Hollywood, Florida Population 2019
Hollywood is located in Broward County, Florida about halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale along the eastern coast of South Florida. Hollywood is one of the primary cities in the Miami metropolitan area which has an estimated population of 6 million. Hollywood is the 12th largest city in Florida with an estimated 2019 population of 154,000.
According to the Census Bureau, the racial and ethnic composition of Hollywood, FL is:
- White: 70.6% (non-Hispanic: 42.9%)
- African-American or black: 17.7%
- American Indian: 0.2%
- Asian: 2.3%
- Two or more races: 4.1%
- Hispanic or Latino of any race: 35.3%
About 35% of the population of Hollywood. In 2000, about 67% of residents spoke English as a first language followed by Spanish (22%), French (2%), French Creole (1%), Italian (1%), Romanian (0.9%), Hebrew (0.8%), and German (0.7%). Hollywood has one of the highest populations of Cubans, Peruvians, and Romanians in the country.
Hollywood, Florida is a fairly young city with a history that dates to 1920 when Joseph Young arrived in the area to create what he called a "Dream City in Florida." He dreamt of beautiful beaches along the Atlantic with an intracoastal waterway, modern infrastructure, and manmade lakes. He spent millions to construction the city and became the first mayor. He named the town Hollywood by the Sea. The town quickly attracted snowbirds, or northerners who were drawn to the area to escape their own harsh winters. During the 1920s, Hollywood Beach was transformed with the Broadwalk, a cement promenade about 30 feet wide stretching along the shore. By 1926, the area had 9 hotels and more than 2,400 homes.
In 1926, an extreme hurricane hit the South Florida Atlantic Coast. Hollywood was devastated by flooding that killed 37 people and incurred millions in property losses. In the aftermath, thousands of residents fled the area and the population dropped. The residents of Dania and Hallandale also seceded from Hollywood after refusing to pay municipal taxes to an essentially bankrupt city.
Young developed a plan to restore Hollywood by dredging a deep-water seaport from the shallow lake near Hollywood. His plan worked although he soon went bankrupt himself. Port Everglades eventually became Florida's busiest seaport. Hollywood's population reached 7,500 in 1945 and nearly doubled to 14,000 by 1950 despite two hurricanes in 1947.
Florida is currently experiencing rapid growth in many of its biggest cities with state-wide population growth of 11.6% between 2010 and 2017. Florida has 59 cities with a population of at least 50,000 -- including Hollywood -- and each city reported growth during these years. This growth is expected to continue over the next decade.
Hollywood Fl Demographics
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hollywood Fl was:
- White: 70.62%
- Black or African American: 17.69%
- Other race: 5.05%
- Two or more races: 4.14%
- Asian: 2.26%
- Native American: 0.17%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
Hollywood, Florida's estimated population is 153,627 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Hollywood, Florida is the 12th largest city in Florida based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 5640.01 people/mi² (2177.61 people/km²), with a household density of 988.74 people/km² (2560.83 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 42.1 years, 40.3 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.6 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 69,754 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.5%, with a median rent of $1128/month. The median house has 4.3 rooms, and has a value of $217,100.
The median income for households in Hollywood, Florida is $50,019, while the mean household income is $69,902.
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