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Overview

Introduction to Sunrise, Florida

The Florida city of Sunrise is located in western Broward County, about 12 miles west of Fort Lauderdale and 37 miles north of Miami. The city is adjoined by the communities of Weston, Davie, Tamarac, Lauderhill and Plantation. Principal highways in and around the city include Interstates I-95 and I-595 and Florida State Highway 84.

Originally known as Sunrise Golf Village, the city was incorporated in 1961 and changed its name to the city of Sunrise in 1971. The city's original footprint of less than two square miles expanded during the 1970s through annexation to its present size encompassing more than 18 square miles. Financial difficulties in the 1980s led to a period of revitalization, which saw the city rebuild its infrastructure and begin to establish itself as a center for corporate headquarters. The 1998 opening of the state-of-the-art BankAtlantic Center, one of the nation's largest arenas, helped establish the city as one of the leading municipalities in South Florida. Sunrise today boasts a flourishing job market, a vibrant tourist industry, and is home to over 100 corporations and the largest corporate office park in the region.

Sunrise Attractions

The crown jewel of Sunrise is its BankAtlantic Center, a world-class multi-purpose facility which hosts more than 100 major entertainment events annually. Another major attraction is The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills, an exciting destination containing over 300,000 square feet of entertainment, dining and more. The city also boasts its own 65-member professional symphony, the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra. Founded in 1987, this independent group conducts its highly anticipated concert season annually from October through May.

Sunrise also plays host to numerous events that draw residents and visitors of all ages. The Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring handmade crafts, international foods, roving entertainment and children's rides and games, marks the beginning of the holiday season. The July 4th concert is always a hit with residents. The city's annual Fourth of July Celebration features a parade, concert, softball and fireworks. December's Jingle Bell Jog, a 21-year old Florida tradition, includes a 5K run and fitness walk for entrants in a wide range of age categories with a route which winds its way through the tree-lined streets of Sawgrass International Corporate Park. Every spring, the city hosts the BMW Tennis Championship, a prestigious major tournament of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) which consistently draws a competitive field consisting of some of world's top men's professional tennis players.

Fans of major league professional hockey do not need to leave town in order to see first-rate competition. The National Hockey League's Florida Panthers play their home games at Sunrise's BankAtlantic Center. Other major league caliber pro sports can be found 30 minutes south of town in the city of Miami, home to the Florida Marlins (MLB baseball), the Miami Dolphins (NFL football) and the Miami Heat (NBA basketball).

Baseball fans who visit Sunrise during the month of March can also catch some Grapefruit League (Spring Training) games only minutes away. The nearby city of Fort Lauderdale is the Spring Training site of the Baltimore Orioles, who play their pre-season games at Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

Demographics

People

Total Population91,177
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+44,009
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,394
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,157
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,712

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,238
% Above Poverty Level85.8%
% Below Poverty Level14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$1,302
Median House Value$150,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.7%
West Indian20.5%
Jamaican10.9%
Haitian7.8%
Italian6.1%
Irish4.7%
English2.2%
Polish2.1%
Russian2%
French Except Basque1.4%
African1.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.7%
Guyanese0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Arab0.5%
British0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Bahamian0.3%
Liberian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Czech0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
German0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Sunrise Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33322, 33323, 33325, 33326, 33351, 33313, 33319
P.O. Box Zip Codes33345
Phone Area Codes754, 954
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.14
Approximate Longitude-80.13

Sunrise Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance5.9 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
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance38 miles
Jan Temp57 to 75 F
Apr Temp65 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp71 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cooper City34,364$103,865
Lauderdale Lakes34,321$37,551
Lauderhill70,452$42,870
North Lauderdale43,087$42,797
Plantation90,878$79,119
Tamarac63,747$53,598

Sunrise Hospitals

Sunrise Regional Medical Center
555 Sw 148th Ave
(954) 370-0200
Healthsouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
4399 Nob Hill Rd
(954) 749-0300

Sunrise Public Schools

Magnolia Academy
7100 West Oakland Park Blvd
ZIP: 33313
(954) 507-6305
Primary
Village Elementary School
2100 Nw 70th Ave
ZIP: 33313
(754) 322-8750
Primary
Total Enrollment 855
Bair Middle School
9100 Nw 21st Mnr
ZIP: 33322
(754) 322-2900
Middle
Total Enrollment 895
Horizon Elementary School
2101 N Pine Island Rd
ZIP: 33322
(754) 322-6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Nob Hill Elementary School
2100 Nw 104th Ave
ZIP: 33322
(754) 322-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Remsberg Preparatory Charter School
1830 University Dr, Ste 148
ZIP: 33322
(954) 483-7632
Sawgrass Elementary School
12655 Nw 8th St
ZIP: 33325
(754) 322-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 991
Academic Solutions High School
4099 N Pine Island Rd
ZIP: 33351
(954) 572-4862
High
Total Enrollment 203
Arc Broward, Inc.
10250 Nw 53rd St
ZIP: 33351
(954) 746-9400
High
Total Enrollment 63
Banyan Elementary School
8800 Nw 50th St
ZIP: 33351
(754) 322-5350
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Discovery Elementary School
8800 Nw 54th Ct
ZIP: 33351
(754) 322-9100
Primary
Total Enrollment 975
Sandpiper Elementary School
3700 N Hiatus Rd
ZIP: 33351
(754) 322-8450
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Welleby Elementary School
3230 N Nob Hill Rd
ZIP: 33351
(754) 322-8850
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Westpine Middle School
9393 Nw 50th St
ZIP: 33351
(754) 322-4900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1063

Sunrise Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School
10900 W Oakland Park Blvd
ZIP: 33351
Elementary
Total Enrollment 264
Harvard Academy
8955 Nw 50th St
ZIP: 33351
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Salah Tawfik Elementary & Middle School
5455 Nw 108th Ave
ZIP: 33351
Elementary
Total Enrollment 142
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