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Broward County, Florida

Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 1,623,018. Its county seat is Fort Lauderdale, Florida6.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics
4 Cities and towns


Broward County was created in 1915. It was named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. It was one of the counties at the center of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election recount controversy.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,418 km² (1,320 mi²). 3,122 km² (1,205 mi²) of it is land and 296 km² (114 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.66% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,623,018 people, 654,445 households, and 411,645 families residing in the county. The population density is 520/km² (1,346/mi²). There are 741,043 housing units at an average density of 237/km² (615/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.57% White, 20.54% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.00% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. 16.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 654,445 households out of which 29.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.10% are married couples living together, 12.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.10% are non-families. 29.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 31.40% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $41,691, and the median income for a family is $50,531. Males have a median income of $36,741 versus $28,529 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,170. 11.50% of the population and 8.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.30% are under the age of 18 and 10.00% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake is a lake located in Broward County. It is a census-designated place, but as of the 2000 census, nobody lives there. It should not be confused with other Crystal Lakes. See also: list of places with fewer than ten people, list of lakes.