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Pompano Beach, FL (Population: 104,179)

Pompano Beach, located on the Atlantic Coast in Broward County, Florida, has an estimated population of 104,179. Named after the Florida Pompano Fish, the city was founded in 1900 and has recently seen a population increase due to recent annexations. The city is well known for its real estate market, which has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine and on CNN.

The sandy white shores of Pompano Beach are a beach lover's dream, with plenty of recreational opportunities such as scuba diving, swimming, beach volleyball and boating. The Pompano Pier is a popular place for fishing, as are the many sport-fishing charters available in the area. Nature lovers will want to check out Butterfly World which is in the nearby area. For those interested in exploring the history of Pompano Beach, there many sites, such as Indian Mound Park, the Old Pompano Fire Station and the Stranahan House which are sure to be fun for the whole family.

Pompano Beach has several well known and locally operated restaurants, many of which feature American cuisine and seafood. Seafood fans will want to check out Pompano Beach's annual Seafood Festival. The city's main shopping venue is the Pompano Citi Centre Mall, although many make the drive to nearby Fort Lauderdale for shopping, nightlife and entertainment.