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Population (year 2000): 55,588. Estimated population in July 2005: 59,923 (+7.8% change)
Males: 24,862 (44.7%), Females: 30,726 (55.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 52.9 years
Median household income: $34,290 (year 2000)
Median house value: $95,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Tamarac:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.4%)
  • Hispanic (14.9%)
  • Black (10.5%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (11.0%), United States (9.1%), Irish (8.0%), German (7.8%), West Indian (6.9%), Russian (6.2%).

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Elevation: 11 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles

Tamarac,

For population 25 years and over in Tamarac

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tamarac city

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 16.0%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

21.5% Foreign born (14.6% Latin America, 4.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +10,871 (+24.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Hialeah, (24.0 miles pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (1016.4 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lauderdale, FL (1.7 miles North Park, FL (2.4 miles Broadview-Pompano FL (2.8 miles Lauderhill, Park, FL (3.1 miles Village FL Margate, (3.8 miles Lakes, FL (3.9 miles Lauderdale Aire, FL (3.9 miles Palm FL Sunrise, (4.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 226 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 1997: 208 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2002: 180 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2003: 90 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2004: 245 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2005: 491 buildings, average cost: $106,800

Latitude: 26.20 N, Longitude: 80.25 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Retail trade (15.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.1%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,733 (-10.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,614 (11.9%)


 

Crime in Tamarac by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 2 2 2 2
    per 100,000 1.8 0.0 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
Rapes 6 13 15 11 9 8
    per 100,000 10.8 23.4 27.0 19.8 16.2 14.4
Robberies 49 67 51 58 71 79
    per 100,000 88.1 120.5 91.7 104.3 127.7 142.1
Assaults 56 84 80 79 101 139
    per 100,000 100.7 151.1 143.9 142.1 181.7 250.1
Burglaries 211 211 253 151 165 224
    per 100,000 379.6 379.6 455.1 271.6 296.8 403.0
Thefts 838 759 648 684 581 860
    per 100,000 1507.5 1365.4 1165.7 1230.5 1045.2 1547.1
Auto thefts 266 187 199 144 137 150
    per 100,000 478.5 336.4 358.0 259.0 246.5 269.8
177.9 183.8 177.8 160.2 167.0 213.7


Average climate in Tamarac, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Tamarac,

Tamarac-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Tamarac city center killed one person and injured 33 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/23/1965, a category 3 tornado 8.9 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Tamarac:
  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL & MED CEN (7201 N UNIVERSITY DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Tamarac:
  • HEALTHSOUTH SUNRISE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; SUNRISE, FL)
  • FLORIDA MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)
  • NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; MARGATE, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tamarac:
  • FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTL (about 12 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: FLL)
  • MIAMI INTL (about 29 miles; MIAMI, FL; ID: MIA)
  • PALM BEACH INTL (about 34 miles; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; ID: PBI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tamarac:
  • FORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE (about 6 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: FXE)
  • DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE (about 10 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: DT1)
  • POMPANO BEACH AIRPARK (about 11 miles; POMPANO BEACH, FL; ID: PMP)

Amtrak stations near Tamarac:
  • 8 miles: FORT LAUDERDALE (200 SW 21ST TERRACE). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: DEERFIELD BEACH (1300 W. HILLSBORO BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: HOLLYWOOD (3001 HOLLYWOOD BLVD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 5 $12,425 $29,820 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $27,159 $32,590 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 31 $83,209 $32,209 11 $13,067
Financial Administration 23 $87,218 $45,505 0 $0
Natural Resources 2 $8,190 $49,140 0 $0
Water Supply 20 $69,783 $41,869 0 $0
Transit 11 $22,173 $24,188 1 $1,153
Other and Unallocable 112 $369,780 $39,619 0 $0
Sewerage 12 $31,069 $31,069 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,728 $44,736 0 $0
Welfare 2 $5,241 $31,446 0 $0
Firefighters 84 $383,082 $54,726 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $22,722 $68,166 1 $983
Other Government Administration 34 $126,725 $44,726 1 $2,347
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $16,773 $33,546 0 $0
Totals for Government 357 $1,269,277 $42,664 14 $17,550


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tamarac:
  • KEISER COLLEGE (about 6 miles; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,879)
  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 12,554)
  • BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 12,747)
  • ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE (about 11 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY-BOCA RATON (about 17 miles; BOCA RATON, FL; FT enrollment: 14,311)
  • BARRY UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; MIAMI, FL; FT enrollment: 5,780)
  • MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; MIAMI, FL; FT enrollment: 25,323)
Private high school in Tamarac:
  • TAMARAC LEARNING CENTER (Students: 13; Location: 7425 N UNIVERSITY DR; Grades: 2 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Tamarac:
  • MILLENNIUM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,516; Location: 5803 NW 94TH AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TAMARAC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,252; Location: 7601 UNIVERSITY DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,119; Location: 5703 NW 94 AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Tamarac:
  • ST MALACHY SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 7595 N W 61ST STREET; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Tamarac: 3 Lakes Plaza (A), Oakland Village Square (B), Sheppard Plaza (C), Shops of Tamarac (D), Sunflower Shopping Plaza (E), Sunshine Plaza (F), Tamarac Commercial Plaza (G), Woodmont Plaza (H), Camino Square (I).

Shopping Center: Oakland Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Tamarac include: Saint Andrews Catholic Church (A), Universal Church of Truth (B), Woodlands United Methodist Church (C), Margate Church of the Nazarene (D), Church of God (E).


Tamarac compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Tamarac:
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSRF (1580 AM; 10 kW; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLVJ (1040 AM; 25 kW; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL BOYNTON BEACH, INC.)
  • WHSR (980 AM; 5 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEXY (1520 AM; 4 kW; WILTON MANORS, FL; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WAVS (1170 AM; 5 kW; DAVIE, FL; Owner: RADIO WAVS, INC.)
  • WSUA (1260 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WSUA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBR (740 AM; 3 kW; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tamarac:
  • WEDR (99.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKPX (88.5 FM; SUNRISE, FL; Owner: SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA)
  • WBGG-FM (105.9 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYI-FM (100.7 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIS (99.9 FM; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: WKIS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRMA (106.7 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: WRMA LICENSING, INC.)
  • WFLC (97.3 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPYM (93.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO-MIAMI, LLC)
  • WHQT (105.1 FM; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLVE (93.9 FM; MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIB (103.5 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXJ (102.7 FM; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO. OF FLORIDA)
  • WPOW (96.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WPOW LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZTA (94.9 FM; MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLRN-FM (91.3 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI - DADE COUNTY, FL)
  • WLYF (101.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO. OF FLORIDA)
  • WXDJ (95.7 FM; NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: WXDJ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WEAT-FM (104.3 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAFG (90.3 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: WESTMINSTER ACADEMY)
  • WXEL (90.7 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tamarac:
  • WHDT-LP (Channel 44; MIAMI, FL; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WPBT (Channel 2; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY TV FOUNDATION OF S. FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WSVN (Channel 7; MIAMI, FL; Owner: SUNBEAM TELEVISION CORP.)
  • W58BU (Channel 58; HALLANDALE, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT,INC.)
  • WPPB-TV (Channel 63; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA)
  • WAMI-TV (Channel 69; HOLLYWOOD, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA MIAMI LLC)
  • WHFT-TV (Channel 45; MIAMI, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WSCV (Channel 51; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF FLORIDA LICENSE CORP.)
  • W24CA (Channel 24; MARATHON, FL; Owner: KEY COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS)
  • WLRN-TV (Channel 17; MIAMI, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI - DADE COUNTY, FL)
  • WPLG (Channel 10; MIAMI, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WLTV (Channel 23; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WLTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBFS-TV (Channel 33; MIAMI, FL; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF MIAMI INC.)
  • WBZL (Channel 39; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CHANNEL 39, INC.)
  • WPXM (Channel 35; MIAMI, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLMF-LP (Channel 53; MIAMI, FL; Owner: PAGING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WPTV (Channel 5; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLX (Channel 29; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WXEL-TV (Channel 42; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEC (Channel 12; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC)
  • WFUN-CA (Channel 48; MIAMI, ETC., FL; Owner: LOCALONE TEXAS, LTD.)
  • WDLP-CA (Channel 21; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WTVJ (Channel 6; MIAMI, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WPXP (Channel 67; LAKE WORTH, FL; Owner: PAXSON WEST PALM BEACH LICENSE, INC.)

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