About This Place
Sunrise is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. Originally called "Sunset", the name did not sit well with the retirees whom developers wanted to attract, so a change was made to "Sunrise". As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 84,439.
It is home to Sawgrass Mills, currently the fourth largest outlet shopping mall in the United States. The Florida Panthers of the NHL play in Sunrise at BankAtlantic Center.
As of the census of 2000, there were 85,779 people, 33,308 households, and 22,249 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,712.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,819.8/km²). There were 35,661 housing units at an average density of 1,959.1 per square mile (756.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.48% White (57% were Non-Hispanic White,) 20.47% African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.08% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.46% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.08% of the population.