Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Population in 2017: 180,072 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.2%
Males: 92,412  (51.3%)
Females: 87,660  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

42.1 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 33301, 33304, 33305, 33306, 33308, 33309, 33319, 33334.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,309 (it was $37,887 in 2000)
Fort Lauderdale:

$56,309
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,197 (it was $27,798 in 2000)

Fort Lauderdale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $329,500 (it was $132,600 in 2000)
Fort Lauderdale:

$329,500
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $497,012; detached houses: $555,062; townhouses or other attached units: $453,768; in 2-unit structures: $488,271; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $275,565; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $374,585; mobile homes: $65,057

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,217.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Lauderdale: 117.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.8%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.6% for American Indian residents, 54.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.9% for other race residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fort Lauderdale, FL (2017)
    • 83,69346.2%White alone
    • 57,42931.7%Black alone
    • 32,28617.8%Hispanic
    • 3,7012.0%Two or more races
    • 2,7281.5%Asian alone
    • 2930.2%Other race alone
    • 1460.08%American Indian alone

Races in Fort Lauderdale detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 626 registered sex offenders living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as of February 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Lauderdale is 286 to 1.


Crime rates in Fort Lauderdale by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
15
(8.9)
21
(12.3)
25
(13.3)
22
(12.0)
13
(7.1)
7
(3.8)
12
(7.2)
16
(9.4)
13
(7.5)
18
(10.3)
10
(5.6)
18
(9.9)
15
(8.3)
20
(11.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
67
(39.8)
83
(48.8)
56
(29.8)
73
(39.9)
56
(30.6)
73
(39.2)
91
(54.2)
48
(28.1)
73
(42.3)
78
(44.8)
92
(51.5)
71
(39.2)
81
(44.8)
73
(40.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
741
(440.3)
832
(488.8)
736
(391.5)
848
(463.6)
685
(374.4)
627
(336.8)
771
(459.5)
835
(488.8)
701
(406.6)
618
(355.1)
429
(240.2)
483
(266.5)
429
(237.1)
350
(192.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
680
(404.1)
747
(438.9)
706
(375.5)
685
(374.5)
727
(397.4)
649
(348.6)
691
(411.9)
644
(377.0)
669
(388.1)
631
(362.5)
686
(384.1)
572
(315.6)
547
(302.3)
563
(309.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,555
(1,518)
2,239
(1,315)
2,266
(1,205)
2,633
(1,439)
2,907
(1,589)
2,841
(1,526)
3,102
(1,849)
2,951
(1,727)
2,654
(1,539)
1,942
(1,116)
1,931
(1,081)
1,856
(1,024)
1,657
(915.6)
1,366
(749.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,564
(4,495)
6,678
(3,924)
6,581
(3,501)
6,939
(3,793)
6,780
(3,706)
6,437
(3,458)
6,489
(3,868)
6,419
(3,758)
6,429
(3,729)
6,317
(3,629)
6,936
(3,884)
7,856
(4,335)
7,424
(4,102)
6,814
(3,741)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,097
(651.8)
1,020
(599.3)
865
(460.1)
847
(463.0)
687
(375.5)
636
(341.6)
601
(358.2)
590
(345.4)
567
(328.9)
674
(387.2)
803
(449.6)
918
(506.6)
925
(511.1)
870
(477.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
48
(28.5)
49
(28.8)
48
(25.5)
57
(31.2)
39
(21.3)
44
(23.6)
44
(26.2)
39
(22.8)
30
(17.4)
31
(17.8)
24
(13.4)
22
(12.1)
15
(8.3)
12
(6.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)600.8595.1504.2559.5520.0482.1590.7562.1531.8489.8468.3479.9453.0413.8

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City-data.com crime index in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Crime rate in Fort Lauderdale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 679 (525 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Florida average:

2.08
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Ancestries: Haitian (8.8%), American (8.4%), Italian (5.9%), German (4.3%), Jamaican (4.0%), Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 31.7 square miles.

Population density: 5,675 people per square mile   (average).

Fort Lauderdale, Florida map

44,697 residents are foreign born (17.9% Latin America, 3.4% Europe).

This city:

24.6%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,015 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,902 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (21.3 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (963.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Lazy Lake, FL (1.2 miles),
Wilton Manors, FL (1.3 miles ),
Franklin Park, FL (1.5 miles ),
Washington Park, FL (1.5 miles ),
Golden Heights, FL (1.5 miles ),
Roosevelt Gardens, FL (1.6 miles ),
Boulevard Gardens, FL (1.6 miles ),
Rock Island, FL (1.6 miles )

Latitude: 26.14 N, Longitude: 80.14 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Venice of America

Daytime population change due to commuting: +91,721 (+50.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 43,145 (49.3%)

Area codes: 954, 754

Distribution of median household income in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2017

Property values in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale satellite photo by USGS

Fort Lauderdale tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 118 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 1998: 135 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $283,700
  • 2000: 188 buildings, average cost: $229,800
  • 2001: 189 buildings, average cost: $346,900
  • 2002: 232 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2003: 417 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2004: 378 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2005: 424 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2006: 289 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2007: 137 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2008: 92 buildings, average cost: $429,200
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $694,300
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $566,700
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $557,600
  • 2012: 81 buildings, average cost: $538,300
  • 2013: 94 buildings, average cost: $466,800
  • 2014: 79 buildings, average cost: $572,600
  • 2015: 124 buildings, average cost: $530,400
  • 2016: 124 buildings, average cost: $523,200
  • 2017: 133 buildings, average cost: $441,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Fort Lauderdale, FL residents
Average permit cost in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Florida:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Historical housing units in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Most common industries in Fort Lauderdale, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.7%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.5%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Fort Lauderdale, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Top executives (2.4%)
  • Computer specialists (2.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.1%)
  • Construction laborers (1.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
  • Construction laborers (2.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.0%)

Average climate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.9. This is about average.

City:

68.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.476. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.476
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0903. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0903
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.07
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Fort Lauderdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/23/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Fort Lauderdale city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1980, a category F3 tornado 2.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 33 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Lauderdale-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 402.7 miles away from Fort Lauderdale center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from Fort Lauderdale center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 347.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 283.3 miles away from Fort Lauderdale center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 399.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/12/2002 at 08:26:52, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.4 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 667.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Broward County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 14, Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Freezes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Lauderdale topographic map

Main business address for: STEPHAN CO (PERFUMES, COSMETICS & OTHER TOILET PREPARATIONS), OCEAN BIO CHEM INC (SPECIALTY CLEANING, POLISHING AND SANITATION PREPARATIONS), CITRIX SYSTEMS INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), SEABULK INTERNATIONAL INC (DEEP SEA FOREIGN TRANSPORTATION OF FREIGHT), CYBERGUARD CORP (ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS), FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), NIMBUS GROUP INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), WEIDA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)) and 9 other public companies.

Hospitals in Fort Lauderdale:

  • ANN STORCK CENTER INC (1790 SW 43RD WAY)
  • ATLANTIC SHORES HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 4545 N FEDERAL HIGHWAY)
  • BROWARD HEALTH IMPERIAL POINT (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 6401 N FEDERAL HWY)
  • BROWARD HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1600 S ANDREWS AVE)
  • CORAL RIDGE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (4545 N FEDERAL HIGHWAY)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE HOSPITAL (1601 EAST LAS OLAS BLVD)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL INC (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 4725 N FEDERAL HWY)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL SOUTH FLORIDA (provides emergency services, 1516 E LAS OLAS BLVD)
  • LAS OLAS HOSPITAL (1516 E LAS OLAS BLVD)
  • VITAS HLTHCARE CORP OF FLORIDA (5420 NW 33RD AVE SUITE 100)

Airports and heliports located in Fort Lauderdale:

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Amtrak station:

FORT LAUDERDALE (200 SW 21ST TERRACE) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Broward College (Full-time enrollment: 30,322; Location: 111 East Las Olas Blvd; Public; Website: www.broward.edu)
  • Nova Southeastern University (Full-time enrollment: 25,621; Location: 3301 College Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nova.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (Full-time enrollment: 18,270; Location: 1500 NW 49th St.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.keiseruniversity.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (Full-time enrollment: 1,933; Location: 1799 SE 17th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aifl.edu)
  • Sanford-Brown Institute-Ft Lauderdale (Full-time enrollment: 836; Location: 1201 W. Cypress Creek Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sbftlaud.com)
  • City College-Fort Lauderdale (Full-time enrollment: 615; Location: 2000 W. Commerical Boulevard; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.citycollege.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Fort Lauderdale (Full-time enrollment: 543; Location: 3401 S University Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (Full-time enrollment: 423; Location: 100 E Broward Blvd, Suite 100; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.atom.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Deerfield Beach (Full-time enrollment: 114; Location: 3401 S University Drive, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Coral Ridge Nurses Assistant Training School Inc (Location: 2121 W Oakland Pk Blvd; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fort Lauderdale:

  • Everest University-Pompano Beach (about 8 miles; Pompano Beach, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,316)
  • DeVry University-Florida (about 16 miles; Miramar, FL; FT enrollment: 3,674)
  • St Thomas University (about 17 miles; Miami Gardens, FL; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • Florida Atlantic University (about 17 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Johnson & Wales University-North Miami (about 17 miles; North Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 2,051)
  • Lynn University (about 18 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • Barry University (about 19 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 7,181)

Public high schools in Fort Lauderdale:

  • FORT LAUDERDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 842, Location: 1600 NE 4TH AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • BROWARD DETENTION CENTER (Students: 647, Location: 222 NW 22ND AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • WINGATE OAKS CENTER (Students: 382, Location: 1211 NW 33RD TER, Grades: PK-12)
  • STRANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 317, Location: 1800 SW 5TH PL, Grades: 9-12)
  • SEAGULL SCHOOL (Students: 292, Location: 425 SW 28TH ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • WHIDDON RODGERS EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 41, Location: 700 SW 26TH ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • DILLARD 6-12 (Location: 2501 NW 11TH ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • PINE RIDGE ALTERNATIVE CENTER (Location: 1251 SW 42ND AVE, Grades: KG-12)
  • FLORIDA VIRTUAL ACADEMY AT BROWARD COUNTY (Location: 110 SE 6TH ST 15 FL, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Fort Lauderdale:

  • PINE CREST SCHOOL (Students: 2,654, Location: 1501 NE 62ND ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,190, Location: 2801 SW 12TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 1,726, Location: 2401 W CYPRESS CREEK RD, Grades: UG-12)
  • CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,128, Location: 2900 NE 47TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 205, Location: 3275 W OAKLAND PARK BLVD, Grades: PK-12)
  • MOUNT OLIVET SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 83, Location: 3013 NW 11TH ST, Grades: PK-9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Fort Lauderdale:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Fort Lauderdale:

  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 413, Location: 820 NE 3RD ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • BRAUSER MAIMONIDES ACADEMY (Students: 354, Location: 5300 SW 40TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JEROME CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 347, Location: 2601 SW 9TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 312, Location: 4845 NE 25TH AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 236, Location: 880 S FEDERAL HWY, Grades: PK-8)
  • OUR LADY QUEEN OF MARTYRS SCHOOL (Students: 204, Location: 2785 HAPPY HOYER ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • SHEPHERD OF THE COAST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 165, Location: 1901 E COMMERCIAL BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 149, Location: 2130 NW 26TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 106, Location: 1161 SW 30TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY TEMPLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 90, Location: 1800 NW 9TH AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Fort Lauderdale

Library in Fort Lauderdale:

  • BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARIES DIVISION (Operating income: $69,966,642; Location: 100 S. ANDREWS AVE; 2,638,454 books; 29,829 e-books; 315,606 audio materials; 423,320 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 6,766 print serial subscriptions; 200 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fort Lauderdale: Bahia Mar Yacht Center (A), Coral Ridge Country Club (B), Trafalgar Plaza (C), Plaza Executive Center (D), One River Plaza (E), Imperial Shopping Plaza (F), Coral Ridge Shopping Plaza (G), Delray Dunes Golf and Country Club (H), Port Everglades Berths 5 and 6 (I), Port Everglades Berths 1and 2 And 3 (J), Port Everglades Berths 1A and 1B (K), Port Everglades Berth 4A (L), Port Everglades Berth 4 (M), Fiveash Waterworks (N), Fort Lauderdale Stadium (O), Lockhart Stadium (P), Port Everglades Approach Light (Q), Sunrise Bay Center (R), Fort Lauderdale Station (S), Best Plaza (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Ridge Shopping Center (1), Promenade at Bay Colony Shopping Center (2), Imperial Square Shopping Center (3), Galleria Mall (4), Benefit Mall (5), The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale Shopping Center (6), Gateway Shopping Center (7), Dailland Park Shopping Center (8), Manor Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fort Lauderdale include: STEPHAN CO (A), CITRIX SYSTEMS INC (B), CYBERGUARD CORP (C), FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC (D), WEIDA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fort Lauderdale include: Berean Church (A), Sunset Church (B), Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Methodist Church Parkway United (E), Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church (F), Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (G), Apostle Faith Church of Jesus (H), Church of God Pompano Beach (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunset Memorial Gardens (1), Lauderdale Memorial Park (2), Evergreen Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Cliff Lake (A), Sunset Lake (B), Rock Pit Lake (C), Lake Sylvia (D), Lake Mabel (E), Seminole Lake (F), Mayan Lake (G), Lake Melva (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: New River (A), Tarpon River (B), Osceola Creek (C), Middle River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fort Lauderdale include: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (1), Holiday Park (2), South Beach Park (3), Sunland Park (4), English Park (5), Warfield Park (6), S P Snyder Park (7), Flamingo Park (8), Bay View Drive Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Fort Lauderdale Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Gallery 721 Inc (Museums; 725 Progresso Drive) (1), Anhinga Indian Gift Shop & Museum (5985 South State Road 7) (2), Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (Museums; 219 Southwest 2nd Avenue) (3), Bonnet House Museum & Gardens (900 North Birch Road) (4), Antique Car Museum Inc (1527 Southwest 1st Avenue) (5), Broward County - Libraries Division- Book Renewals (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 201 Southeast 6th Street) (6), Broward County - Libraries Division- Telephone Reference Information (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 Southwest 12th Avenue) (7), Broward County - Libraries Division- Branch Libraries- Imperial Point Br (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5985 North Federal Highway) (8), Broward County - Libraries Division- Branch Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3301 College Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Baymont Inns & Suites (3800 West Commercial Boulevard) (1), Bamboo Resort (2733 Middle River Drive) (2), Birch Patio Motel (617 North Birch Road) (3), Bridge at Cordova (1441 Cordova Road) (4), By-Eddy Apartment Motel (1021 Ne 13th Av) (5), Best Western Oceanside Inn (1180 Seabreeze Boulevard) (6), Best Western Ft Lauderdale Inn (1221 State Road 84) (7), Buena Vista Hotel & Conference Center (4225 El Mar Drive) (8), Bimini Rental (4649 SW 37th Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Florida State - Judicial- Public Defender (201 Southeast 6th Street) (1), U S Government - Courts- US District Court- Clerk of Court (299 East Broward Boulevard) (2), Courts-Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office Info (299 East Broward Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Amy Dumas - Professional wrestler, Rielle Hunter - Sex scandal figure, Jessicka - Artist, Kevin Jennings - Educator, Patrick Peterson - College football player, Mark Sanford - Politician, David Heath (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Robby Ginepri - Tennis player, Angel Orsini - Professional wrestler, Anthony Rizzo (baseball) - Professional baseball player.

Broward County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Lauderdale and their reported violations in the past:

RANCHO DAL PASO LLC DBA ADOBE VILLAGE (Address: 3200 PORT ROYALE DR APT 2109 E , Serves NM, Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.6%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Fort Lauderdale in 2010:

  • 1,291 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 559 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 467 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 324 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 202 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 191 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 183 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 144 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Fort Lauderdale in 2000:

  • 2,763 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 777 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 617 people in nursing homes
  • 279 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 209 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 185 people in halfway houses
  • 157 people in state prisons
  • 156 people in other group homes
  • 122 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 119 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 51 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 51 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 33 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 23 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 13 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Banks with most branches in Fort Lauderdale (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 14 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • BankAtlantic: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $3,648.1 mil, Deposits: $3,293.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 78 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: West Ft Lauderdale Branch, Cypress Creek Branch, South Lauderdale Branch, Las Olas Branch, Galt Ocean Mile Branch, Coral Ridge Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 17th Street Branch, Bayview Branch, Fort Lauderdale Main Branch, Coral Ridge Branch, Cypress Creek Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Downtown Fort Lauderdale Branch, Lauderhill Fl Branch, Fort Lauderdale Nw 62nd Street Branc, Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street Branch, Sunrise East Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Cypress Creek Station Branch, Imperial Point Branch, Downtown Ft Lauderdale Branch, Waverly Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: East Broward Branch, Cleary & Nob Hill Banking Center, Federal Hwy & Ne 19th Banking Center, Fort Lauderdale - Harbor Shops. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Regions Bank: Las Olas Branch, Fort Lauderdale Branch, East Commercial Blvd Branch, North Fort Lauderdale Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • 33 other banks with 44 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Fort Lauderdale:

Marital status in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Lauderdale:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fort Lauderdale
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Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale:

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Fort Lauderdale, FL (based on Broward County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic280,32447
Evangelical Protestant221,258701
Other63,064143
Mainline Protestant53,41288
Black Protestant17,86645
Orthodox5,64816
None1,106,494-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 359
Here:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 15
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 268
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 391
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,399
Broward County:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Broward County:

8.4%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Broward County:

20.6%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Broward County:

14.0%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fort Lauderdale:

50.0%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fort Lauderdale:

47.4%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Fort Lauderdale:

29.0
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fort Lauderdale:

20.3%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fort Lauderdale:

6.8
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

56.0%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Lauderdale, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 523$4,642,480$106,5200$0
Parks and Recreation 301$1,368,612$54,563246$241,065
Firefighters 275$2,116,919$92,37543$34,341
Other and Unallocable 205$1,069,219$62,58826$38,028
Sewerage 166$807,189$58,3510$0
Police - Other 164$700,206$51,23532$35,238
Financial Administration 140$884,942$75,8527$11,765
Fire - Other 136$1,042,661$92,00020$16,915
Water Supply 87$414,262$57,1400$0
Other Government Administration 72$503,165$83,8618$15,584
Housing and Community Development (Local) 38$256,895$81,1250$0
Streets and Highways 21$121,972$69,6983$6,745
Airports 18$117,886$78,5912$4,641
Judicial and Legal 10$105,141$126,1690$0
Solid Waste Management 5$25,345$60,8281$1,238
Correction 0$0 16$53,603
Totals for Government 2,161$14,176,894$78,724404$459,163

Fort Lauderdale government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $10,736,000 ($59.62)
    Regular Highways: $2,813,000 ($15.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,270,000 ($12.61)
    General - Other: $614,000 ($3.41)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $95,209,000 ($528.73)
    Water Utilities: $86,328,000 ($479.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $65,477,000 ($363.62)
    General - Other: $36,817,000 ($204.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,864,000 ($165.84)
    Central Staff Services: $17,298,000 ($96.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,641,000 ($86.86)
    Parking Facilities: $14,485,000 ($80.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,333,000 ($79.60)
    Regular Highways: $12,640,000 ($70.19)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,540,000 ($64.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,308,000 ($62.80)
    Air Transportation: $10,576,000 ($58.73)
    Financial Administration: $8,537,000 ($47.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,681,000 ($20.44)
    Transit Utilities: $2,777,000 ($15.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $147,692,000 ($820.18)
    Corporate Bonds: $134,276,000 ($745.68)
    Corporate Stocks: $112,151,000 ($622.81)
    Benefit Payments: $40,657,000 ($225.78)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $23,385,000 ($129.86)
    Withdrawals: $120,000 ($0.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,682,000 ($75.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,660,000 ($36.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,457,000 ($8.09)
    Police Protection: $767,000 ($4.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $673,000 ($3.74)
    Toll Highways: $343,000 ($1.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $338,000 ($1.88)
    Transit Utilities: $243,000 ($1.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,904,000 ($88.32)

Fort Lauderdale government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $16,345,000 ($90.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,237,000 ($84.62)
    Parking Facilities: $13,364,000 ($74.21)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,569,000 ($64.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,357,000 ($40.86)
    Air Transportation: $3,506,000 ($19.47)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $8,012,000 ($44.49)
    From Other Governments: $5,799,000 ($32.20)
    Local Employee Contribution: $5,655,000 ($31.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,690,000 ($81.58)
    Highways: $488,000 ($2.71)
    Transit Utilities: $198,000 ($1.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,644,000 ($64.66)
    Other: $1,039,000 ($5.77)
    Highways: $728,000 ($4.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $59,057,000 ($327.96)
    Special Assessments: $40,936,000 ($227.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,223,000 ($45.67)
    Rents: $7,824,000 ($43.45)
    Interest Earnings: $5,043,000 ($28.01)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,920,000 ($10.66)
    Sale of Property: $1,368,000 ($7.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $130,247,000 ($723.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,064,000 ($83.66)
    Other: $3,518,000 ($19.54)
    Highways: $1,452,000 ($8.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $635,000 ($3.53)
  • Tax - Property: $109,677,000 ($609.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $37,623,000 ($208.93)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,313,000 ($140.57)
    Other License: $20,763,000 ($115.30)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $6,646,000 ($36.91)

Fort Lauderdale government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $802,432,000 ($4456.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $764,476,000 ($4245.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,299,000 ($1012.37)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,343,000 ($801.58)

Fort Lauderdale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,824,000 ($554.36)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $192,336,000 ($1068.11)
    Total Federal Securities: $68,125,000 ($378.32)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $413,039,000 ($2293.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,539,000 ($86.29)

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($665 average AGI)
Broward County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Miami-Dade County, FL  2.02% ($51,622 average AGI)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.74% ($62,460)
from Travis County, TX  0.16% ($33,815)


6.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($833 average AGI)
Broward County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Miami-Dade County, FL  1.23% ($51,368 average AGI)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.97% ($67,594)
to Orange County, FL  0.20% ($44,683)
Businesses in Fort Lauderdale, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven17Jones New York7
ALDO1KFC6
AT&T5La Quinta4
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts6Long John Silver's1
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Apple Store1Marriott9
Applebee's4MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's2McDonald's3
Audi1Motherhood Maternity1
BMW2New Balance19
Barnes & Noble1Nike13
Baskin-Robbins2Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot4
Bebe1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Bentleymotors.Com1Pac Sun1
Best Western3Panera Bread1
Blockbuster4Payless8
Brooks Brothers1Penske3
Burger King8Pier 1 Imports1
CVS10Pizza Hut3
Cache1Publix Super Markets8
Chevrolet1Quiznos2
Chico's2Ramada2
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster1
Comfort Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Comfort Suites1Rodeway Inn1
Crossland Economy Studios1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza6Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts19Sheraton2
Ethan Allen1Sprint Nextel3
Express1Starbucks9
Extended Stay America3Subway16
Extended Stay Deluxe1T-Mobile1
FedEx65Taco Bell2
Foot Locker3Target1
Ford1The Cheesecake Factory1
GNC2Tire Kingdom1
GameStop2Toys"R"Us2
H&R Block5Travelodge2
Haagen-Dazs1U-Haul17
Hilton11UPS69
Holiday Inn5Vans1
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Honda1Waffle House1
Hyatt5Westin2
Jamba Juice2Whole Foods Market1
Jimmy John's1YMCA4

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEXY (1520 AM; 4 kW; WILTON MANORS, FL; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WFLL (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSRF (1580 AM; 10 kW; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WAVS (1170 AM; 5 kW; DAVIE, FL; Owner: RADIO WAVS, INC.)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WSUA (1260 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WSUA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLVJ (1040 AM; 25 kW; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL BOYNTON BEACH, INC.)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Lauderdale:

  • WEDR (99.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBGG-FM (105.9 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYI-FM (100.7 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIS (99.9 FM; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: WKIS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRMA (106.7 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: WRMA LICENSING, INC.)
  • WLRN-FM (91.3 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI - DADE COUNTY, FL)
  • WAFG (90.3 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: WESTMINSTER ACADEMY)
  • WFLC (97.3 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPYM (93.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO-MIAMI, LLC)
  • WHQT (105.1 FM; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLVE (93.9 FM; MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIB (103.5 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXJ (102.7 FM; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO. OF FLORIDA)
  • WPOW (96.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WPOW LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZTA (94.9 FM; MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLYF (101.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO. OF FLORIDA)
  • WXDJ (95.7 FM; NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: WXDJ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WAMR-FM (107.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEAT-FM (104.3 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Lauderdale:

  • W58BU (Channel 58; HALLANDALE, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT,INC.)
  • WPPB-TV (Channel 63; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA)
  • WHFT-TV (Channel 45; MIAMI, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • W24CA (Channel 24; MARATHON, FL; Owner: KEY COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS)
  • WPBT (Channel 2; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY TV FOUNDATION OF S. FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WAMI-TV (Channel 69; HOLLYWOOD, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA MIAMI LLC)
  • WSVN (Channel 7; MIAMI, FL; Owner: SUNBEAM TELEVISION CORP.)
  • WSCV (Channel 51; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF FLORIDA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLRN-TV (Channel 17; MIAMI, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI - DADE COUNTY, FL)
  • WPLG (Channel 10; MIAMI, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WLTV (Channel 23; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WLTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBFS-TV (Channel 33; MIAMI, FL; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF MIAMI INC.)
  • WPXM (Channel 35; MIAMI, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHDT-LP (Channel 44; MIAMI, FL; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WLMF-LP (Channel 53; MIAMI, FL; Owner: PAGING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBZL (Channel 39; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CHANNEL 39, INC.)
  • WDLP-CA (Channel 21; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUN-CA (Channel 48; MIAMI, ETC., FL; Owner: LOCALONE TEXAS, LTD.)
  • WPTV (Channel 5; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLX (Channel 29; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WXEL-TV (Channel 42; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVJ (Channel 6; MIAMI, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WPEC (Channel 12; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WGEN-LP (Channel 55; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fort Lauderdale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 231Number of bridges
  • 5,446ft / 1,660mTotal length
  • $743,000Total costs
  • 7,231,942Total average daily traffic
  • 473,175Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,677,106Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fort Lauderdale, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 211950-1959
  • 231960-1969
  • 381970-1979
  • 411980-1989
  • 551990-1999
  • 262000-2009
  • 172010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fort Lauderdale, FL
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 424 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fort Lauderdale)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fort Lauderdale, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 168 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 128 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 137 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1,060 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fort Lauderdale)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 175 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fort Lauderdale)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 712 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED319$181,777818$302,0741,133$275,33441$219,91620$2,505,094452$269,4080$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$195,415134$352,723198$240,48922$96,9503$1,880,00070$232,8601$29,940
APPLICATIONS DENIED118$166,033372$271,7411,057$290,04067$81,3972$984,000358$226,6253$62,390
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN60$174,146171$293,373422$275,68414$293,4261$744,190109$260,0170$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$165,54154$235,260148$295,2835$135,9300$030$277,7680$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 37 tracts in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED35$220,8784$185,5780$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED43$277,5455$255,8345$203,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$276,1313$215,8470$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$130,3461$68,7600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$246,1252$208,8752$421,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fort Lauderdale, FL - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
Fire incident types in Fort Lauderdale, FL

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

  • Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 , Phone: (800) 228-9290, Fax: (954) 771-7519
  • Golden West Motel, 710 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
  • Cascades Motel, 4117 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
  • America's Best Inn-Fort Lauderdale Airport, 3001 SE 6TH Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 , Phone: (954) 462-9175, Fax: (954) 523-1580
  • Econolodge, 1 N Atlantic Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
  • Holiday Park Motel & Apartments, 614 Ne 6TH Ter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
  • Relax Inn, 1851 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
  • Ocean Park Motel, 2115 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
  • 98 other hotels and motels
All 106 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Most common first names in Fort Lauderdale, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4,79873.9 years
William4,09974.9 years
Mary3,62979.8 years
Joseph3,45476.2 years
Robert3,06870.2 years
James2,81570.5 years
Charles2,53575.2 years
George2,49576.3 years
Helen2,42980.5 years
Ruth1,88880.2 years
Most common last names in Fort Lauderdale, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,42074.1 years
Brown96072.7 years
Williams91869.3 years
Johnson91072.9 years
Miller89676.6 years
Cohen82579.4 years
Davis69073.8 years
Jones67871.1 years
Schwartz45280.3 years
Anderson43975.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 92.8%Electricity
  • 4.1%No fuel used
  • 2.3%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 93.3%Electricity
  • 3.9%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Fort Lauderdale compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Fort Lauderdale on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 (33301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #22 (33301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #29 (33304) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #35 (33309) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most Internet business establishments in 2005"
  • #41 (33319) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of West Indian first ancestries"
  • #57 (33309) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #76 (33308) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #84 (33309) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #90 (33301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 1045 pilots and 542 other airmen in this city.
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