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Overview

Introduction to Tamarac, Florida

The Florida city of Tamarac is located in Broward County, about 13 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale and 40 miles north of Miami. The city is bordered by Margate to the north and Sunrise and Lauderhill to the south. It is easily accessible from the Sawgrass Expressway and the Florida Turnpike and is also close to Interstate I-95.

Incorporated in 1963, Tamarac got its unique name from the original business of its developer; a young millionaire from the Midwest named Ken Behring. Having originally made his fortune with a chain of carwash centers called Car-A-Mat, Behring in the early 1960s bought land and built homes and communities in a region which was then little more than a fledgling senior retirement community. For a city name he chose Tamarac, which is "Car-A-Mat" spelled backwards. Although still predominantly a retirement community, Tamarac is attracting an increasing number of young families and commuters who live here and work in other neighboring cities.

Arts and Recreation in Tamarac

Tamarac boasts a number of parks which provide a variety of amenities and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Veteran’s Park has a veteran’s memorial. Sunset Point Park features a walking trail, playground and a small amphitheater. Caporella Park offers picnic tables, grills, playground and a lake with a fishing pier. The Tamarac Sports Complex includes a hockey rink, tennis and basketball courts, fields for baseball, softball, football and soccer, as well as a gazebo, covered playground and picnic tables.

The Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts is one of South Florida's finest venues for live stage entertainment. In existence for over 25 years, the theater features a regular schedule of stage plays and musicals, as well as a Children's Theater program that teaches all the performing arts, covering dancing, singing, acting and stagecraft. Tamarac's central location provides easy access to numerous attractions in nearby cities and towns. To name just a few, these include the Fort Lauderdale Historical Museum, the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Graves Museum of Archaeology & Natural History in Dania Beach, the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale and the City of Plantation Historical Museum.

Area sports can be found at a number of nearby places. The International Swimming Hall of Fame is one of the principal attractions in nearby Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fort Lauderdale is also the Spring Training home of baseball's Baltimore Orioles. The BankAtlantic Center in nearby Sunrise is the home arena of the NHL's Florida Panthers hockey team. The city of Miami, less than an hour away from Tamarac, is the home of three major-league professional franchises: the Dolphins (NFL football), the Heat (NBA basketball) and baseball's Florida Marlins.

Demographics

People

Total Population63,747
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens26.3%
Employed Population 16+29,820
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,470
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,418
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,731

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,598
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,227
Median House Value$127,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.1%
West Indian17.6%
Jamaican10.3%
Italian7.5%
Haitian5.3%
Irish4.6%
German4.5%
Polish4.1%
Russian3.2%
English3.1%
French Except Basque1.3%
Arab1%
Trinidad Tobago0.9%
Brazilian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Guyanese0.5%
Greek0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Bahamian0.4%
African0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
British0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Tamarac Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33321, 33351, 33309, 33319
P.O. Box Zip Codes33320, 33359
Phone Area Codes754, 954
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.14
Approximate Longitude-80.13

Tamarac 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
Distance6.4 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
Distance8.4 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
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coconut Creek57,731$65,742
Coral Springs127,673$74,303
Lauderdale Lakes34,321$37,551
Margate56,245$54,201
North Lauderdale43,087$42,797
Sunrise91,177$60,238

Tamarac Hospitals

University Hospital And Medical Center
(Proprietary)
7201 N University Dr
(954) 721-2200

Tamarac Public Schools

Challenger Elementary School
5703 Nw 94th Ave
ZIP: 33321
(754) 322-5750
Primary
Total Enrollment 949
Charter School Of Excellence Tamarac 1
7595 Nw 61st St
ZIP: 33321
(954) 721-8902
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Charter School Of Excellence Tamarac 2
7595 Nw 61st St
ZIP: 33321
(954) 721-8902
Primary
Total Enrollment 23
Everest Charter School
10054 W Mcnab Rd
ZIP: 33321
(954) 726-5227
Primary
Total Enrollment 65
Excelsior Charter Of Broward
10046 W Mcnab Rd
ZIP: 33321
(954) 726-5227
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
Millennium Middle School
5803 Nw 94th Ave
ZIP: 33321
(754) 322-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1368
Pivot Charter School
8129 N Pine Island Rd
ZIP: 33321
(954) 720-3001
Other
Total Enrollment 197
Renaissance Charter School At University
8399 N University Dr
ZIP: 33321
(954) 414-0996
Primary
Total Enrollment 1425
Tamarac Elementary School
7601 N University Dr
ZIP: 33321
(754) 322-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 845
Touchdowns4life
10044 W Mcnab Rd # 28
ZIP: 33321
(954) 726-8785
West Broward Academy At Excelsior
10038 W Mcnab Rd
ZIP: 33321
(954) 726-5227
Primary
Total Enrollment 52

Tamarac Private Schools

Fuvis Learning Center
3896 W Commercial Blvd
ZIP: 33309
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Alazhar School
7201 W Mcnab Rd
ZIP: 33321
Elementary
Total Enrollment 142
Excelsior Artz Preparatory School
8197 N University Dr Ste 13
ZIP: 33321
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Rohr Bais Chaya Academy
8100 N University Dr
ZIP: 33321
Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
Woodlands Montessori School
6820 Nw 70th Ave
ZIP: 33321
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
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