Pompano Beach 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 107,762 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Pompano Beach is the 21st largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Pompano Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pompano Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pompano Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Pompano Beach who work in sales jobs (14.79%), office and administrative support (13.11%), and management occupations (8.70%).
Pompano 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Many people in Pompano 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 Pompano Beach citizens for affordable transportation.
The citizens of Pompano Beach are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.88% of adults in Pompano Beach having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pompano Beach in 2010 was $24,706, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,824 for a family of four. However, Pompano Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pompano Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pompano Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pompano Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pompano Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pompano Beach include Irish, German, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Pompano Beach's cultural character, accounting for 26.80% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pompano Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.