Hollywood, Florida Population 2023

156,757

Hollywood is a city located in Broward County Florida. With a 2023 population of 156,757, it is the 12th largest city in Florida and the 180th largest city in the United States.Hollywood is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 1.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 153,834 in 2020. Spanning over 31 miles, Hollywood has a population density of 5,749 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hollywood is $77,981 with a poverty rate of 13.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hollywood is 40.6 years, 39.2 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Hollywood is located in Broward County, Florida about halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale along the eastern coast of South Florida.

Language Statistics

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.

Population Growth

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, 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.

Hollywood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hollywood was:

  • White: 65.37%
  • Black or African American: 17.29%
  • Two or more races: 8.64%
  • Other race: 5.93%
  • Asian: 2.44%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Hollywood, Florida is 156,757 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 153,834.

Hollywood, Florida Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hollywood Population by Race

Hollywood Population Pyramid 2023

Hollywood Median Age

40.6

Total

39.2

Male

42.4

Female

Hollywood Adults

There are 124,254 adults, (24,408 of whom are seniors) in Hollywood.

Hollywood Age Dependency

54.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hollywood Sex Ratio

Female76,79349.92%
Male77,04150.08%

Hollywood Population by Age

Hollywood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.38

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hollywood Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hollywood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hollywood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 92.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 56.04%.

Hollywood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$33,180

Average Earnings

$36,045

Average Male

$30,996

Average Female

Hollywood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hollywood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hollywood Language

48.77% of Hollywood residents speak only English, while 51.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.54% of the population.

Hollywood Language

Hollywood Poverty by Race

rate

13.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.05%

Male Poverty Rate

13.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hollywood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hollywood is Islander, with 29.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hollywood is Native, with 3.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.38%.

Hollywood Poverty

Hollywood Poverty Rate by Education

Hollywood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hollywood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hollywood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hollywood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hollywood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hollywood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hollywood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,376

Number of Veterans

4,877

Male Veterans

499

Female Veterans

Hollywood Veterans by War

Hollywood Veterans by Age

count

Hollywood Veterans by Race

Hollywood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hollywood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hollywood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hollywood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hollywood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

32.69%

Born in Hollywood

62.90%

Native Born

37.60%

Foreign Born

15.98%

Non Citizen

21.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.90% of Hollywood residents were born in the United States, with 32.69% having been born in Florida. 15.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hollywood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Hollywood Population by Year