Lighthouse Point, Florida

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
City of Lighthouse Point
Official seal of Lighthouse Point, Florida
Location of Lighthouse Point in Broward County in State of Florida
Location of Lighthouse Point in Broward County in State of Florida
Coordinates: 26°16′29″N 80°5′22″W / 26.27472°N 80.08944°W / 26.27472; -80.08944Coordinates: 26°16′29″N 80°5′22″W / 26.27472°N 80.08944°W / 26.27472; -80.08944
Country United States of America
State Florida
CountyLogo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Settled (Hillsboro Isles Settlement)c. 1947–1951[1]
Incorporated (Town of Lighthouse Point)June 13, 1956[1][2]
Incorporated (City of Lighthouse Point)June 11, 1957[1][3]
 • TypeMayor-Commission
 • MayorGlenn Troast (R)[4]
 • Commission PresidentJason Joffe
 • CommissionersKyle Van Buskirk, Earl Maucker, Sandy Johnson and Michael S. Long
 • City AdministratorJohn D. Lavisky
 • City ClerkJennifer M. Oh
 • City2.39 sq mi (6.19 km2)
 • Land2.31 sq mi (5.97 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.22 km2)  4.58%
3 ft (1 m)
 • City10,486
 • Density4,545.30/sq mi (1,755.21/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33064, 33074
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-40450[6]
GNIS feature ID0285506[7]

Lighthouse Point is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale located in Broward County, Florida, United States. The suburb was named for the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, which is located in nearby Hillsboro Beach. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lighthouse Point was 10,344. Lighthouse Point is a part of the Miami metropolitan area, home to 6,166,488 people at the 2020 census.


Lighthouse point is located at 26°16′29″N 80°05′22″W / 26.274691°N 80.089414°W / 26.274691; -80.089414.[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6 km2), of which 2.29 square miles (6 km2) is land and .11 square miles (0 km2) (4.58%) is water.

Lighthouse Point is located in northeastern Broward County. It is adjacent to the following municipalities:

To its north:

To its east:

To its west and south:

Lighthouse Point is known for boating as the vast majority of the city is built on canals built during the 1950's to 1960's. This created a large amount of water front housing and made boating and fishing popular.

Through the Hillsboro Inlet boats can reach the Bahamas within 40 miles to Bimini or 60 miles to Grand Bahama.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 census[edit]

Lighthouse Point racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[10]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 8,523 81.28%
Black or African American (NH) 140 1.34%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 5 0.05%
Asian (NH) 198 1.89%
Pacific Islander (NH) 4 0.04%
Some Other Race (NH) 48 0.46%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 387 3.69%
Hispanic or Latino 1,181 11.26%
Total 10,486

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 10,486 people, 5,188 households, and 3,141 families residing in the city.

2010 census[edit]

Lighthouse Point Demographics
2010 Census Lighthouse Point Broward County Florida
Total population 10,344 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 –3.9% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 4,484.0/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 94.0% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 87.7% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.7% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 7.5% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 1.6% 3.2% 2.4%
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) 1.6% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 0.8% 3.7% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 5,774 households, out of which 15.1% were vacant. In 2000, 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.65.

2000 census[edit]

In 2000, the city the population was spread out, with 16.2% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

As of 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $53,038, and the median income for a family was $72,418. Males had a median income of $51,897 versus $32,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,839. About 2.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as their first language were 19.18%, while 74.64% spoke Spanish as theirs. Other languages spoken as a first language are Italian 1.93%, French 1.22%, German at 1.06%, and Portuguese at 0.71%.[11]


Lighthouse Point is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[12] and the seventeenth largest television market[13] 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.

Each house, apartment and business in Lighthouse Point receives the monthly lifestyle magazine "Lighthouse Point" created and mailed by publishers Susan and Richard Rosser.


Broward County Public Schools serves the community.[14] All residents are zoned to Norcrest Elementary School (Pompano Beach),[15] Deerfield Beach Middle School,[16] and Deerfield Beach High School (located in Deerfield Beach).[17] It is also in the service area of the magnet school Pompano Beach High School.[18]

Originally North Broward Preparatory School was located in the city. It was established there in 1957, but is no longer located in Lighthouse Point.[19]

Lighthouse Point Library[edit]

Mission Statement: The Doreen Gauthier Lighthouse Point Library was established (1965) for the purpose of providing community members of all ages with informational, recreational, cultural, and educational enrichment through access to print materials, digital resources, current technologies, services, programs, and a professional library staff.[20] [21][22]

The library has a print collection of over 40,000 circulating titles, patron wifi access, public computers, a fax machine, scanning and printing, AWE Kids Learning Stations, Overdrive eBooks and streaming audio-books, access to the Florida Electronic Library and digital research databases, audio books on CD, DVDs, magazines and newspapers, study rooms (by appointment), and exam proctoring (by appointment only).[23]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "City of Lighthouse Point: History". Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  2. ^ "Broward-by-the-Numbers (pages 3-5)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  3. ^ "Broward-by-the-Numbers (pages 3-5)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  4. ^ Gibson, William (9 October 2015). "Prominent Broward Republicans jump on Jeb Bush campaign". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  5. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-02-11.
  11. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Lighthouse Point, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-23.
  12. ^ "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 2007-09-23.
  13. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-23.
  14. ^ "City Map." City of Lighthouse Point. Retrieved on September 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "Norcrest Elementary." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "Deerfield Beach Middle." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 23, 2018.
  17. ^ "Deerfield Beach High." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 23, 2018.
  18. ^ "Pompano Beach High." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 23, 2018.
  19. ^ "Our History Archived 2014-11-03 at the Wayback Machine." North Broward Preparatory School. Retrieved on 26 February 2012.
  20. ^ "Lighthouse Point Library: Location and Mission Statement".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. ^ Cavallaro, Jeanne F., "Lighthouse Point Library" (1990). Digital Collection - Florida Studies Center Publications. Paper 90.
  22. ^ Michael d’Oliveira. 2015. “Lighthouse Point Library’s History Is One of Change, Advancement.” Pelican, The (Pompano Beach, FL), January 23.
  23. ^ "Lighthouse Point Library".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. ^ `Star` Leads Nickells Down The Filly Way

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