Broward County is located in southeastern Florida. The County Seat is Fort Lauderdale and the largest city is Fort Lauderdale. www.broward.org/ The 2014 population estimate is 1,869,235 and the 2010 census population was 1,748,148. The land area is 1,209.79 square miles and there are 1444.9 persons per square mile.
65.4% of the population is White, 28.5% is Black or African American, 26.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 87.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 29.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $181,500, there are 663,458 households, an average of 2.67 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,205, the median household income is $51,251, and 14.3% of the persons in Broward County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 237,524. Retail sales (in $1000) were $30,886,257, and sales per capita were $17,680. The percentage of black-owned firms is 16.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.8%.
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