Fort Lauderdale, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Lauderdale is the 9th largest city in Florida with a population of 179,459 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Lauderdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Lauderdale is located at latitude 26.1412 and longitude -80.1467 in Broward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Lauderdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.6 sq. miles and a water area of 1.71 sq. miles. Broward County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Fort Lauderdale (GNIS ID: 2403640) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Lauderdale is located within Fort Lauderdale CCD of Broward County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Lauderdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Fort Lauderdale, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 179,459
Daytime Population: Workers 185,243
Daytime Population: Residents 90,123
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 275,366
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 176,078
Population in Familes 114,001
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,381
Population Density2 5,187
Diversity Index3 67
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,284
Average Household Income $85,813
Per Capita Income $39,395

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 99,077 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,298 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41,560 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,218 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $307,008
Average Home Value $414,796
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 80,859
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 37,661
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.12% 1.17%
Households 1.08% 1.15%
Families 0.8% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Lauderdale to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 9 99th
Population Density # 107 88th
Diversity Index # 188 80th
Median Household Income # 333 64th
Per Capita Income # 167 82nd

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