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Pompano Beach

City of Pompano Beach

  •   State: 
    Broward County
    Pompano Beach
      County FIPS: 
    26°14′5″N 80°7′32″W
      Area total: 
    24.69 sq mi (63.96 km²)
      Area land: 
    24.02 sq mi (62.22 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.67 sq mi (1.74 km²)
    13 ft (4 m)
    1880; Settled (Pompano Settlement) c. mid-1880s–1896; Incorporated (Town of Pompano) July 3, 1908; Incorporated (City of Pompano Beach) June 6, 1947
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,804.92 residents per square mile of area (4,675.35/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Pompano Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Fort Lauderdale. As of the 2020 census, the city's population was 112,046. Located 36 miles (58 km) north of Miami, it is a principal city in the MiamiFort LauderdaleWest Palm Beach metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,158,824 people in 2017. Its name is derived from the Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), a fish found off the Atlantic coast. The city is bounded by the following municipalities: Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, North Lauderdale, and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. A substantial seasonal population also spends its winters in the area. A 2017 study showed 73,000 residents living within FEMA's coastal floodplain. 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. It has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) with hot, humid summers and warm winters. In 2010, there were there were 55,885 households, of which 24.5% were vacant. In 2000, the average household size was 213 and the average age was 285. In 1950, the population of the city reached 5,682. In 2008, it celebrated its centennial in 2008. In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court disallowed forced confessions in Chambers v. Florida, a dispute stemming from a murder in the city.


Pompano Beach is the primary city name, but also Deerfield Bch, Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lighthouse Pt are acceptable city names or spellings, Lghthse Point on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of Pompano Beach. The name Pompano is derived from a fish found off the Atlantic coast. The first permanent residents of the area were George Butler and Frank Sheen and their families in 1896. The Hillsboro Lighthouse was completed on the beach in 1906. In 1950, the population of the city reached 5,682. A substantial seasonal population also spends its winters in the area. In 2008, the city celebrated its centennial. It is said that Sheen gave the community its name after jotting down on his survey of the region the name of the fish he had for dinner. The U.S. Supreme Court disallowed forced confessions in Chambers v. Florida, a dispute stemming from a murder in Pompono Beach. In 1940, the U.N. Children's Fund established a foundation in the city to help children in need of financial support. The foundation has raised more than $1.5 million in the last five years. The city has a population of 6,000. It was founded in 1896 and was the southernmost settlement in newly created Palm Beach County. In 1908, a new municipality was incorporated in what was then Dade County: the Town ofPompano. In 1915, Broward County was established, with a northern boundary at the Hillsboro Canal. In 1947, the City of Pompoono merged with the newly formed municipality on the Beach and became the City. The town celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. It has a large seasonal population as many people move there from northern parts of the United States. In the late 20th century, the town experienced great growth in the late 1990s.


A 2017 study showed 73,000 residents living within FEMA's coastal floodplain. Pompano Beach is in northeastern 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. It has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) with hot, humid summers and warm winters. The city is bounded by the following municipalities:On its northeast:. Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, North Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. On its west: Coconut Creek, Margate, North Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale by the Sea, and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea-Pompano. It is located on the Atlantic seaboard, near the Florida Turnpike and the Florida Interstate 75 border. It was founded in 1788 and is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. state of Florida. It had a population of 1.2 million in 1881. It became a city in 1883. It received its first post-Civil War name in 1891. It suffered a devastating fire in 1894 that destroyed much of its downtown area. It also suffered a fire in 1897 that claimed the lives of 20,000 people. In 1891, the city was the site of the first African-American settlement in the United States. The town was named after a 17th-century Dutch settler, who was born in the area.


These are the neighborhoods and communities that are officially recognized by the City of Pompano Beach. These are the communities and neighborhoods that are not officially recognized. These communities are not recognized by any other city or county. The communities are only officially recognized in Pompoon Beach, Florida, by the city of the same name.


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 112,046 people, 44,297 households, and 23,038 families residing in Pompano Beach. As of 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%. The median income for a household in the city was $36,073, and the median income. for a family was $44,195. The city has the highest concentration of residents of Haitian ancestry in the country, at 9.3% of the population. It had the highest percentage of Brazilians in the US, at 2.67%, as of 2010. Italian-Americans made up 8.5%. of the city's population, forming the second largest ancestry group. 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%. As of 2010, Collier Manor-Cresthaven had speakers of English as their first language at 72.54%, Spanish at 16.92%, French Creoles (Haitian Creole) at 6.88%, French at 1.40%, Italian at1.12% of residents. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was2.85.


There are about 17 postsecondary schools within 10 miles (16 km) of downtown Pompano Beach. The majority of these are for-profit schools or schools that specialize in a specific field. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami operates the Saint Coleman K8 school. The school had $337,000 in debt in 2009, and it ballooned to $1.3 million of debt in the 2009-2010 school year. The archdiocese formerly operated the St. Elizabeth of Hungary School. It closed on June 15, 2010.Broward County Public Schools operates public K12 schools. Pompono Beach is also the registered office for Augustine Graduate School, a post-secondary school named for the North African theologian, philosopher, educator, and scholar Augustine. The graduate school offers graduate programs in the areas of psychology, philosophy, theology, education, and business; additionally it offers graduate certificates in various areas. It opened on September 9, 1958, and is located in Pompoon Beach, Florida. It is one of the largest cities in Broward County, Florida, with a population of more than 1.2 million. The city is home to the U.S. Open tennis tournament, which is held every year in the summer. It also hosts the Winter Paralympic Games, which takes place in February and March each year. It was founded in 1998. It has been known to host the Winter Olympics, which took place in South Korea in 2010. The Winter Games are held in the same city as the Winter Olympic Games.


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 Jr. corridor.Companies based in Pompano Beach include Associated Grocers of Florida. Nonprofits include Cross International. Largest employers in the city are: Associated Grocer of Florida, Cross International, and Florida Power & Light. The city is home to the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Florida State Museum of Science and History. It is also the home of the Florida Panhandle Museum of Nature and Science, which was founded in 1872. The Florida State College of Art and Design is based in the town's downtown area. It was established in 1876. The state's oldest business is the Florida Power and Light Company, founded in 1861. It has been the state's largest employer for more than 50 years. It employs more than 2,000 people. It also has the largest number of non-profit organizations in the state, with more than 1,000 staff members. The town has a population of 4,000. The largest employers are Associated Grocery of Florida and FloridaPower & Light, which has more than 3,000 employees. The second largest employer is Florida State University, with about 1,200 employees. It's the largest employer in the county, followed by the University of South Florida.

Arts and culture

Pompano Beach holds several annual cultural events. Two theatres in the area include Curtain Call Playhouse and Poet Productions. The city has been twinned since 2017 with Termoli, a coastal town in the province of Campobasso, Italy. The first is Festival Flea Market Mall, which houses booths and kiosks selling jewelry, electronics, and clothing. The other is Pompano Citi Centre, which is an open-air mall. The Kester Cottages (the Pompono Beach Historical Museum), Blanche Ely House Museum, Meridian Gallery, The Historic Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts, and Pompoon Beach Art Gallery are located in the city. There are two malls in Pompanos Beach, the first being Festival FleA Market Mall and the other being Pompanos Citi Center. Pompana Beach is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New York City. It is the only New Jersey city that is part of the N.J. Bay Area, and the only city in New Jersey that is also part of New Jersey. It has a population of 2.4 million. The population of the city was 2.7 million in 2010. It was 3.1 million in 2011. The number of residents is expected to rise to 3.6 million by 2015. The town has a history of being a destination for tourists. It also has a reputation for being a good tourist destination.


Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course has two 18-hole courses, the Palms, and the Pines. The Pines course opened in 2013. The Palms course was built in the 1970s. The courses are located on Pompano's South Beach, near the Atlantic Ocean. The course is open to the public on Monday and Tuesday, and to golfers on Wednesday and Thursday. It has a total of 18 holes, including the 18th hole. It is located on a golf course that was once called the Pompanos Golf Course. It opened in the 1950s and has been expanded in the 1980s and 1990s. It's located on the South Beach Peninsula, on the Atlantic coast. It was originally built as a golf resort in the 1960s and 1970s, and is now a municipal golf course. It also has an 18- hole course that opened in 2010. The golf course was originally called Pomponos Golf Club, but it was later renamed Pompanos Golf Course, after the golf course's original name, Pompany Beach. It now has two courses: Palms and Pines, both 18-holes, and an 18th-hole course, the Pine Course, which opened in 2012. The 18- Hole Course is located in the middle of the course, on a peninsula that is also known as Pompoono Beach, Florida, and has a number of private residences. It will open in the fall.

Parks and recreation

Pompano Beach Community Park features an aquatic center, pickleball courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, jogging paths, and baseball fields. Fern Forest Nature Center is just across the Coconut Creek city boundary. Prior to 2008, this park was the location of the Pompono Beach Municipal Stadium, which served as the spring training camp for the Washington Senators from 1961 to 1971 and the Texas Rangers from 1972 through 1986. The city's parks include Kester Park, Cresthaven Park, Harbors Edge Park, and Scott Meyers Memorial Park.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida = 78.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 50. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Pompano Beach = 6.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 112,046 individuals with a median age of 44.7 age the population grows by 5.12% in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,804.92 residents per square mile of area (4,675.35/km²). There are average 2.17 people per household in the 36,341 households with an average household income of $45,426 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.50% of the available work force and has dropped -4.68% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.14%. The number of physicians in Pompano Beach per 100,000 population = 232.


The annual rainfall in Pompano Beach = 59.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 120. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 242. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 57.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 47.86%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 34 years with median home cost = $136,420 and home appreciation of -16.37%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $14.38 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,702 per student. There are 16.9 students for each teacher in the school, 566 students for each Librarian and 456 students for each Counselor. 5.85% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.55% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.12% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pompano Beach's population in Broward County, Florida of 1,965 residents in 1900 has increased 57,02-fold to 112,046 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.26% female residents and 49.74% male residents live in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida are married and the remaining 49.98% are single population.

  • 26.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Pompano Beach require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.37% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.24% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.73% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.60% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, 47.86% are owner-occupied homes, another 28.76% are rented apartments, and the remaining 23.38% are vacant.

  • The 44.35% of the population in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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