Latest Data (2016)
Population 178,752
Nationwide Rank 138

Quick Facts

Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the 138th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a city.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Fort Lauderdale had its largest population ever.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida's growth is below average. 78% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
128 Overland Park, Kansas 188,966 24.5%
129 Knoxville, Tennessee 186,239 5.6%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 185,132 107.6%
131 Worcester, Massachusetts 184,508 6.9%
132 Brownsville, Texas 183,823 28.2%
133 Tempe, Arizona 182,498 14.8%
134 Santa Clarita, California 181,972 16.9%
135 Newport News, Virginia 181,825 0.8%
136 Cape Coral, Florida 179,804 73.9%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 179,219 3.0%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 178,752 4.4%
139 Chattanooga, Tennessee 177,571 13.2%
140 Rancho Cucamonga, California 176,534 36.7%
141 Oceanside, California 175,464 8.3%
142 Santa Rosa, California 175,155 17.3%
143 Garden Grove, California 174,858 5.7%
144 Vancouver, Washington 174,826 19.2%
145 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 174,360 38.8%
146 Ontario, California 173,212 9.1%
147 McKinney, Texas 172,298 207.7%
148 Elk Grove, California 169,743 107.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Florida

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
73 Orlando 277,173 42.3%
79 St. Petersburg 260,999 4.9%
94 Hialeah 236,387 4.5%
126 Tallahassee 190,894 24.7%
130 Port St. Lucie 185,132 107.6%
136 Cape Coral 179,804 73.9%
138 Fort Lauderdale 178,752 4.4%
150 Pembroke Pines 168,587 21.9%
170 Hollywood 151,998 8.8%
190 Miramar 138,449 85.7%
206 Gainesville 131,591 16.4%
209 Coral Springs 130,059 8.6%
243 Clearwater 114,361 4.4%
252 Miami Gardens 113,058 12.2%
267 Palm Bay 110,104 38.2%
271 Pompano Beach 109,393 9.0%
275 West Palm Beach 108,161 30.5%
281 Lakeland 106,420 25.1%
298 Davie 101,871 23.9%
319 Boca Raton 96,114 15.5%
336 Sunrise 93,734 8.9%
341 Plantation 92,706 11.5%
345 Miami Beach 91,917 4.3%
356 Deltona 90,124 28.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 178,752 138
2015 178,590 136
2014 176,013 135
2013 172,389 139
2012 170,747 139
2011 168,587 140
2010 165,521 140
2009 184,892 126
2008 183,220 126
2007 182,287 126
2006 183,257 122
2005 183,204 119
2004 180,021 121
2003 178,526 121
2002 174,014 124
2001 172,801 124
2000 171,099 125
1990 148,779 121
1970 139,590 97