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Pompano Beach, FL, City and Higher Education Info

Pompano Beach, Florida, is a large city in the sprawling South Florida metropolitan region. Home to many summer and vacation homes, Pompano Beach is within commuting distance of specialty and career schools, technical centers, colleges and universities. Read about the economy, population and schools in Pompano Beach here.

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Information about Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach, the heart of Florida's Gold Coast, is situated midway between Palm Beach and Miami in the South Florida metropolitan area. Named for a fish found in the waters of this area, Pompano Beach is historically a fishing community. Fishing and water recreation are the premier pastimes for Pompano Beach's 106,105 residents, from 2014 U.S. census estimates. The majority of residents in Pompano Beach, 62.6%, are white, while 28.9% are African American, as of 2010 census data.

Pompano Beach offers three and a half miles of beach and is near several inland waterways, making it an ideal destination for water sports and recreational activities, such as boating, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. The city holds a number of special events each year, including a holiday parade of boats, an annual seafood festival and a fishing rodeo. Pompano Beach's beachfront promenade also offers an array of shopping, dining and entertainment options, including boutiques, restaurants, jazz bars and nightclubs.

Higher Education

Pompano Beach hosts Everest University, a four year, private non-profit with a Fall 2014 enrollment of about 1,500 students. South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary is located just 5 miles away, in Deerfield Beach. The closest public college, Broward College, is found in Fort Lauderdale. This school has associate's and bachelor's degree programs for about 44,000 students.

An additional 11 public and private non-profit schools are located within 15 miles of Pompano Beach, including Keiser University, Atlantic Technical College, City College-Fort Lauderdale, Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University.

Economy

The largest employers in the region including Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, as of 2015, were American Express, Spirit Airlines, and Sun Sentinel Co. Point Blank Enterprises (manufacturing and distribution), which is based out of Pompano Beach.

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