Fort Lauderdale, FL

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2022 Population
182,673
0.234% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.2
0.699% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
3.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,376
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$417,600
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
95,064
2.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fort Lauderdale, FL had a population of 183k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $75,376. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Lauderdale, FL grew from 182,247 to 182,673, a 0.234% increase and its median household income grew from $66,994 to $75,376, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Lauderdale, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.9%), White (Hispanic) (9.04%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.85%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.46%).

None of the households in Fort Lauderdale, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.6% of the residents in Fort Lauderdale, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Lauderdale, FL are Broward College (13,441 degrees awarded in 2022), Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (5,706 degrees), and Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (49 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Lauderdale, FL was $417,600, and the homeownership rate was 54.2%.

Most people in Fort Lauderdale, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Lauderdale, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fort Lauderdale, FL is home to a population of 183k people, from which 87.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 26.2% of Fort Lauderdale, FL residents were born outside of the country (47.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Fort Lauderdale, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.6%
2022 Citizenship
88.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.6% of Fort Lauderdale, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Lauderdale, FL was 88.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.4k ± 2.91k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    52.9k ± 2.9k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    16.5k ± 1.93k
19.8%
Hispanic Population
36.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Fort Lauderdale, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.8% of the people in Fort Lauderdale, FL are hispanic (36.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Lauderdale, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

26.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
47.8k people
25.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
46.6k people

As of 2022, 26.2% of Fort Lauderdale, FL residents (47.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Lauderdale, FL was 25.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,872 ± 505
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,440 ± 336
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    675 ± 221

Fort Lauderdale, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Lauderdale, FL employs 95.1k people. The largest industries in Fort Lauderdale, FL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,241 people), Retail Trade (10,214 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,835 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($154,358), Information ($79,142), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,524).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

95.1k
2022 Value
± 2,934
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 4.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Lauderdale, FL grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 92.9k employees to 95.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Lauderdale, FL, are Management Occupations (12,434 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,407 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,169 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

95.1k
2022 Value
± 2,934
2.3%
1 Year growth
± 4.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Lauderdale, FL grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 92.9k employees to 95.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (11,241 people), Retail Trade (10,214 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Lauderdale, FL, though some of these residents may live in Fort Lauderdale, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,317
Median earning men ± $2,510
$41,389
Median earning women ± $1,416

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($85,886), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,380), and Information ($78,824).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($85,542), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,923), and Public Administration ($64,044).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fort Lauderdale, FL awarded 19,246 degrees. The student population of Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 17,586 male students and 31,981 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Lauderdale, FL are Hispanic or Latino (6,833 and 37.6%), followed by Black or African American (4,479 and 24.6%), White (3,949 and 21.7%), and Unknown (1,401 and 7.7%).

The largest universities in Fort Lauderdale, FL by number of degrees awarded are Broward College (13,441 and 69.8%), Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (5,706 and 29.6%), and Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (49 and 0.255%).

The most popular majors in Fort Lauderdale, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4,761 and 24.7%), General Business Administration & Management (3,111 and 16.2%), and Registered Nursing (1,496 and 7.77%).

The median tuition costs in Fort Lauderdale, FL are $20,024 for private four year colleges, and $1,968 and $7,402 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 49.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 49,567 (35.5% men and 64.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 49,567 students enrolled in Fort Lauderdale, FL, 35.5% men and 64.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 17,058 records, of which 62.5% were women and 37.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4,761 degrees awarded
  2. 878 degrees awarded
  3. 439 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fort Lauderdale, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 4,761 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,441 degrees awarded
  2. 5,706 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Broward College with 13,441 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 7,239 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Lauderdale, FL, which is 0.603 times less than the 12,007 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 6,833 degrees mean that there were 1.53 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,479 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($21,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($862) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,004) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Lauderdale, FL was $417,600 in 2022, which is 1.48 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $364,100 to $417,600, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Lauderdale, FL is 54.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Lauderdale, FL have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Lauderdale, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Lauderdale, FL is $75,376. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fort Lauderdale, FL was Census Tract 424 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 430.01 and Census Tract 418.01, with respective values of $141,596 and $133,375.

Property

$417,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,449
$43,363
Median Property Taxes
±$1,835

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Lauderdale, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.2% of the housing units in Fort Lauderdale, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 424
  2. Census Tract 430.01
  3. Census Tract 418.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Lauderdale, FL was Census Tract 424 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 430.01 and Census Tract 418.01, with respective values of $141,596 and $133,375.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Lauderdale, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,376
Median Household Income
± $3,008
80k
Number of Households
± 2,661

In 2022, the median household income of the 80k households in Fort Lauderdale, FL grew to $75,376 from the previous year's value of $66,994.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Lauderdale, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Lauderdale, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (14%)
  3. Carpooled (8.12%)

In 2022, 69.2% of workers in Fort Lauderdale, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14%) and those who carpooled to work (8.12%).

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Lauderdale, FL have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Fort Lauderdale, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Lauderdale, FL (26.9k out of 181k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Lauderdale, FL is Black, followed by White 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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Health

85.1% of the population of Fort Lauderdale, FL has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 0.733% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Broward County, FL see 1352 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.74% decrease from the previous year (1376 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1281 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 481 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,352 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Broward County, FL

Primary care physicians in Broward County, FL see an average of 1,352 patients per year. This represents a 1.74% decrease from the previous year (1,376 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.1% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.9%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
0.733%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Lauderdale, FL declined by 4.94% from 15.7% to 14.9%.

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