Fort Lauderdale, FL Profile: Facts & Data

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Lauderdale is the 10th largest city in Florida with a population of 180,471 as of July 1, 2019. 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 26.1223 and longitude -80.1434 in Broward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Lauderdale 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.


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Fort Lauderdale, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Lauderdale, FL Housing Affordability Index is 76
State of Florida Housing Affordability Index is 113
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Lauderdale, FL Wealth Index is 115
State of Florida Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 180,471
Population in Households 177,087
Population in Families 114,002
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,384
Population Density 5,218
Diversity Index1 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,476
Average Household Income $96,238
Per Capita Income $43,572
Wealth Index3 115

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 98,579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,488 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,039 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,052 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $376,500
Housing Affordability Index2 76
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 81,527
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 37,601
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.94% 1.49%
Households 0.94% 1.61%
Families 0.6% 1.18%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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, 2019 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 # 10 99th
Population Density # 107 88th
Diversity Index # 186 80th
Median Household Income # 321 65th
Per Capita Income # 151 84th

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