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Tamarac, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tamarac had a population of 65,389 as of July 1, 2017. Tamarac ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Tamarac is located at latitude 26.2034 and longitude -80.2568 in Broward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tamarac (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles. Broward County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Tamarac (GNIS ID: 2405567) 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.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tamarac is located within Plantation CCD of Broward County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tamarac population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Tamarac, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 65,389
Daytime Population: Workers 17,010
Daytime Population: Residents 34,540
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,550
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 65,055
Population in Familes 47,751
Population in Group Qrtrs 334
Population Density2 5,626
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $42,373
Average Household Income $57,023
Per Capita Income $26,363


Total Housing Units 34,289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,187 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,990 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,112 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $153,641
Average Home Value $172,946


Total Households 30,177
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 16,940
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.09% 1.15%
Households 0.83% 1.01%
Families 0.77% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Tamarac, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tamarac to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 49 95th
Population Density # 86 91st
Diversity Index # 107 88th
Median Household Income # 586 36th
Per Capita Income # 450 51st

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