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Sunrise is a city in Broward County, Floridamarker, United Statesmarker. Originally called "Sunrise Golf Village," the name did not sit well with the retirees whom developers wanted to attract, so a change was made to "Sunrise." As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,779. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 90,227.

It is home to the Sawgrass Mills Mallmarker, currently the fourth largest outlet shopping mall in the United Statesmarker. The Florida Panthers of the NHL play in Sunrise at BankAtlantic Centermarker.


As of the census of 2000, there were 85,779 people, 33,308 households, and 22,249 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,819.8/km² (4,712.5/mi²). There were 35,661 housing units at an average density of 756.5/km² (1,959.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.48% White (57% were Non-Hispanic White,) 20.47% African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.08% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.46% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.08% of the population.

There were 33,308 households out of which 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. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

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. About 7.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 71.92%, while Spanish was 16.75%, French Creole was at 2.53%, Yiddish at 1.14%, Portuguese at 1.01%, Italian at 0.84%, French at 0.83%, Hebrew at 0.61%, and Chinese at 0.59% of the population.

As of 2000, Sunrise had the 107th highest percentage of Cubanmarker residents in the US, at 2.29% of the city's population, and the sixtieth highest percentage of Colombianmarker residents in the US, at 2.44% of the city's population (tied with Weehawken, New Jerseymarker.) It also had the fourteenth most Jamaicanmarker-populated area in the US, with 7.6% of all residents, and the fifty-third highest concentration of Haitiansmarker (tied with Lake Alfredmarker and Miami Gardens'marker Bunche Parkmarker neighborhood) at 2.8% of the population.


Sunrise hosts over 100 corporations. Some examples are companies like Motorola, HBO Latin America, Sony and Sprint PCS.

The list of corporations includes but is not limited to:

Coventry Health Care

United Healthcare



Foundation Healthcare

Hormel Foods

Union Bank

Precision Response

ABN Amro

Interim Services



Sheraton Health

Air France

Fox Sports Television

Sunrise Auto Mall

Cigna HealthCare

Cross Country Home Services

Fidelity National Information Services

GEOPAK/Beiswenger, Hoch & Assoc.




CIT Group



On the seventeenth of October 2007, the first Ikea store in Floridamarker opened in Sunrise.



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