Tamarac

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Tamarac is a city in Broward County. As of the 2010 United States census, the city had a population of 60,427. The 2010 United States Census, known as "Census 2010", is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.

Tamarac is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people according to the 2010 census.

History

Black-and-white version of the first official city seal, used from 1963-1991

In the early 1960s a young developer named Ken Behring came from the Midwest and bought land where he could, creating an active adult community of two-bedroom maintenance-free homes. He called his new city Tamarac, named after the nearby Tamarac Country Club in Oakland Park.

In 1963, Behring built the city's first development east of State Road 7, Tamarac Lakes Section One and Section Two. Next came two neighborhoods of homes built on a former orange grove called Tamarac Lakes North and The Boulevards. Four of Behring's last developments were Tamarac Lakes South, then the Mainlands of Tamarac Lakes just west of State Road 7, Westwood west of Pine Island Road and finally, the Woodlands community.

In the late 1970s, the city de-annexed a long line of commercial buildings from State Road 7 all the way to Northwest 31 Avenue, but it went along with Behring's vision of Tamarac as a bedroom community. The boundaries were wherever Behring decided to build homes. The city's current eastern boundaries narrow to a sliver from Northwest 31 to 37 Avenues, then widen to the south. The city's easternmost boundary extends below Commercial Blvd. to Northwest 16 Avenue.

Geography

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles, of which 11.6 square miles is land and 0.46 square miles is water.

Demographics

As of 2010, there were 32,794 households in Tamarac. In 2000, 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.56.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $34,290, and the median income for a family was $41,927. Males had a median income of $32,317 versus $28,360 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,243.

As of 2000, speakers of English language as a first language were at 78.08% of the population, while Spanish was at 13.69% (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),Yiddish was at 1.90%, French at 1.15%, Haitian creole consisted of 1.12%, Italian made up 1.08%, German comprised 0.62%, and Hebrew as a mother tongue made up 0.52% of residents.

EDUCATION

Public Elementary Schools

Tamarac Elementary School.

Challenger Elementary School.

Riverside Elementary School.

Public Middle Schools

Millenium Middle School.

Ramblewood Middle School.

Public High Schools

Piper High School.

Millenium High School.


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Updated: 19th November, 2018 1:10 AM.