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State  Florida
Settled (Hillsboro Isles Settlement)  Circa 1947-1951
Incorporated (City of Lighthouse Point)  June 11, 1957
Elevation  90 cm
Population  10,826 (2013)
County  Broward
Incorporated (Town of Lighthouse Point)  June 13, 1956
Area  6.2 km²
Local time  Friday 11:24 AM
University  JW Bible College
Lighthouse Point, Florida
Country  United States of America
Weather  21°C, Wind NE at 14 km/h, 50% Humidity

Lighthouse Point is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city was named for the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, which is located in nearby Hillsboro Beach. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lighthouse Point was 10,344. The city is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.


Map of Lighthouse Point, FL, USA


Lighthouse Point is located at 26°16′29″N 80°05′22″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6 km2), of which 2.29 square miles (6 km2) is land and .11 square miles (0 km2) (4.58%) is water.

Lighthouse Point is located in northeastern Broward County. It is adjacent to the following municipalities:

To its north:

  • Deerfield Beach
  • To its east:

  • Hillsboro Beach (across the Intracoastal Waterway)
  • To its west and south:

  • Pompano Beach
  • Demographics

    As of 2010, there were 5,774 households out of which 15.1% were vacant. In 2000, 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.65.

    In 2000, the city the population was spread out with 16.2% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

    As of 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $53,038, and the median income for a family was $72,418. Males had a median income of $51,897 versus $32,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,839. About 2.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

    As of 2000, speakers of English as their first language were 89.18%, while 4.64% spoke Spanish as theirs. Other languages spoken as a first language are Italian 1.93%, French 1.22%, German at 1.06%, while Portuguese being the mother tongue of 0.71% of all residents.


    Lighthouse Point is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market and the seventeenth largest television market in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald. Each house, apartment and business in Lighthouse Point receives the monthly, glossy, lifestyle magazine "Lighthouse Point" created and mailed by publishers Susan and Richard Rosser.


    Broward County Public Schools serves the community.

    Elementary Schools

  • Cresthaven Elementary School (located in Pompano Beach, Florida)
  • Norcrest Elementary School (located in Pompano Beach, Florida)
  • Middle Schools

  • Crystal Lake Middle School (located in Pompano Beach, Florida)
  • Deerfield Beach Middle School (located in Deerfield Beach, Florida)
  • Pompano Beach Middle School (located in Pompano Beach, Florida)
  • High Schools

  • Deerfield Beach High School (located in Deerfield Beach, Florida)
  • Originally North Broward Preparatory School was located in the city. It was established there in 1957, but is no longer located in Lighthouse Point.

    Notable people

  • Paul Castronovo, radio personality
  • Bruce Nickells, harness racing driver.
  • Mike Phipps, College Football Hall of Fame member
  • Nevin Shapiro, University of Miami football booster who is currently imprisoned for orchestrating a $930 million Ponzi scheme
  • John Spadavecchia, poker player
  • References

    Lighthouse Point, Florida Wikipedia

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