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Hollywood is a city in Broward Countymarker, Floridamarker, United Statesmarker. As of July 1 2008, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 141,740. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida. Hollywood is a Principal City of the South Florida metropolitan areamarker, which is home to 5,413,212 people.


Hollywood is located at (26.021467, -80.174910).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of . of it is land and of it is water (11.23%).

Hollywood is located in southeastern Broward County, and includes about 5–6 miles of Atlantic Oceanmarker beach, interrupted briefly by a portion deeded to Dania Beach. Hollywood is bounded by the following municipalities:

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Panorama of Hollywood Beach
As of the census of 2000, there were 139,357 people, 59,673 households, and 34,490 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,097.2/mi² (1,968.0/km²). There were 68,426 housing units at an average density of 2,502.8/mi² (966.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.4% White, 12.1% African American or Black, 0.30% Native American, 2% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.10% from other races, 3.27% from two or more races and 22.5% Hispanic of any race.

There were 59,673 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.
Sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood
Hollywood's paved beach Broadwalk
The city's age demographic shows a mixed population with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $10,714, and the median income for a family was $15,849. Males had a median income of $13,102 versus $11,237 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,097. About 9.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 66.94% of residents, Spanish accounted for 21.62%, French made up 2.06%, French Creole consisted of 1.32%, Italian comprised 1.12%, Romanian was at 0.91%, Hebrew at 0.88%, Portuguese 0.84%, and German as a mother tongue was 0.72% of the population.

As of 2000, Hollywood had the seventy-fifth highest percentage of Cubanmarker residents in the US, at 4.23% of the city's population, and the sixty-fifth highest percentage of Colombianmarker residents in the US, at 2.26% of the city's population (tied with both the town and village of Mount Kisco, New Yorkmarker.) It also had the fifty-seventh highest percentage of Peruvianmarker residents in the US, at 1.05% of the city's population (tied with Locust Valley, New Yorkmarker), and the twentieth highest percentage of Romanianmarker residents in the US, at 1.1% of the its population (tied with several other areas in the US).


Hollywood's public schools are operated by the Broward County Public Schools.

Public high schools

Public middle schools

  • Apollo Middle School
  • Attucks Middle School
  • Driftwood Middle School
  • McNicol Middle School

Public elementary schools

  • Mary M. Bethune Elementary School
  • Boulevard Heights Elementary School
  • Colbert Elementary School
  • Driftwood Elementary School
  • Hollywood Central Elementary School
  • Hollywood Hills Elementary School
  • Hollywood Park Elementary School
  • Oakridge Elementary School
  • Orange Brook Elementary School
  • Sheridan Hills Elementary School
  • Sheridan Park Elementary School
  • Stirling Elementary School
  • West Hollywood Elementary School

Private schools

  • Annunciation School
  • Aukela Christian Military Academy
  • Beacon Hill School
  • Calvary Kids School
  • Chaminade-Madonna College Prep Schoolmarker
  • Covenant Teaching Fellowship School
  • Ebony Village School
  • Hollywood Christian School
  • Little Flower School
  • Love Outreach Christian Academy
  • Nativity Elementary School
  • New Mirawood Elementary School
  • Parkway Christian School
  • Patty Cake Academy
  • Pembroke Park Montessori School
  • Phyls Academy
  • Point of Grace Christian Academy
  • Rainbow Montessori School
  • Sheridan Hills Christian School
  • St. Bernadette Catholic School
  • St. Mark's Lutheran School
  • Toddler Technology Academy
  • West Hollywood Private School

Notable residents

Law enforcement controversy

In 2007, several Hollywood Police Department officers have been implicated in a wide-reaching corruption investigation by the FBImarker, and a few officers turned state's evidence in order to reduce their potential sentences. Several officers faced trial and one was convicted in August 2007.

In 2009, five Hollywood Police Department officers were accused of trying to cover up a crash involving one of their own officers by lying on police reports. The officer is clearly noted on video to "draw little Disney here.." the report and that "if I have to bend the rules to protect a cop I'm gonna." Whole incident audio was recorded by dashboard camera. Recorded video is full of vulgar language.


These are the neighborhoods and communities that are officially recognized by the City of Hollywood.

  • 441 Corridor
  • Alandco
  • Arapahoe Farms
  • Beverly Hills
  • Beverly Park
  • Boulevard Heights
  • Carriage/Carriage Hills
  • Central Business District
  • Condo Presidents
  • Downtown Hollywood
  • Driftwood/Driftwood Acres
  • East Lake
  • Emerald Hills
  • Emerald Oaks
  • Emerald Point
  • Estates of Fort Lauderdalemarker
  • Highland Gardens
  • Hillcrest
  • Hollywood Beach
  • Hollywood Gardens
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Hollywood Lakes
  • Hollywood North Beach
  • Hollywood South Central Beach
  • L'Etoile at Emerald Point
  • Lake Eden
  • Lakes of Emerald Hills
  • Lawnacres
  • Liberia
  • Mapleridge
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community
  • North Central
  • Oak Pointmarker
  • Oakridge
  • Oakwood Hills
  • Park East
  • Park Side
  • Playland/Playland Village
  • Playland Estates
  • Quadomain
  • Royal Poinciana
  • Sheridan Oaks
  • Stirling Commercial
  • The Homes at East Lake
  • The Townhouses of Emerald Hills
  • The Wood of Emerald Hills
  • T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park
  • Washington Park

Sister cities


Hollywood is served by Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airportmarker, the 22nd busiest airport in the United States.



  • Florida, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, 2004, pg. 132

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