More InformationPompano Beach is along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean just to the north of Fort Lauderdale. The nearby Hillsboro Inlet forms part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 99,845. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Pompano Beach is currently in the middle of a redevelopment process of its neglected beachfront, which promises to reinvent the city. The city has also been listed as one of the top real estate markets, being featured in CNN, Money and the Wall Street Journal as one of the country's top vacation home markets. Pompano Beach Airpark, located within the city, is the home of the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation.
As of 2010, there were 55,885 households, of which 24.5% were vacant. As of 2000, 17.4% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.6% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.85.
In 2000, the city the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $36,073, and the median income for a family was $44,195. Males had a median income of $31,162 versus $26,870 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,938. About 13.1% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.1% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2000, before annexation of other areas, Pompano Beach was the thirty-third most Haitian-populated area in the US, at 5.90% of the population. While it had the twenty-fifth highest percentage of Brazilians in the US, at 1.10%, (tied with Corte Madera, California and Delran, New Jersey.)
As of 2000, before many of the unincorporated areas were annexed to the city, speakers of English as a first language were at 76.38%, while Spanish was at 9.34%, Haitian Creole consisted of 6.16%, French made up 2.35%, Portuguese 1.52%, German was 0.97%, and Italian as a mother tongue was 0.88% of the population.
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