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Tamarac is located at 26°12'13" North, 80°14'47" West (26.203581, -80.246376).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 55,588 people, 27,423 households, and 15,740 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,884.3/km² (4,879.8/mi²). There are 29,750 housing units at an average density of 1,008.5/km² (2,611.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 82.08% White, 10.51% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.91% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. 14.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 27,423 households out of which 15.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% are non-families. 36.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.00 and the average family size is 2.56.
In the city the population is spread out with 13.4% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 37.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 53 years. For every 100 females there are 80.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $34,290, and the median income for a family is $41,927. Males have a median income of $32,317 versus $28,360 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,243. 8.9% of the population and 6.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
- City of Tamarac official site
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