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Tamarac is a city in Broward County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
The community name is a backwards spelling of Car-A-Mat, a car-wash company owned by the city's developer
The latitude of Tamarac is 26.212N. The longitude is -80.25W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 57,967.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tamarac demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Broward County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Lauderdale area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33071 ZIP code.
7% of Tamarac residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tamarac ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tamarac was $22,243, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Tamarac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tamarac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $720. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $988.
Libraries in Tamarac include Tamarac Branch, Tamarac Popular Library ... View libraries
Broward County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tamarac political report.
The average commute time for Tamarac workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tamarac between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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