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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.


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Median household income
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$34,290
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tamarac demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 183. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
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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.

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17% of Tamarac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tamarac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $720.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $988.


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Libraries in Tamarac include Tamarac Branch, Tamarac Popular Library ... View libraries

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Broward County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tamarac political report.

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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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