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Southwest Ranches, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Southwest Ranches had a population of 7,480 as of July 1, 2015. Southwest Ranches ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Southwest Ranches is located at latitude 26.0497 and longitude -80.3738 in Broward County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Southwest Ranches (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Broward County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Town of Southwest Ranches (GNIS ID: 2407376) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southwest Ranches population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Southwest Ranches, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,480
Population in Households 7,068
Population in Familes 6,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 412
Population Density1 573
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 2,283
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 1,983
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,106 (86.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $540,266
Average Home Value $608,484


Median Household Income $114,162
Average Household Income $156,300
Per Capita Income $45,105
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.91%
Households 0.35% 0.89%
Families 0.57% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Southwest Ranches, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southwest Ranches to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 367 60th
Population Density1 # 686 26th
Diversity Index2 # 179 81st
Median Household Income # 16 98th
Per Capita Income # 81 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.