Hallandale Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 39,847 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Hallandale Beach is the 77th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Hallandale Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hallandale Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hallandale Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hallandale Beach who work in sales jobs (12.67%), management occupations (10.20%), and food service (10.19%).
Another notable thing is that Hallandale Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Hallandale Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Hallandale Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hallandale Beach, the average commute to work is 30.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Many people in Hallandale Beach take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Hallandale Beach citizens for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, Hallandale Beach is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.01% of adults in Hallandale Beach have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hallandale Beach in 2018 was $28,894, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,576 for a family of four. However, Hallandale Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hallandale Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hallandale Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hallandale Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hallandale Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hallandale Beach include Italian, Russian, Haitian, German, and Romanian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hallandale Beach's cultural character, accounting for 48.49% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hallandale Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.