Hollywood, FL

Hollywood profile

Living in Hollywood

Hollywood is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 153,067 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Hollywood is the 12th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hollywood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hollywood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hollywood who work in sales jobs (12.73%), office and administrative support (12.01%), and management occupations (10.78%).

Hollywood 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.

In Hollywood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.83 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Hollywood is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.91% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hollywood in 2018 was $30,898, 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 $123,592 for a family of four. However, Hollywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hollywood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hollywood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hollywood, accounting for 38.93% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hollywood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hollywood include Italian, German, Irish, Haitian, and Jamaican.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hollywood's cultural character, accounting for 37.67% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Hollywood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.