Sunrise, Florida

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Sunrise is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. Originally called "Sunset,"[3] the name did not sit well with the retirees whom developers wanted to attract, so a change was made to "Sunrise." As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,779. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 90,227.[4]

It is home to the Sawgrass Mills Mall, currently the fourth largest outlet shopping mall in the United States.[citation needed] The Florida Panthers of the NHL play in Sunrise at BankAtlantic Center.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 85,779 people, 33,308 households, and 22,249 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,819.8/km² (4,712.5/mi²). There were 35,661 housing units at an average density of 756.5/km² (1,959.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.48% White (57% were Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 20.47% African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.08% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.46% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.08% of the population.

There were 33,308 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

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