Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 139,357 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 145,629. Hollywood gained recent notoriety due to the death of actress Anna Nicole Smith on February 8th 2007 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the Seminole Indian reservation of western Hollywood.

Hollywood, Florida Geography
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 1,968.0/km² (5,097.2/mi²). There were 68,426 housing units at an average density of 966.3/km² (2,502.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.35% White, 12.09% African American or Black, 0.27% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 3.95% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.53% of the population.
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.
In the city the population was spread out 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 $36,714, and the median income for a family was $44,849. Males had a median income of $33,102 versus $27,237 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, while Spanish was at 21.62%, French 2.06%, French Creole 1.32%, Italian 1.12%, Romanian 0.91%, Hebrew 0.88%, Portuguese 0.84%, and German was at 0.72%.

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


Hollywood Hills High School
McArthur High School
South Broward High School Public High Schools

Apollo Middle School
Attucks Middle School
Driftwood Middle School
McNicol Middle School Public Middle 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 Public Elementary Schools
Recently several Hollywood Police Officers have been implicated in a wide reaching corruption investigation by the FBI.

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