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Time Zone: Broward County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fort Lauderdale is the Seat for Broward County.

Broward County was founded April 30, 1915. Broward was created by taking area from Dade and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Broward had a population of 1,766,476 people. This is an increase of 8.84% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,623,018 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Broward represented 10.16% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,748,066+7.7%-1.04% since 2009
20091,766,476+8.84%+0.75% since 2008
20081,753,262+8.02%+0.36% since 2007
20001,623,018The Last Census

More information can be found on the Broward County Census Page for Broward County.


Below are some of the communities located in Broward County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Broward County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Fort Lauderdale   184,892152,39721.32% increase  
Pembroke Pines   146,600137,4276.67% increase  
Hollywood   142,622139,3572.34% increase  
Coral Springs   126,518117,5497.63% increase  
Miramar   109,17672,73950.1% increase  

Websites for Broward County

Official Website:   www.broward.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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