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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).

Demographics

People

Total Population106,004
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+45,847
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married37.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$27,210
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,845
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,851

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,664
% Above Poverty Level78.8%
% Below Poverty Level21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone36.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,099
Median House Value$165,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.3%
West Indian13%
Haitian9.6%
Irish8.3%
German8%
Italian7.9%
English4.9%
Polish2.5%
Brazilian2.2%
French Except Basque2%
Jamaican2%
Russian1.4%
Scottish1%
Bahamian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Welsh0.5%
African0.5%
Greek0.5%
Guyanese0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
US/American0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
South African0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Pompano Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33060, 33069, 33066, 33071, 33063, 33065, 33067, 33076, 33062, 33064, 33068, 33073
P.O. Box Zip Codes33061, 33072, 33077, 33074, 33075, 33097, 33093
Phone Area Codes561,754,954
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.23
Approximate Longitude-80.13

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)

StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp58 to 77 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coconut Creek57,731$65,742
Hillsboro Beach1,467$118,750
Lighthouse Point10,946$108,938
Margate56,245$54,201
Oakland Park43,660$48,672
Sea Ranch Lakes663$149,167

Pompano Beach Hospitals

Broward Health North
(Government - District/authority)
201 E Sample Rd
(954) 941-8300

Pompano Beach Public Schools

Baby Boomers
261 Se 13th Ave
ZIP: 33060
(954) 946-2229
Primary
Total Enrollment 6
Broward Children's Center North
25 Se 20th Ave
ZIP: 33060
(954) 946-7503
Other
Total Enrollment 68
Mcnab Elementary School
1350 Se 9th Ave
ZIP: 33060
(754) 322-7050
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Sanders Park Elementary School
800 Nw 16th St
ZIP: 33060
(754) 322-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Cypress Elementary School
851 Sw 3rd Ave
ZIP: 33060
(754) 322-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 913
Pompano Beach Middle School
310 Ne 6th St
ZIP: 33060
(754) 322-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1022
Dave Thomas East
180 Sw 2nd St
ZIP: 33060
(754) 321-6750
Other
Dave Thomas Education Center
180 Sw 2nd St
ZIP: 33060
(754) 321-6750
Other
Total Enrollment 727
Pompano Beach Elementary School
700 Ne 13th Ave
ZIP: 33060
(754) 322-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Pompano Beach High School
600 Ne 13th Ave
ZIP: 33060
(754) 322-2000
High
Total Enrollment 1206
Blanche Ely High School
1201 Nw 6th Ave
ZIP: 33060
(754) 322-0950
High
Total Enrollment 2041
Bright Horizons
3901 Ne 1st Ter
ZIP: 33064
(754) 321-6400
Other
Total Enrollment 145
Norcrest Elementary School
3951 Ne 16th Ave
ZIP: 33064
(754) 322-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Tedder Elementary School
4157 Ne 1st Ter
ZIP: 33064
(754) 322-8650
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Cresthaven Elementary School
801 Ne 25th St
ZIP: 33064
(754) 322-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Somerset Academy Pompano (k-5)
3311 Nw 9th Ave
ZIP: 33064
(954) 946-4144
Primary
Total Enrollment 165
Somerset Pines Academy
901 Ne 33rd St
ZIP: 33064
(954) 786-5980
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Somerset Academy Pompano Middle (6-8)
3311 N Andrews Ave Ext
ZIP: 33064
(954) 946-4144
Middle
Total Enrollment 24
Crystal Lake Community Middle
3551 Ne 3rd Ave
ZIP: 33064
(754) 322-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1335
Mavericks High Of North Broward County
3500 N Andrews Avenue Ext
ZIP: 33064
(954) 944-4123
High
Total Enrollment 347
Park Ridge Elementary School
5200 Ne 9th Ave
ZIP: 33064
(754) 322-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Palmview Elementary School
2601 Ne 1st Ave
ZIP: 33064
(754) 322-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Cypress Run Alternative/ese
2251 Nw 18th St
ZIP: 33069
(754) 321-6500
Other
Total Enrollment 94
Cross Creek School
1010 Nw 31st Ave
ZIP: 33069
(754) 321-6450
Other
Total Enrollment 149
Pompano Substance Abuse Treatment
3090 N Powerline Rd
ZIP: 33069
(954) 962-1088
Other
Total Enrollment 23
C. Robert Markham Elementary
1501 Nw 15th Ave
ZIP: 33069
(754) 322-6950
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Charles Drew Elementary School
1000 Nw 31st Ave
ZIP: 33069
(754) 322-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 603

Pompano Beach Private Schools

Green Children's House
307 Ne 1st St
ZIP: 33060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Bb International Preschool And Kindergarten
1735 E Atlantic Blvd
ZIP: 33060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Lighthouse Christian School
2331 Ne 26th Ave
ZIP: 33062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 152
St Coleman School
2250 Se 12th St
ZIP: 33062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 597
Highlands Christian Academy
501 Ne 48th St
ZIP: 33064
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 470
The New Life Christian Academy
2140 Nw 2nd Street
ZIP: 33069
Secondary
Total Enrollment 3
Premier Academy School
2301 West Sample Road Ste 3b Bld 3
ZIP: 33073
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
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