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Southwest Ranches, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Southwest Ranches is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Broward County at latitude 26.0497 and longitude -80.3738. Broward County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Southwest Ranches, but most people and references simply refer to it as Southwest Ranches, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Southwest Ranches indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Southwest Ranches, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,453
Population in Households 7,022
Population in Familes 6,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 431
Population Density1 571
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 2,266
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 1,969
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,091 (86.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $468,192
Average Home Value $547,406


Median Household Income $121,190
Average Household Income $153,753
Per Capita Income $44,071
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% 1.07%
Households 0.26% 1.07%
Families 0.53% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

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, 2014 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 # 366 60th
Population Density1 # 685 26th
Diversity Index2 # 196 79th
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Per Capita Income # 85 91st

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