Hollywood Florida Information

Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of July 1, 2008, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 141,740.[3] Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida.[6] Hollywood is a Principal City of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,413,212 people.

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 139,357 people, 59,673 households, and 34,490 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,097.2/mi² (1,968.0/km²). There were 68,426 housing units at an average density of 2,502.8/mi² (966.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.4% White, 12.1% African American or Black, 0.30% Native American, 2% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.10% from other races, 3.27% from two or more races and 22.5% Hispanic of any race.[9]

There were 59,673 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.

Sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood

Hollywood’s paved beach Broadwalk

The city’s age demographic shows a mixed population with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $10,714, and the median income for a family was $15,849. Males had a median income of $13,102 versus $11,237 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,097. About 9.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 66.94% of residents, Spanish accounted for 21.62%, French made up 2.06%, French Creole consisted of 1.32%, Italian comprised 1.12%, Romanian was at 0.91%, Hebrew at 0.88%, Portuguese 0.84%, and German as a mother tongue was 0.72% of the population.[10]

As of 2000, Hollywood had the seventy-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 4.23% of the city’s population,[11] and the sixty-fifth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.26% of the city’s population (tied with both the town and village of Mount Kisco, New York.)[12] It also had the fifty-seventh highest percentage of Peruvian residents in the US, at 1.05% of the city’s population (tied with Locust Valley, New York),[13] and the twentieth highest percentage of Romanian residents in the US, at 1.1% of the its population (tied with several other areas in the US).[14]

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Annie Sturman, A.P.
Annie Sturman, A.P.

3854 Sheridan Street Suite A
Hollywood, FL 33021
Office: 954-326-0603