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Dania Beach, Florida
City
Official seal of Dania Beach, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): "The Antique Capital of the South"
Motto: Broward's First City
Location of Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida
Location of Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida
City boundaries prior to 2001 annexation
City boundaries prior to 2001 annexation
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Broward
Settled (Modello Settlement) Circa 1898-1899
Incorporated (Town of Dania) November 30, 1904
Incorporated (City of Dania) June 06, 1927
Incorporated (City of Dania Beach) November 03, 1998
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Tamara James
 • Vice Mayor Bill Harris
 • Commissioners Chickie Brandimarte, Bobbie H. Grace, and Marco Salvino, Sr.
 • City Manager Robert Baldwin
 • City Clerk Louise Stilson
Area
 • City 8.3 sq mi (21.6 km2)
 • Land 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)  3.04%
Elevation 9 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 29,639
 • Density 1,414.0/sq mi (545.9/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33004
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-16335
GNIS feature ID 0281279
Website www.ci.dania-beach.fl.us

Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 29,639. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, The Casino at Dania Beach. It was formerly the location for two amusement centers; one named Boomers! (formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama), which housed the Dania Beach Hurricane roller coaster, and the other being Pirate's World amusement park, which was featured in Barry Mahon's Thumbelina. It is also former home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.

History

The area was started as a neighborhood called Modello in the late 19th century.

In November 1904, the area was incorporated as the town of Dania, because most of the 35 residents were farmers of Danish ancestry.

On January 4, 1926, Dania voted to annex itself to the City of Hollywood.

After the September 1926 Miami hurricane decimated Hollywood’s fortunes, most of Dania seceded from the City of Hollywood and reincorporated as a city. The areas that chose to remain part of the City of Hollywood caused Dania's current noncontinuous city boundaries.

On November 1998, Dania formally changed its name to Dania Beach. The name Dania is still commonly used to refer to the city.

In 2001, the city annexed several unincorporated areas of Broward County increasing the population by about 3,600 people.

Formerly known as the "Tomato Capital of the World," once the city went from a farming settlement to an urban city, it soon took on the name "The Antique Capital of the South," due to its many antique shops in downtown Dania Beach, especially along Federal Highway, known as the city's "Antique Row".

Dania Jai Alai
Dania Jai Alai

Geography

Dania Beach is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.6 km2), of which 8.1 square miles (21.0 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2) (3.04%) is water.

Dania Beach's boundaries are Fort Lauderdale to the north, Hollywood to the south, Hollywood and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Davie along with the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation to the west of the city.

Dania Beach is adjacent to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 369
1920 762 106.5%
1930 1,674 119.7%
1940 2,902 73.4%
1950 4,540 56.4%
1960 7,065 55.6%
1970 9,013 27.6%
1980 11,796 30.9%
1990 13,024 10.4%
2000 20,061 54.0%
2010 29,639 47.7%
Est. 2015 31,446 56.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Dania Beach Demographics
2010 Census Dania Beach Broward County Florida
Total population 29,639 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +47.7% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 3,662.3/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 69.6% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 52.5% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 21.8% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 22.4% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 2.1% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 2.6% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 3.2% 3.7% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 15,671 households out of which 17.8% were vacant. In 2000, 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.0% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.85.

In 2000, the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $34,125, and the median income for a family was $37,405. Males had a median income of $35,081 versus $26,535 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,795. About 14.6% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English as a first language was spoken by 76.85%, while Spanish accounted for 12.38%, French at 4.88%, French Creole at 1.94%, Italian at 1.36%, and Arabic was spoken by 0.80% of the population.

As of 2000, Dania Beach had the 127th highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 1.69% of the city's population (tied with Fort Lauderdale and Parkland.)

Transportation

Dania Beach is served by the Fort Lauderdale Airport station on the Tri-Rail. It is also served by several Broward County Transit buses.


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