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Overview

Introduction to Pompano Beach, Florida

The Florida city of Pompano Beach, located in the northern portion of Broward County, lies along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about 8 miles north of Fort Lauderdale. Centrally located in Florida's famous Gold Coast, the city is situated approximately midway between Miami and Palm Beach (about 35 miles away from each). Pompano Beach is serviced by both Interstate I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.

Named for a species of fish (pompano) which swims abundantly in the area's warm Atlantic waters, the city was originally inhabited by the Tequesta Indians, who survived on the subtropical land by living in villages near the ocean and feasting on its abundant sea life. European colonization eventually led to the destruction of the Tequesta way of life, and the Tribe was replaced in the area by the Seminoles. Until the arrival of the railroad in 1896, the region was not linked to the rest of the nation but after this time the municipality grew and the city of Pompano became incorporated in 1908. In 1947, Pompano officially merged with the beach area to its east to become the city of Pompano Beach. The city today relies on tourism, light manufacturing, retail and high technology as its principal industries.

Events and Entertainment in Pompano Beach

Beach goers, fishermen and golfers find living or vacationing in Pompano Beach a dream come true. Over three miles of white pristine beaches combined with an abundance of some of the world's most beautiful and challenging links just minutes away make it easy to see why thousands of visitors flock to the area annually. In addition to an almost unlimited supply of outdoor recreational options, the city also hosts a number of annual events and festivals, including the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, a week-long May event attracting anglers from around the world who participate in one of the largest sport fishing tournaments in south Florida. December's Holiday Boat Parade features prizes and awards for "best dressed" boats and also includes a ride down the Intracoastal Waterway featuring food, drinks and fun.

Among the city's other attractions are the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, an open-air venue which has served as host site for numerous outdoor concerts. Also in town is the Goodyear Blimp Base, home base of the famous blimp and one of only four blimp bases in the world. Bargain hunters should head to the Festival Flea Market Mall, housing more than 800 stores, booths and kiosks selling discounted brand name merchandise. Two miles north of Pompano Beach is Lighthouse Point, home of Hillsboro Light, a decades-old lighthouse which is the brightest in the southeast.

Those whose fun consists of spectator sports won't be disappointed with the Pompano Beach area. The city offers year-round horse racing at the world famous Pompano Harness Track. In nearby Miami, baseball fans can migrate to Pro Player Stadium, home of Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins. Football fans can follow the exploits of the Miami Dolphins as they host the NFL's best, while fans of indoor sports can take in some major league hockey (NHL's Florida Panthers, who play in nearby Sunrise) and basketball (NBA's Miami Heat).

People

Total Population 104,741
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 19.5%
Employed Population 16+ 44,033
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 36.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,381
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,245
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,596

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,495
% Above Poverty Level 76.6%
% Below Poverty Level 23.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5%

Housing

People Living Alone 38%
Median Gross Rent $1,081
Median House Value $156,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 5%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pompano Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 32 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33060, 33062, 33063, 33064, 33065, 33066, 33067, 33068, 33069, 33071, 33073, 33076
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33061, 33072, 33074, 33075, 33077, 33093, 33097
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.237
Longitude -80.125

Pompano Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station POMPANO BEACH
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pompano Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

CoconutCreek (33093)

Laud By The Sea (33062)

Lauderdale by the Sea (33062)

Lghthse Point (33064, 33074)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coconut Creek 56,816 $64,031
Hillsboro Beach 1,568 $104,583
Lighthouse Point 10,842 $100,583
Margate 55,678 $54,249
Oakland Park 43,347 $48,423
Sea Ranch Lakes 701 $126,667

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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1201 NW 6TH AVENUE
954-786-3600
Serves 2,759 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

POMPANO BEACH HIGH SCHOOL INSTITUTE
1400 NE SIXTH STREET
954-786-7600
Serves 861 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

DAVE THOMAS EDUCATION CENTER
180 SW 2ND STREET
754-321-6750
A Non-traditional School
Serves 475 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

CROSS CREEK SCHOOL
1010 NW 31ST AVENUE
754-321-6450
A Special Education School
Serves 154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

BRIGHT HORIZONS
3901 NE 1ST TERRACE
754-321-6400
A Special Education School
Serves 151 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

CYPRESS RUN ALTERNATIVE/ESE
2251 NW 18 STREET
754-321-6500
A Non-traditional School
Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

BROWARD CHILDREN'S CENTER NORTH
25 SE 20 AVENUE
954-946-7503
Serves 64 students.

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