Nationwide Claims to Fame

Fort Lauderdale is 34th out of 4,905 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Statewide Claims to Fame

Fort Lauderdale is 4th in Florida out of 344 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Fort Lauderdale is 5th in Florida out of 385 other cities in Retail sales

Fort Lauderdale is 6th in Florida out of 376 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Fort Lauderdale is 6th in Florida out of 453 other cities in Housing units

Fort Lauderdale is 8th in Florida out of 215 other cities in Current population (2012)

Fort Lauderdale is 8th in Florida out of 453 other cities in Households

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Fort Lauderdale Rank Florida US
Current population (2012) 170,747 8th 19,317,568 313,914,040
Size in square miles 34.8 37th 53,624.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,761.1 78th 350.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Fort Lauderdale Rank Florida US
Residents younger than 5 5.2% 272nd 5.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 17.6% 346th 20.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.3% 232nd 18.2% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Fort Lauderdale Rank Florida US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 84.5% 288th 85.5% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 32.7% 117th 26.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Fort Lauderdale Rank Florida US
Race - White 62.6% 367th 78.3% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 31.0% 56th 16.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 243rd 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.5% 262nd 2.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 183rd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.1% 293rd 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 13.7% 221st 23.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 52.5% 304th 57.0% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Fort Lauderdale Rank Florida US
Female residents 47.2% 441st 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 21.7% 126th 19.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Fort Lauderdale Rank Florida US
Housing units 93,159 6th 9,026,965 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 57.6% 43rd 29.9% 25.9%
Households 71,491 8th 7,140,096 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 57.0% 372nd 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $291,600 74th $188,600 $186,200
People per household 2.3 344th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Fort Lauderdale Rank Florida US
Income per capita $36,220 72nd $26,733 $27,915
Income per household $50,648 182nd $47,827 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.8% 129th 14.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Fort Lauderdale Rank Florida US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 30,171 6th 2,009,589 27,092,908
Retail sales $4,715,661 5th $262,341,127 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $25,869 51st $14,353 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,356,246 4th $41,922,059 $613,795,732

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