Dania Beach, Florida
|Dania Beach, Florida|
|Nickname(s): "The Antique Capital of the South"|
|Motto: Broward's First City|
Location of Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida
City boundaries prior to 2001 annexation
|Settled (Modello Settlement)||Circa 1898-1899|
|Incorporated (Town of Dania)||November 30, 1904|
|Incorporated (City of Dania)||June 06, 1927|
|Incorporated (City of Dania Beach)||November 03, 1998|
|• Mayor||Marco Salvino, Sr.|
|• Vice Mayor||Bobbie H. Grace|
|• Commissioners||Chickie Brandimarte, Albert C. Jones, and Walter B. “Duke” Duke, III|
|• City Manager||Robert Baldwin|
|• City Clerk||Louise Stilson|
|• 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 and Casino. It was formerly the location for two amusement centers; one named Boomers! (formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama), which housed the Dania Beach Hurricane roller coaster, and the other being Pirate's World amusement park, which was featured in Barry Mahon's Thumbelina. It is also home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.
Dania Beach was the first official municipality to be incorporated into Broward County. 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 Miami hurricane decimated Hollywood’s fortunes, Dania reincorporated itself into a city. Some areas decided to stay within Hollywood, leading to Dania's current disjointed city boundaries. On November 1998, 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.
Formerly known as the "Tomato Capital of the World," once the city went from a farming settlement to an urban city, it soon took on the name "The Antique Capital of the South," due to its many antique shops in Downtown Dania Beach, especially along Federal Highway, known as the city's "Antique Row."
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
Dania Beach's boundaries are Fort Lauderdale to the north, Hollywood to the south, Hollywood and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Davie along with the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation to the west of the city.
|Dania Beach Demographics|
|2010 Census||Dania Beach||Broward County||Florida|
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010||+47.7%||+7.7%||+17.6%|
|Population density||3,662.3/sq mi||1,444.9/sq mi||350.6/sq mi|
|White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)||69.6%||63.1%||75.0%|
|(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)||52.5%||43.5%||57.9%|
|Black or African-American||21.8%||26.7%||16.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||22.4%||25.1%||22.5%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0.3%||0.4%|
|Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian||0.1%||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or more races (Multiracial)||2.6%||2.9%||2.5%|
|Some Other Race||3.2%||3.7%||3.6%|
As of 2010, there were 15,671 households out of which 17.8% were vacant. In 2000, 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 2000, 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.
In 2000, 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's public schools are operated by the Broward County Public Schools.
- Collins Elementary School
- Dania Elementary School
- Olsen Middle School
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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