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Sunrise is a city in central-western Broward County, in the Miami Metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States census, the city had a population of 84,439. The 2010 United States Census, known as "Census 2010", is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
The City of Sunrise was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson - an innovative developer whose model homes attracted buyers to what was then the remote western edge of Broward County in southeast Florida.
Originally known as Sunrise Golf Village, the City had a population of 4,300 and comprised just 1.75 square miles by 1967. Then, during the 1970s - as Broward County began to push west - the City experienced its first real growth.
It has been reported that the community was to be named Sunset Village – but this did not occur because of objections from residents who felt that "sunset" was too final. (Originally called "Sunset", the name did not sit well with the retirees whom developers wanted to attract, so a change was made to "Sunrise".)
By October 1984, the City had reached an estimated population of 50,000.
In 1990, the first phase of Sawgrass Mills opened in Sunrise. Due to its continued popularity and expansion, the shopping and entertainment center has grown to almost 2.3 million square feet. It features 350 outlet and value retailers; food courts and full-service restaurants; movie theater and family entertainment venues.
In 1998, the BB&T Center opened its doors to tremendous fanfare. This state-of-the-art arena - the second largest in the nation - serves as the home of the NHL's Florida Panthers hockey team and hosts top national entertainment and events.
Sunrise operates its own utility services (water, wastewater and natural gas), as well as municipal fire-rescue and police departments. The City also maintains its own system of parks, as well as a soccer club, golf course, tennis club, playgrounds and swimming pools. The Sunrise Civic Center includes a 300-seat theater, an art gallery, an athletic club, and banquet facilities. Sunrise is also home to eleven public schools.
Over the last decade, the City has fulfilled a commitment to improving residents' quality of life with approximately $325 million in capital improvements completed or underway - the most significant public investment in a community being made by any municipality in Broward County today. At the same time, Sunrise has reduced the property tax rate for the past thirteen consecutive years.
In 1971, the City, by referendum, changed its name to the City of Sunrise. Through annexation, Sunrise eventually expanded to its current boundaries – encompassing more than 18 square miles, reaching the Everglades and dropping south of I-595/State Road 84. The City is situated approximately six miles west of Fort Lauderdale, and is adjoined by the communities of Weston, Davie, Tamarac, Lauderhill and Plantation.
As of 2010, there were 37,609 households in Sunrise. As of 2000, 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,998, and the median income for a family was $47,908. Males had a median income of $35,706 versus $28,147 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,713.
As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 71.92%, while Spanish was 16.75%, (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 was at 2.53%, Yiddish at 1.14% and Portuguese at 1.01%.
Sunrise’s strong tax base includes Sawgrass Mills, Sawgrass International Corporate Park, IKEA and other commercial development. Quality job creation through corporate attraction has long been a priority in the City.
Air France’s United States reservations call center is located in the Sawgrass Technology Park in Sunrise.
CIGNA Healthcare has a large service and operations center in Sunrise.
Public Elementary Schools
Sawgrass Elementary School.
Village Elementary School.
Sandpiper Elementary School.
Discovery Elementary School.
Welleby Elementary School.
Horizon Elementary School.
Nob Hill Elementary School.
Banyan Elementary School.
Public Middle Schools
Westpine Middle School.
Bair Middle School.
Public High Schools
Piper High School.
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Updated: 19th November, 2018 1:25 AM.