Davie, Florida

Davie is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States, approximately 24 miles (39 km) north of Miami. The town's population was 110,320 at the 2020 census.[5] Davie is a principal town of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,198,782. Horseback riding is common, as much of its historic buildings include ranches and other Western establishments.

Davie
Town
Davie, Florida
Old Davie School Historical Museum
Official seal of Davie
Location of Davie within eastern (incorporated) part of Broward County, Florida
Location of Davie within eastern (incorporated) part of Broward County, Florida
Davie city map, Florida
Davie city map, Florida
Coordinates: 26°4′53″N 80°16′49″W / 26.08139°N 80.28028°W / 26.08139; -80.28028Coordinates: 26°4′53″N 80°16′49″W / 26.08139°N 80.28028°W / 26.08139; -80.28028
Country United States
State Florida
CountyLogo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Settled1909
Incorporated (town)November 16, 1925[1]
Formally Incorporated (town)September 19, 1963[1]
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorJudy Paul (D)
 • Vice MayorMichelle Whitman (R)
 • Councilmembers
  • Caryl Hattan (D)
  • Marlon Luis (D)
  • Susan Starkey (R)
 • Town ManagerRichard Lemack
 • Town ClerkEvelyn Roig
Area
 • Town35.77 sq mi (92.63 km2)
 • Land34.89 sq mi (90.38 km2)
 • Water0.87 sq mi (2.26 km2)  2.32%
Elevation
9 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Town105,691
 • Density3,028.92/sq mi (1,169.46/km2)
 • Metro
5,564,635
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
33312, 33314, 33317, 33324–33326, 33328–33331
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-16475[3]
GNIS feature ID0281316[4]
Websitewww.davie-fl.gov

HistoryEdit

Prior to European colonization, the Tequesta were the native people of what is now Davie. A few campsites and graves have been found in Davie, the oldest dating back 5,000 to 7,000 years in Pine Island Ridge.[6] After Spanish colonization, many of the Tequesta died and the remaining few escaped to Havana with the Spanish when Florida became a British colony, or they assimilated into the newly arrived Seminoles in the late 18th century.[7]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km2), of which 34.9 square miles (90.4 km2) is land and 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2) (2.32%) is water.[5]

DemographicsEdit

2020 censusEdit

Davie racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[8]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 44,036 41.66%
Black or African American (NH) 8,673 8.21%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 174 0.16%
Asian (NH) 6,338 6.0%
Pacific Islander (NH) 65 0.06%
Some Other Race (NH) 859 0.81%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 3,777 3.57%
Hispanic or Latino 41,769 39.52%
Total 105,691

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 105,691 people, 35,708 households, and 24,675 families residing in the town.

2010 censusEdit

Davie Demographics
2010 Census Davie Broward County Florida
Total population 91,922 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +21.5% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 2,636.8/sq mi (1,018.1/km2) 1,444.9/sq mi (557.9/km2) 350.6/sq mi (135.4/km2)
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 80.1% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 56.8% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 8.0% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 29.1% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 4.6% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 3.1% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 3.8% 3.7% 3.6%
Historical population
Census Pop.
19705,859
198020,500249.9%
199047,217130.3%
200075,72060.4%
201091,99221.5%
2020105,69114.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of 2010, there were 37,306 households, with 8.0% being vacant. As of 2000, 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,014, and the median income for a family was $56,290. Males had a median income of $38,756 versus $30,016 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,271. About 6.9% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, those who spoke only English at home made up 75.47% of the population, while those who spoke Spanish made up 18.74%, and French speakers made up 1.13% of residents. A few other languages spoken were Italian at 0.73%, Chinese at 0.53%, Portuguese 0.51%, and Haitian Creole being the mother tongue of 0.38% of the population.[10]

Arts and cultureEdit

 
Davie's Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center

Points of interest include:

EducationEdit

Colleges and universitiesEdit

 
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University

Public schoolsEdit

Broward County Public Schools operates public schools.[11]

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Davie Elementary School[12]
  • Flamingo Elementary School[13]
  • Fox Trail Elementary School[14]
  • Hawkes Bluff Elementary School[15] (opened in 1989[16])
  • Silver Ridge Elementary School[17]
  • Nova Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School (district-wide magnet)[18]
  • Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School (district-wide magnet)[19]

Middle schoolsEdit

  • Indian Ridge Middle School[20]
  • Nova Middle School (magnet)

High schoolsEdit

Public charter schoolsEdit

  • Championship Academy of Distinction at Davie[24]

Private schoolsEdit

Catholic schools are under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami:

  • St. David's Catholic Elementary/Middle School
  • St. Bonaventure School (Catholic Elementary/Middle)
  • St. Bernadette School (in the Davie city limits, has a Hollywood address)[11][25]

Other private schools

MediaEdit

Davie is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which in 2005 was the twelfth largest radio market[26] and the seventeenth largest television market[27] in the United States.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Broward-by-the-Numbers (pages 3-5)" (PDF). www.broward.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 10, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Davie town, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "Ridge Yields Evidence of Campsite in 5000 B.c."
  7. ^ Tebeau, p. 45.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Davie, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved September 24, 2007.
  11. ^ a b "Zoning Map". Davie, Florida. Retrieved May 6, 2020. - Compare this map to attendance boundary maps and/or street addresses of particular schools.
  12. ^ "Davie Elementary School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  13. ^ "Flamingo Elementary School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  14. ^ "Fox Trail Elementary School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  15. ^ "Hawkes Bluff Elementary School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  16. ^ "SCHOOLS GET NEW PRINCIPALS; TRANSFERS OPEN OTHER JOBS". South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 13, 1994. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  17. ^ "Silver Ridge Elementary School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  18. ^ "Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  19. ^ "Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  20. ^ "Indian Ridge Middle School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  21. ^ "Western High School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 6, 2020. - Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  22. ^ "McFatter Technical High School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 6, 2020. - The document does not show a boundary for this school.
  23. ^ "Nova High School" (PDF). Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved May 6, 2020. - The document does not show a boundary for this school.
  24. ^ "Championship Academy of Distinction - DAVIE CAMPUS". davie.championshipacademy.org.
  25. ^ "Contact". St. Bernadette School. Retrieved May 6, 2020. Saint Bernadette Catholic School 7450 Stirling Rd. Hollywood, FL 33024 Despite the "Hollywood, FL" city name, it is in the Davie city limits. Compare with the Davie zoning map.
  26. ^ "Top 50 Radio Markets Ranked By Metro 12+ Population, Spring 2005". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on August 7, 2007. Retrieved September 24, 2007.
  27. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on August 7, 2007. Retrieved September 24, 2007.

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