Wednesday, March 9, 2011

City of Pembroke Pines, Florida General Info

Pembroke Pines, is a city in the Broward County in the southern part of Florida, U.S.A. The name Pembroke may have been from an early landowner from Britain known as the Earl of Pembroke. Its official motto is "Join Us and Progress with Us”. And For the Second Time, the City of Pembroke Pines is Ranked #1 in Florida best Place to Raise Your Kids!


Pembroke Pines is located at 26°00′46″N 80°18′49″W / 26.012913°N 80.313689°W / 26.012913; -80.313689. It has a total area of 89.2 km² (34.4 mi²) of which 85.6 km² (33.0 mi²) of it is land and 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²) of it (4.01%) is water (United States Census Bureau). To the north of Pembroke is Hollywood, Copper City; while to its south is Miramar


According to 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city has a population of 150,064, making it the second most populous city in Broward County. In 2000, there were 51989 households, and 36,860 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,605.5/km² (4,157.6/mi²) and there were 55,296 housing units at an average density of 646.0/km² (1,672.9/mi²). In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males while for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males. The racial composition of the city consists of Whites 75.58% (52.7% were Non-Hispanic White), African American 13.25%, Native American 0.19%, 3.76% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.70% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 28.16% of the population.


Pembroke Pines has been always hailed by many as one of the best places to raise kids. But aside from that, the city also has a stable economic status. About 40.7% (management, professional, and other related services) of the workers living in the place are receiving good wages. The average income a family living in Pembroke is $51 964. Only 3.9% percent of the city’s population belongs to the below poverty line sector. And this is relatively lower than any city in Broward County. Additionally, the composition of its industry follows: retail trade (12.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services (11.4%), Educational, health and social services (20.1%), Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (8.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (9.2%), and so on.


Pembroke Pines has a tropical climate. The average temperature in the month of July goes up to 90°F (32°C) and goes down to 58°F (14.4°C) during January. There were also times when the temperature increased up to 99°F (37°C)  in 1980 and decreased up to 28°F(-13°C ) in 1977. The city has 243 sunny days per year and an average of 55 precipitation days. Just like most of the cities in Florida, snowfall doesn’t occur in Pembroke Pines; instead, its average rainfall goes up to 55 inches per year. Hurricanes have also hit the city over the past years namely Hurricane Irene (1999), Hurricane Frances (2004), Hurricane Jeanne (2004)and Hurricane Katrina (2005).


Incorporated in 1960, Pembroke Pines is a city located in southeast Broward County on Florida's southern Atlantic Coast. Pembroke Pines is twenty minutes south of Fort Lauderdale, and twenty five minutes north of Miami. Pembroke Pines also received an "outstanding achievement award" in the "2005 City Livability Awards" Program, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Also, Pembroke Pines is proud to say that it was named one of the best cities to live in America, not just once, but twice.Some of the city’s notable tourist spots include: The Pembroke Pines Historical Museum, The Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts, The Calder Race Course, Chapel Trail Park Nature Preserve, River of Grass Actors’ Studio, Pembroke Lakes Country Club, and more.

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