Broward County, FL

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Population

1.95M

0.795% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$57,278

0.767% growth

Number of Employees

973,193

1.29% growth

Median Property Value

$277,600

6.48% growth

About

In 2018, Broward County, FL had a population of 1.95M people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $57,278. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Broward County, FL grew from 1.94M to 1.95M, a 0.795% increase and its median household income grew from $56,842 to $57,278, a 0.767% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Broward County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (35.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.7%), White (Hispanic) (24.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.65%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.46%). 42% of the people in Broward County, FL speak a non-English language, and 86.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Broward County, FL are Broward College (12,856 degrees awarded in 2017), Nova Southeastern University (6,845 degrees), and Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (4,678 degrees).

The median property value in Broward County, FL is $277,600, and the homeownership rate is 62.4%. Most people in Broward County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Broward County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Broward County, FL employs 973k people. The largest industries in Broward County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (127,730 people), Retail Trade (117,734 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (79,457 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,445), Public Administration ($55,331), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,238).

Median household income in Broward County, FL is $57,278. Males in Broward County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Broward County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,278

2018 value

± $1,415

0.767%

1 Year Growth

± 3.36%

Households in Broward County, FL have a median annual income of $57,278, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,842 in 2017, which represents a 0.767% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,257

Average Male Salary

± $878

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $604

In 2018, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $56,219 ± $3,256

  2. White

    $51,352 ± $590

  3. American Indian

    $40,596 ± $5,196

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Broward County, FL is from Florida.

0.474

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.214% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 703.06

  2. Census Tract 105.03

  3. Census Tract 703.18

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Broward County, FL was Census Tract 703.06 with a value of $163,552, followed by Census Tract 105.03 and Census Tract 703.18, with respective values of $158,770 and $158,553.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Broward County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Broward County, FL (262k out of 1.87M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    130,754 ± 3,025

  2. Black

    105,512 ± 2,765

  3. Hispanic

    72,906 ± 2,371

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Broward County, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

973k

2018 Value

± 19,514

1.29%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Broward County, FL grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 961k employees to 973k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Broward County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (124,178 people), Sales & Related Occupations (119,768 people), and Management Occupations (103,998 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Broward County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Broward County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (124,178 people), Sales & Related Occupations (119,768 people), and Management Occupations (103,998 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Broward County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.51 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Broward County, FL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($90,575), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,308), and Legal Occupations ($71,850).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

973k

2018 Value

± 19,514

1.29%

1 Year growth

± 2.82%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Broward County, FL grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 961k employees to 973k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Broward County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (127,730 people), Retail Trade (117,734 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (79,457 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Broward County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Broward County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Broward County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (127,730 people), Retail Trade (117,734 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (79,457 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Broward County, FL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.75 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.68 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Broward County, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,445), Public Administration ($55,331), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,238).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.4% of the population of Broward County, FL has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Broward County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Broward County, FL see 1383 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1383 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1350 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,383 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Broward County, FL see an average of 1,383 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,383 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Broward County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.6%

Uninsured

40.5%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Broward County, FL grew by 7.63% from 13.5% to 14.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Broward County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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Diversity

Broward County, FL is home to a population of 1.95M people, from which 86.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 32.3% of Broward County, FL residents were born outside of the country (625k people).

In 2018, there were 1.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (689k people) in Broward County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 541k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 472k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Broward County, FL are Spanish (498,658 speakers), Haitian (110,890 speakers), and Portuguese (33,735 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Broward County, FL was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Broward County, FL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Broward County, FL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

32.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

625k people

31.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

610k people

As of 2017, 32.3% of Broward County, FL residents (625k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Broward County, FL was 31.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    1,028,508 ± 24,290 people

  2. Haiti

    339,246 ± 14,186 people

  3. Colombia

    285,400 ± 13,028 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,028,508 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 339,246 and Colombia with 285,400.

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Citizenship

86.7%

2018 Citizenship

85.9%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 86.7% of Broward County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Broward County, FL was 85.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Broward County, FL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    689k ± 2.09k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    541k ± 5.85k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    472k ± 11.7k

In 2018, there were 1.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (689k people) in Broward County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 541k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 472k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Broward County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    498,658 speakers (27.1%)

  2. Haitian

    110,890 speakers (6.03%)

  3. Portuguese

    33,735 speakers (1.83%)

42% of Broward County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Broward County, FL was Spanish. 27.1% of the overall population of Broward County, FL are native Spanish speakers. 6.03% speak Haitian and 1.83% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    21,924 ± 2,150

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    12,605 ± 2,087

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,727 ± 1,884

Broward County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Broward County, FL awarded 31,255 degrees. The student population of Broward County, FL is skewed towards women, with 36,037 male students and 60,821 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Broward County, FL are Hispanic or Latino (9,361 and 31.2%), followed by Black or African American (8,773 and 29.2%), White (8,329 and 27.8%), and Unknown (1,440 and 4.8%).

The largest universities in Broward County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Broward College (12,856 and 41.1%), Nova Southeastern University (6,845 and 21.9%), and Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (4,678 and 15%).

The most popular majors in Broward County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (5,271 and 16.9%), General Business Administration & Management (3,660 and 11.7%), and Registered Nursing (1,501 and 4.8%).

The median tuition costs in Broward County, FL are $11,880 for private four year colleges, and $1,968 and $1,968 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 5,271 degrees awarded

  2. 861 degrees awarded

  3. 431 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Broward County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 5,271 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Broward County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,856 degrees awarded

  2. 6,845 degrees awarded

  3. 4,678 degrees awarded

$1,968

Median In-State Public

$11,880

Median Private

In 2017, the Broward County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Broward College with 12,856 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,446

Degrees Awarded to Men

19,809

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 11,446 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Broward County, FL, which is 0.578 times less than the 19,809 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Broward County, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    9,361 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8,773 degrees awarded

  3. White

    8,329 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Broward County, FL were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 9,361 degrees mean that there were 1.07 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8,773 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Broward County, FL was $277,600 in 2018, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $260,700 to $277,600, a 6.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Broward County, FL is 62.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Broward County, FL have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Broward County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$277,600

2018 Median

± $5,132

$260,700

2017 Median

± $4,889

In 2018, the median property value in Broward County, FL grew to to $277,600 from the previous year's value of $260,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Broward County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Broward County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$57,278

Median Household Income

± $1,415

695k

Number of Households

± 14,435

In 2018, the median household income of the 695k households in Broward County, FL grew to $57,278 from the previous year's value of $56,842.

The following chart displays the households in Broward County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Broward County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Broward County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.4%

2018 Homeownership

62.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 62.4% of the housing units in Broward County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Broward County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Broward County, FL have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Broward County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.57%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.2%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Broward County, FL was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.57%) and those who Worked At Home (5.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Broward County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Broward County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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