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About Weston

At a Glance

The city of Weston consists of approximately 27 square miles in southwestern Broward County and is home to 66,526 people. The master-planned community has grown into one of South Florida's most desirable cities since its incorporation in 1996. Weston boasts A-rated public schools and excellent private schools, the lowest crime rate per capita in Broward County, 14 lush parks and recreational facilities, the lowest millage rate, combined property taxes and municipal taxes in the County, and pristine landscaping. The business community is made up of everything from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and world-renowned healthcare facilities.

 

Population Data

2016 Population Estimate: 70,015

Median Age:  38.6*

Households: 21,259***

Average Household Size: 3.22***

Median Household Income: $93,814***

Companies: 10,266**

Veterans: 2,296***

Individuals Below Poverty Level: 6.5%**

White: 56,044*

Black or African American: 2,860*

Hispanic or Latino: 29,353*

Asian: 3,000*

Foreign-Born Population: 39.4%**

Speaks only English: 47%**

Speaks a language other than English: 53%**

*2010 U.S. Census
** U.S. Census Quick Facts- 2009-2013
***U.S. Census Quick Facts- 2011-2015

Honors & Awards

10 Best Places to Live in America 2016- Money Magazine

2015 Best Towns for Families- Family Circle Magazine

Other Resources

Facts & Figures- Fiscal Year 2016

Fiscal Year 2017 Capital Improvements/ Maintenance Projects


 A Brief History 

What is now the city of Weston was conceived by developer Arthur Vining Davis in the 1950's. The area was originally known as Indian Trace, with the first development completed in 1978. The name was later changed to Weston, and, in 1984, homes were constructed and the first residents moved to the area. By 1991 the population had grown to more than 5,000 people, and in 1995 it was determined that Weston should not be annexed to a neighboring city, but rather form a new one. The first mayors and commissioners were voted into office in 1997. Weston includes two dependent districts: Indian Trace and Bonaventure. Both share Weston's governing bodies, but are responsible for financing and managing construction, maintenance improvements within their boundaries.