|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Fort Lauderdale is 181,668. Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the 143rd largest city in the US.
Fort Lauderdale is located entirely in Broward County.
The peak population of Fort Lauderdale was in 2020, when its population was 182,789. In 2020, Fort Lauderdale was the 141st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 143rd largest city in the US. Fort Lauderdale is currently 0.6% smaller than it was in 2020.
Fort Lauderdale has grown 6.1% since the 2000. Fort Lauderdale, Florida's growth is below average. 74% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Fort Lauderdale has a population density of 4,761.1 people per square mile.
|105||Port St. Lucie||217,523||143.9%|
|139||Newport News, Virginia||184,587||2.3%|
|143||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||181,668||6.1%|
|145||Elk Grove, California||178,997||119.1%|
|148||Cary, North Carolina||176,987||81.6%|
|149||Santa Rosa, California||176,938||18.5%|
The total voting age population of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 127,729. The voting age population is 52.2% male and 47.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.0% of the residents of Fort Lauderdale are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Fort Lauderdale are 61.2% White, 32.2% Black, 2.5% Other, 2.1% Two or more races, 1.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 18.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Fort Lauderdale, 16.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 29.2%. On a per-household basis, 12.4% of families are below the poverty line in Fort Lauderdale.
Among those aged 16 and older, 65.1% of Fort Lauderdale residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.7% of Fort Lauderdale residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 37.0% have a bachelor's degree and 14.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Fort Lauderdale residents aged 5 and older, 29.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 16.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 11.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale is 7.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Fort Lauderdale, 9.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Fort Lauderdale is $59,450.
In Fort Lauderdale, 52.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 47.3% of housing units in Fort Lauderdale.
Of all the housing units in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Fort Lauderdale, 16.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 15,600 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Fort Lauderdale is $1,293.
In Fort Lauderdale, 82.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.