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 39,488 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hallandale Beach who work in sales jobs (16.74%), office and administrative support (14.04%), and maintenance occupations (8.64%).
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.
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 30.41 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.
A lot of people in Hallandale Beach take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Hallandale Beach, this fills their need for low-cost 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: 29.10% of adults in Hallandale Beach have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hallandale Beach in 2010 was $25,048, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,192 for a family of four. However, Hallandale Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hallandale Beach is a very 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 32.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hallandale Beach include Haitian, Russian, Irish, and German.
In addition, Hallandale Beach has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (45.72%).
The most common language spoken in Hallandale Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.