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Hillsboro Beach, Florida
Town
Town of Hillsboro Beach
Hillsboro Beach FL Photo Collage.jpg
Nickname(s): "Millionaires' Mile"
Motto: "Florida's Magnificent Mile"
Location of Hillsboro Beach in Broward County, Florida
Location of Hillsboro Beach in Broward County, Florida
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Logo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Settled (Hillsboro Beach Settlement) Circa 1922-1925
Unofficially Incorporated (Town of Hillsboro Beach) June 12, 1939
Officially Incorporated (Town of Hillsboro Beach) March 4, 1947
Area
 • Town 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)  74.87%
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Town 1,875
 • Density 5,131/sq mi (1,981.1/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33062
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-30850
GNIS feature ID 0284035

Hillsboro Beach officially known as the Town of Hillsboro Beach- is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,875 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

History

The town was named for the Earl of Hillsborough, who received large grants of land from the King of England while Florida was an English possession.

The 3.2-mile (5.1 km) strip along Florida State Road A1A is officially known as "Hillsboro Mile" in the town's boundaries, and it's the only main road in town. Because this is the only main public road, it is aligned with the residents' mansions and commonly called "Millionaires' Mile" by both local residents and visitors alike.

Since the town's earliest years, the population doubles during wintertime.

Geography

Hillsboro Beach is located at 26°17′38″N 80°4′42″W / 26.29389°N 80.07833°W / 26.29389; -80.07833 (26.293857, -80.078243). It is located in northeastern Broward County, along the Atlantic Ocean. It is on south end of the barrier island locally known as Deerfield Beach Island or Deerfield Cay.

It is adjacent to the following municipalities:

To its north:

To its west:

To its south:

To its east:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), of which 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (74.87%) is water.

Climate

As the case with all of South Florida, The town of Hillsboro Beach has a tropical climate.

Hillsboro Beach falls under the USDA 10b Plant Hardiness zone.

Climate data for Hillsboro Beach, FL
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 90.0
(32.22)
90.0
(32.22)
92.0
(33.33)
100.0
(37.78)
99.0
(37.22)
100.0
(37.78)
101.0
(38.33)
99.0
(37.22)
99.0
(37.22)
97.0
(36.11)
96.0
(35.56)
89.0
(31.67)
101
(-17.78)
Average high °F (°C) 76.0
(24.44)
77.0
(25)
80.0
(26.67)
83.0
(28.33)
87.0
(30.56)
90.0
(32.22)
92.0
(33.33)
92.0
(33.33)
91.0
(32.78)
87.0
(30.56)
82.0
(27.78)
78.0
(25.56)
84.58
(29.213)
Average low °F (°C) 58.0
(14.44)
58.0
(14.44)
62.0
(16.67)
66.0
(18.89)
71.0
(21.67)
74.0
(23.33)
75.0
(23.89)
75.0
(23.89)
74.0
(23.33)
71.0
(21.67)
66.0
(18.89)
61.0
(16.11)
67.58
(19.769)
Record low °F (°C) 25.0
(-3.89)
21.0
(-6.11)
32.0
(0)
40.0
(4.44)
50.0
(10)
40.0
(4.44)
53.0
(11.67)
59.0
(15)
57.0
(13.89)
44.0
(6.67)
35.0
(1.67)
28.0
(-2.22)
21
(-17.78)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.78
(70.6)
2.85
(72.4)
3.0
(76)
3.4
(86)
5.73
(145.5)
7.31
(185.7)
5.94
(150.9)
6.91
(175.5)
7.01
(178.1)
5.73
(145.5)
4.24
(107.7)
2.46
(62.5)
57.36
(1,456.9)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 84
1960 437 420.2%
1970 1,181 170.3%
1980 1,554 31.6%
1990 1,748 12.5%
2000 2,163 23.7%
2010 1,875 −13.3%
Est. 2015 2,004 6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
Hillsboro Beach Demographics
2010 Census Hillsboro Beach Broward County Florida
Total population 1,875 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 -13.3% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 5,131.1/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 97.1% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 92.6% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 0.4% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 5.8% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 0.5% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 0.9% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 1.0% 3.7% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 2,224 households out of which 49.1% were vacant. In 2000, 3.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.69 and the average family size was 2.13.

In 2000, the town population was spread out with 3.2% under the age of 18, 1.1% from 18 to 24, 10.7% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 51.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 65 years. For every 100 females there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $52,159, and the median income for a family was $70,163. Males had a median income of $61,974 versus $40,089 for females. The per capita income for the town was $56,634. About 4.1% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as their first language were 89.94% of the population, French speakers 4.04%, Italian speakers 2.64%, Spanish speakers 2.40%, while German speakers were at 0.96% of residents.

As of 2000, Hillsboro Beach was the twenty-second most Canadian-populated area in the US, along with several other areas, at 1.5% of residents.

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