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The Weston community on the edge of the Everglades turns 25 years old. The city was incorporated in 1996 and, at that time, it was hard to believe it would become one of the best places to live in Florida. Some of the characteristics that make Weston one of the most desired communities for families are the quality of life and the excellent schools in the area. The SunSentinel published an article showing a little about Weston’s history, the early years of the community’s formation, and the many accolades and titles it has collected during these 25 years.

Some highlight you will find in the article:

  • In 2010, Money magazine ranked Weston 19th in the United States in the “Biggest Earners” category.
  • In 2006, Money magazine ranked the city as having the largest job growth in Florida and 18th largest in the nation.
  • Also in 2006, BusinessWeek ranked Weston as one of the “best affordable suburbs” in the United States.
The original plan from 1998 for Weston's 102-acre Athletic Park. (City of Weston/Courtesy)
The original plan from 1998 for Weston’s 102-acre Athletic Park. (City of Weston/Courtesy) – SunSentinel

Weston’s demographics

  • In 2000, the median age was 34. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.
  • In 2000, English was the sole language spoken at home by 62.5% of the residents, while Spanish speakers comprised 31.40% of the population.
  • As of 2010, Weston had the highest number and highest percentage of Venezuelans in the United States at 9.4% of the city’s residents; the 14th highest percentage of Colombian residents in the U.S., at 6.19% of the city’s population; the 75th highest percentage of Cubans, at 4.05%. Also, Puerto Ricans made up 4.1% of residents.

Personal income in Weston

  • In a 2010 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $93,553.
  • The median per capita income was $40,432.
  • Males had a median income of $63,135 versus $38,119 for females.
  • A total of 2.3% of the population was below the poverty line.

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