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Broward County Profile

County Seat: Ft. Lauderdale
Nearest MSA: Ft. Lauderdale MSA
Largest Cities: 1 Ft. Lauderdale
2 Pembroke Pines
3 Hollywood
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 391
Orlando ................................... 178
Tampa ................................... 192
Jacksonville ................................... 303
Miami ................................... 30
Atlanta ................................... 582
Chicago ................................... 1164
Dallas ................................... 1099
New York ................................... 1067
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 954
Broward Florida
1980: 1,018,257 9,746,961
1990: 1,255,531 12,938,071
2008: 1,751,234 18,328,340
2015(p): 1,787,200 20,055,900
2030(p): 1,921,200 23,979,000
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Average Temperature High Low
January: 76 56
July: 90 75
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation ..... 53
Average Annual Rain Days ..... 131
(2008)
In-Migration 72,883
Out-Migration 85,869
Net-Migration -12,986
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2008)
Labor Force 1,009,527
Labor Force % of County Population 57.6
Number in County Unemployed 54,205
Unemployment Rate 5.4%

Monthly labor force data are available from the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation.
N/D = No Data Broward Florida
(2008)
Average Annual Employment 735,625 7,945,162
Natural Resources & Mining 0.1% 1.2%
Construction 6.7% 6.5%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 23.1% 20.5%
Manufacturing 4.0% 4.7%
Information 2.6% 2.0%
Other Services 3.6% 3.2%
Public administration 5.5% 5.9%
Unclassified N/D
Leisure & Hospitality 11.3% 11.9%
Education & Health Services 19.5% 19.4%
Professional & Business Services 15.4% 14.4%
Financial Activities 8.0% 6.6%

Average Annual Wage
(2008)
All Industries $42,759
Construction $46,862
Education & Health Services $44,408
Financial Activities $54,961
Information $63,961
Leisure & Hospitality $21,437
Manufacturing $50,238
Natural Resources & Mining $26,974
Other Services $29,328
Professional & Business Services $48,316
Public administration $53,993
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $38,506
Unclassified N/D
Broward Florida
2005 $37,473 $34,709
2006 $39,511 $37,099
2007 $41,169 $38,417
Major Private Sector Employers

Tenet Healthcare Corp.
Business Line: Hospitals & Healthcare Services
Number of Employees.... 10,156

American Express
Business Line: Financial & Travel-related Services
Number of Employees... 5,800

The Continental Group
Business Line: Property management & maintenance
Number of Employees... 3,900

Nova Southeastern University
Business Line: School
Number of Employees... 3,028

PRC
Business Line: Business Services
Number of Employees... 2,700

Motorola
Business Line: Communications equipment & services
Number of Employees... 2,300

JM Family Enterprises
Business Line: Diversified Automotive Corporation
Number of Employees... 2,000

Interbond Corp. of America dba BrandsMart U.S.A.
Business Line: Retail
Number of Employees... 1,700

Kaplan Universiry
Business Line: Online Education
Number of Employees... 1,600

Brown Jordan International
Business Line: Furniture Manufacturer
Number of Employees... 1,460

Federal Interstates I-75, I-95, I-595
Federal Highways US-1, US-441
State Highways SR-A1A, 7, 82, 84, 810, 811, 814, 816, 817, 818
Railroads FEC, CSX (SEC), Tri-Rail
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
# Runways 3
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 9000
General Aviation Airports Pompano Air Park, N. Perry Airport, Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport

Local Deep Water Port Port Everglades
Miles to Closest Port 3
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 5.3145
Schools 7.4170
Special 1.0339
Total 13.7654

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 0.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone EZ-0601
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Florida Power and Light

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • Peoples Gas

  • Telephone Companies:
  • AT&T

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Municipality Systems


  • Existing Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 0
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 0
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Foreign Trade Zones Yes
    Zone Number(s) 25 & 241
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 171 6,332 120,650
    Secondary: 96 6,076 138,096
    Totals: 267 12,408 258,746

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • Kaplan University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • DeVry University
  • Sistema Universitario

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Broward College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Atlantic Technical Center
  • McFatter Technical Center
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Sheridan Technical Center
  • ATI Career Training Center

  • Other Schools:
  • Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale
  • Florida College of Natural Health

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 111.56
    Food 99.03
    Housing 123.97
    Medical Care 107.54
    Personal Goods and Services 102.10
    Transportation 102.06
    Medical Services:
  • Broward Health
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • HCA
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Kindred Hospitals
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Tenet South Florida

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • Anne Kolb Nature Center
  • Broward Center for Performing Arts
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale
  • Museum of Discovery & Science/AutoNation Imax Theater
  • Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District
  • Sawgrass Mills Mall

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Bonnet House
  • Buehler Planetarium
  • Ft. Lauderdale Historical Museum
  • Graves Museum of Archeology & Natural History
  • Hillsboro Inlet Light Station
  • Pompano Beach Historical Museum
  • Stranahan House (Circa 1901)

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Florida Renaissance Festival
  • Fort Lauderdale Air & Sea Show
  • Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • Hispanic Fest
  • Hollywood Jazz Festival
  • Winterfest Boat Parade

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