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Fort Lauderdale, FL&

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1.42% growth
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Median Household Income
3.84% growth
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2.31% growth
Median Property Value
4.93% growth

About the photo: Las Olas Boulevard drawbridge looking to the north and east.


The economy of Fort Lauderdale, FL employs 84,690 people. The economy of Fort Lauderdale, FL is specialized in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Wholesale trade; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 2.28; 1.51; and 1.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fort Lauderdale, FL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,468), Retail trade (9,238), and Accommodation & Food Service (8,843), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($62,756), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($59,918), and Utilities ($54,693).

Median household income in Fort Lauderdale, FL is $50,778. Males in Fort Lauderdale, FL have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,711. The income inequality of Fort Lauderdale, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fort Lauderdale, FL. In Broward County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,852. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Fort Lauderdale, FL is home to a population of 173,570 people, from which 88.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Lauderdale, FL is composed of 85,502 White residents (49.3%), 54,654 Black residents (31.5%), 27,718 Hispanic residents (16%), 2,551 Two+ residents (1.47%), and 2,227 Asian residents (1.28%). The most common foreign languages in Fort Lauderdale, FL are Spanish (23,316 speakers), French Creole (10,202 speakers), and French (2,641 speakers), but compared to other places, Fort Lauderdale, FL has a relative high number of French Creole (10,202 speakers), Scandinavian (536 speakers), and Portuguese (1,863 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fort Lauderdale, FL awarded 6,057 degrees. The student population of Fort Lauderdale, FL is skewed towards females, with 1,902 male students and 4,155 female students. Most students in Fort Lauderdale, FL are White (2,412 and 39.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,678 and 27.7%), Black or African American (1,194 and 19.7%), and Unknown (350 and 5.78%). The largest universities in Fort Lauderdale, FL by number of graduates are Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (4,979 and 82.2%), The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (448 and 7.4%), and Sanford-Brown Institute-Ft Lauderdale (226 and 3.73%). The most popular majors in Fort Lauderdale, FL are Medical Assistant (556 and 9.2%), Registered Nursing (535 and 8.83%), and Occupational Therapist Assistant (533 and 8.8%). The median tuition costs in Fort Lauderdale, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $16,784 and $16,784 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Fort Lauderdale, FL is $255,600, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $243,600 to $255,600, a 4.93% increase. The homeownership rate of Fort Lauderdale, FL is 52.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Lauderdale, FL have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Lauderdale, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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