896 as railway employees. The first train arrived in the small Pompano settlement on February 22, 1896. It is said that Sheene gave the community its name after jotting down on his survey of the area the name of the fish he had for dinner. The coming of the railroad led to development farther west from the coast. In 1906 Pompano became the southernmost settlement in newly-created Palm Beach County. That year, the Hillsboro Lighthouse was completed on the beach.
On July 3, 1908, a new municipality was incorporated in what was then Dade County: the Town of Pompano. John R. Mizell was elected the first mayor. In 1915, Broward County was established, with a northern boundary at the Hillsboro Canal. Thus, within eight years, Pompano had been in three counties. Pompano Beach experienced significant growth during the Florida land boom of the 1920s.
Following the population boom due to World War II, in 1947 the City of Pompano merged with the newly-formed municipality on the beach and became the City of Pompano Beach. In 1950, the population of the city reached 5,682. Like most of southeast Florida, Pompano Beach experienced great growth in the late 20th century as many people moved there from northern parts of the United States. A substantial seasonal population also spends its winters in the area.
The city of Pompano Beach celebrated its centennial in 2008.
Pompano Beach is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.15 square miles (57 km2), of which 20.55 square miles (53 km2) is land and 1.55 square miles (4 km2) (7.22%) is water.(26.234659, -80.125615).
Pompano Beach is in northeast Broward County along the Atlantic Ocean. It includes about 3 miles (5 km) of beachfront, extending from the intersection of State Road A1A and Terra Mar Drive to the Hillsboro Inlet. The city is bounded by the following municipalities:
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|Pompano Beach Demographics|
|2010 Census||Pompano Beach||Broward County||Florida|
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010||+27.7%||+7.7%||+17.6%|
|Population density||4,159.8/sq mi||1,444.9/sq mi||350.6/sq mi|
|White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)||62.6%||63.1%||75.0%|
|(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)||50.6%||43.5%||57.9%|
|Black or African-American||28.9%||26.7%||16.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||17.5%||25.1%||22.5%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0.3%||0.4%|
|Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian||0.0%||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or more races (Multiracial)||2.4%||2.9%||2.5%|
|Some Other Race||4.5%||3.7%||3.6%|
As of 2010, there were 55,885 households, of which 24.5% were vacant. As of 2000, 17.4% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.6% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.85.
In 2000, the city the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $36,073, and the median income for a family was $44,195. Males had a median income of $31,162 versus $26,870 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,938. About 13.1% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.1% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2000, before annexation of other areas, Pompano Beach had the 33rd highest concentration of residents of Haitian ancestry in the country, at 5.90% of the population. while it had the twenty-fifth highest percentage of Brazilians in the US, at 1.10%, (tied with Corte Madera, California and Delran, New Jersey.)
As of 2000, before many of the unincorporated areas were annexed to the city, those who spoke only English were 76.4% of the population, while those who Spanish were 9.3%, Haitian Creole 6.2%, French 2.4%, Portuguese 1.5%, German was 1.0%, and Italian 0.9% of the population.
Data for previously unincorporated areas that are now part of Pompano Beach:
- Pompano Beach Highlands as English being at 69.54% who spoke it as a first language, while Spanish at 20.26%, Haitian Creole at 4.74%, Portuguese 3.89%, and Vietnamese at 1.12% of the population.
- Collier Manor-Cresthaven had speakers of English as their first language at 72.54%, Spanish at 16.92%, Haitian Creole 6.88%, French at 1.40%, Italian at 1.12%, and Portuguese at 1.12% of residents.
- Leisureville, Florida: As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 86.24% of all residents, while speakers of French Creole accounted for 10.05%, and speakers of German as a mother tongue made up 3.70% of the population.
In recent years, an effort to rejuvenate rundown areas near the city's beach has gained momentum and has stimulated a multibillion dollar building boom. Community redevelopment agencies were established for the East Atlantic/Beach corridor, as well as for the old downtown and Hammondville/Martin Luther King corridor.
According to the City's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|2||City of Pompano Beach||712|
|3||Broward County Sheriff's Office||700|
|6||Aetna Rx Home Delivery||490|
|7||Point Blank Solutions||400|
|8||Associated Grocers of Florida||300|
Arts and culture
Annual cultural events
Pompano Beach holds several annual events including the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, St. Patrick’s Irish Festival, St. Coleman’s Italian Festival, the Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade, and the Annual Nautical Flea Market at Pompano Community Park & Amphitheater.
Museums and other points of interest
The Ely Educational Museum, Meridian Gallery, and Pompano Beach Art Gallery are located in the city. Two theatres in the area include Curtain Call Playhouse and Poet Productions.
Pompano Beach Golf Course is located in the city.
Parks and recreation
Local parks include Pompano Park and Fern Forest Nature Park. There are also many smaller parks throughout the city of Pompano Beach, these parks are, Kester Park, Harbors Edge Park, Scott Meyers Memorial Park, and many others.
In 2004, John Rayson became the first elected mayor of Pompano Beach. Prior mayors had been selected by city commissioners from among themselves. The vice-mayor continues to be selected by city commissioners from among themselves.
Pompano Beach is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market and the seventeenth 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. There is also a local weekly newspaper called The Pompano Pelican.
- Jason Pierre-Paul, professional football player, New York Giants
- Tyrone Carter, professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Fahreta Jahić Živojinović, famous Bosniak singer, South Slavs pop star, better known by her stage name Lepa Brena
- Henri Crockett, professional football player, Atlanta Falcons
- Zack Crockett, professional football player, Oakland Raiders
- Ronald "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" Daniels, professional wrestler
- Danielle DiLorenzo, Survivor: Panama and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains contestant
- Al Goldstein, pornographer and former publisher of Screw magazine
- Kelsey Grammer, actor in the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier
- Paolo Gregoletto, bass player in metal band Trivium
- Al Harris, professional football player, Green Bay Packers
- Eddie Jones, professional basketball player, Dallas Mavericks
- Barry Krauss, professional football player, Miami Dolphins
- Jerome McDougle, professional football player, Philadelphia Eagles
- Stockar McDougle, professional football player Jacksonville Jaguars
- Richard Thomas Nolan, writer, Episcopal Church canon, retired philosophy and religion professor
- Dan Nugent, professional football player, Washington Redskins
- Patrick Peterson, professional football player, Arizona Cardinals
- Jordan Pundik, vocalist in pop-punk band New Found Glory
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts, professional wrestler, retired WWE
- Esther Rolle, actress, from television's Good Times and Maude
- Clint Session, professional football player, Indianapolis Colts
- Shai Hulud, popular metalcore band
- Corey Simon, professional football player, Indianapolis Colts
- Brett Swenson, professional football player, Indianapolis Colts
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- City of Pompano Beach official site
- Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Pompano Beach Historical Society
- Pompano Beach Centennial Celebration Committee
- Pompano Beach Parks and Recreation - Founders Park
- City-Data.com Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Pompano Beach