Broward County Population 2016

The Broward County population is 1,896,425 (latest US Census Bureau Data).

Broward County is located in the state of Florida. It is the second largest county in Florida by population, and the 17th largest county in the US by population. It is also the second most densely populated county in the state, after Pinellas County.

Broward County Population Growth

The population in Broward County has been growing rapidly for many years, and if growth continues at the current rate it may pass 2 million by the time of the 2020 census.

There are six cities in Broward County with a population of more than 100,000 people and fifteen in total with a population of more than 50,000 people. The county is a part of the Miami metropolitan area, which includes Miami and its commuter cities.

Largest cities in Broward County

Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County and the 10th largest in Florida. In 2015 its population was an estimated 178,590. After a small drop in population during the 1980s, its population growth has been steadily increasing. By the time of the 2020 census, the county populationĀ is likely to passĀ 190,000.

Other cities with a population of more than 100,000 people are Pembroke Pines (pop: 162,329), Hollywood (pop: 146,526), Miramar (pop 130,288), Coral Springs (pop: 126,604 and Pompano Beach (pop: 104,410).

Here is a table listing cities in Broward County with a population of more than 50,000 people.

City name Population
Fort Lauderdale (2015) 178,590
Pembroke Pines 162,329
Hollywood 146,526
Miramar 130,288
Coral Springs 126,604
Pompano Beach 104,410
Davie 96,830
Plantation 90,268
Sunrise 90,116
Deerfield Beach 78,041
Lauderhill 69,813
Weston 68,388
Tamarac 63,155
Coconut Creek 56,792
Margate 55,456

Note that all population data is from 2013, except for Fort Lauderdale which is from 2015. The 2013 population of Fort Lauderdale was 172,389.

Ethnicity / Race in Broward County

Broward County is one less than a hundred US counties where minority populations outnumber its white population.

As of 2015, White (non-Hispanic) remains the single largest single group within Broward County, comprising 38.8% of the population. Black (non-Hispanic) is the next largest group (29.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28.0%).

White non-Hispanic38.8%
Black non-Hispanic29.2%
Hispanic or Latino28.0%

Other groups include Asian (3.5%), two or more races (2.1%), American Indian / Alaska Native (0.4%) and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander (0.1%).

Economy and income

Per capita income in Broward County is $28,631. This is just above the US average ($27,334) and ranks Broward 12th highest in the state of Florida.

Broward County$28,631
US average$27,334

Broward County Population Density

Broward County is the second most densely populated county in Florida, after Pinellas County.

Although Broward County is the second most populous county in Florida, it is only the is the 7th largest by area.

Its total area of 1,209 square miles (2,896km2) means that it has the Broward County population density in 2015 was 1,445 people per square mile (558 people per km2).

Broward County Population Growth

The table below lists the population of Broward County at the time of each census. The County was founded in 1915, so the first data available is from 1920.

Census Year Population Percentage change
1920 5,135 n/a
1930 20,094 291.3%
1940 39,794 98.0%
1950 83,933 110.9%
1960 333,946 297.9%
1970 620,100 85.7%
1980 1,018,200 64.2%
1990 1,255,488 23.3%
2000 1,623,018 29.3%
2010 1,748,066 8.5%

Further reading and sources

Unless otherwise noted, data in this article comes from the US Census Bureau. A great deal of useful demographic information about Broward County and the State of Florida more generally can be found at the website of the Florida Office of Economic & Demographic Research.


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