Miramar

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Miramar is a city in Broward County. As of the 2010 Census, (the 2010 United States Census, known as "Census 2010", is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census) the population was 122,041. It is part of the South Florida Metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

Situated in southwestern Broward County, Miramar is 14 miles in length from east to west and 2.5 miles in width, making it the third largest city in Broward County in terms of land size and the 5th largest city in Broward in terms of population.

Miramar has outstanding Public Safety Departments with a full-time staff of professionally trained and certified firefighters and police officers. The City has two water treatment plants, one wastewater treatment plant, and all other services necessary for the health and welfare of its residents.

Eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, various charter schools and a special needs school are located in Miramar. As well as eight institutions of higher learning, such as Nova Southeastern University, Broward College, Ana Mendez University, DeVry University, Le Cordon Bleu, Strayer University, Concorde Institute and the University of Phoenix. The city also enjoys top flight medical treatment with Memorial Regional located within the city limits as well.

There are 22 neighborhood parks, one regional park and ten community parks in the city where athletic activities such as the following are available for sports enthusiasts: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Handball, Racquetball, Tennis, Volleyball, Jogging, Netball, Cricket, Track & Field, and Swimming.

From the time of its founding Miramar has been and continues to be a family-oriented community. The City’s professional recreational staff plans year-round activities geared to this strong family orientation with something for everyone, from “tiny tots” to senior citizens.

HISTORY

Miramar was founded by A.L. Mailman to serve as a “bedroom community" for nearby Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Mailman bought the original property he was to develop from H.D. Perry, Sr. in 1953. He built 56 homes on the property that were inexpensive homes of concrete and flat roofs. These homes sold quickly because of the low cost of both the homes and the land, and the city of Miramar came into being.

The City of Miramar was incorporated on May 26, 1955. At the time of incorporation, the city had a population of less than two hundred people. With approximately 2.9 square miles land area, Miramar's original city boundaries were Southwest 64 Avenue on the east, University Drive on the west, the Dade County line on the south, and Pembroke Road on the north. On June 20th, 1955, the city's first mayor and city council were sworn in, all of which were appointed by the governor and served until January 1959 at which time the first municipal election was held. Robert Gordon, the first mayor of the city gave Miramar its name which translates to “Look at the Sea” in Spanish.

Mr. H.D. Perry Sr.’s part in Miramar did not cease with selling of the land to Mr. Mailman for development. He is recognized as one of the foremost pioneers in the history of Miramar. His character and civic-activities influenced not only the lives of early residents, but continues to the present-day, as evidenced by the schools and parks in the city which bear his family’s name. Many long-time residents fondly recall the community barbecues hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Perry during those early years. Others are grateful to Mr. Perry for the lessons in animal husbandry, which he conducted for the benefit of Miramar’s youth so that they could learn something of farm life.

GEOGRAPHY

Miramar has a total area of 31.3 square miles; 29.5 square miles of it is land and 1.8 square miles of it is water.

The city is bordered by the following municipalities:

To the north: Pembroke Pines. To the northeast: Hollywood. To the east: West Park. To the south: Miami-Dade County.

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of 2010, there were 40,294 households in Miramar. As of 2000, 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.48.

In 2000, the city's population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $50,289, and the median income for a family was $52,952. Males had a median income of $34,145 versus $28,283 for females. The per capita income for Miramar was $18,462.

As of 2000, speakers of English as their first language accounted for 60.09% of the population, while Spanish made up 29.99%,(more than 400 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it second only to Mandarin in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide) French Creole comprised 4.37% and French was at 2.13%.

TOP EMPLOYERS

According to Miramar's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city were:

#

Employer

# of Employees

1

City of Miramar

920

2

Premier Beverage

5833

3

Comcast of South Florida

570

4

Humana Medical Plans

538

5

Royal Caribbean Cruises

479

6

Quest Diagnostics

469

7

Carnival

463

8

Caremark Miramar Pharmacy

450

9

Southern Wine & Spirits

420

10

Interactive Response Technologies

375

EDUCATION

Public Elementary Schools

Annabel C. Perry Elementary School.

Coconut Palm Elementary School.

Coral Cove Elementary School.

Dolphin Bay Elementary School.

Fairway Elementary School.

Miramar Elementary School.

Sea Castle Elementary School.

Silver Lakes Elementary School.

Silver Shores Elementary School.

Somerset Academy Miramar Elementary Charter School.

Somerset Academy Central Miramar Elementary Charter School.

Sunset Lakes Elementary School.

Sunshine Elementary School.

St. Stephen Catholic School.

Sunset Lakes Elementary School.

Sunshine Elementary School.

St. Stephen Catholic School.

Public Middle Schools

New Renaissance Middle School.

Henry D. Perry Middle School.

Glades Middle School.

Somerset Academy Miramar Middle Charter School.

Somerset Academy Central Miramar Middle Charter School.

Public High Schools

Everglades High School.

Miramar High Shool.

Somerset Academy Central Miramar High Charter School

MEDIA

Miramar is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market and the seventeenth largest television market in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida-Sun Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald. WTVJ, the Miami area's NBC owned and operated station and WSCV, the Telemundo station also owned by NBC shares their studios and administrative offices in Miramar.


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Updated: 19th November, 2018 12:40 AM.