Hollywood is a planned city. On Hollywood Boulevard is the Mediterranean-style Joseph Young Mansion, built around 1921, making it one of the oldest houses in Hollywood.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.8 square miles (80 km2). 27.34 square miles (71 km2) of it is land and 3.46 square miles (9 km2) of it is water (11.23%).
Hollywood is located in southeastern Broward County, and includes about 5 to 6 miles (8.0 to 9.7 km) of Atlantic Ocean beach, interrupted briefly by a portion deeded to Dania Beach. It is bounded by the following municipalities:
To the north: Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach.
To the west: Pembroke Pines.
To the south: West Park, Pembroke Park, Hallandale Beach.
Like the rest of South Florida, Hollywood has a Tropical monsoon climate, with humid summers and mild winters.
As of 2000, there were 59,673 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.
Sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood
Hollywood’s paved beach Boardwalk
The city’s age demographic shows a mixed population with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 90.9 men.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,714, and the median income for a family was $55,849. Males had a median income of $33,102 versus $21,237 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,097. About 9.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 66.94% of residents, Spanish accounted for 21.62%, French made up 2.06%, French Creole consisted of 1.32%, Italian comprised 1.12%, Romanian was at 0.91%, Hebrew at 0.88%, Portuguese 0.84%, and German as a mother tongue was 0.72% of the population.
As of 2000, Hollywood had the seventy-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the U.S., at 4.23% of the city’s population, and the sixty-fifth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.26% of the city’s population (tied with both the town and village of Mount Kisco, New York.) It also had the fifty-seventh highest percentage of Peruvian residents in the US, at 1.05% of the city’s population (tied with Locust Valley, New York), and the twentieth highest percentage of Romanian residents in the US, at 1.1% of the its population (tied with several other areas in the US).
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010
|White or Caucasian(including White Hispanic)
|(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)
|Black or African-American
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
|Native American or Native Alaskan
|Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian
|Two or more races (Multiracial)
|Some Other Race