Broward County FL Information


Broward County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Broward County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 6 93rd
Median Household Income # 12 84th
Per Capita Income # 12 84th

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Broward County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,788,073
Population in Households 1,771,274
Population in Familes 1,389,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,799
Population Density1 1,478
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 697,135
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 437,851
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 826,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 435,233 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 261,902 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 129,351 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $176,262
Average Home Value $235,975


Median Household Income $50,389
Average Household Income $72,039
Per Capita Income $28,184
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.53% 1.24%
Households 0.38% 1.18%
Families 0.18% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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