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 39,940 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Hallandale Beach is the 77th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hallandale Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hallandale Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hallandale Beach who work in sales jobs (13.12%), office and administrative support (10.45%), and management occupations (10.27%).
Another notable thing is that Hallandale Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Hallandale Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
One of the nice things about Hallandale Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
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.
The overall education level of Hallandale Beach citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.37% of adults in Hallandale Beach have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hallandale Beach in 2010 was $27,031, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,124 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 35.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hallandale Beach include Italian, Russian, Haitian, German, and Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hallandale Beach's cultural character, accounting for 47.87% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hallandale Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.