Fort Lauderdale has a population of approximately 167,370 (as of 2013), with a median age of 42. The population is a mix of Caucasian (approx. 62%) and African American (approx. 31%), with 1% Asian. There are fewer married couples (42% compared to the Florida average of 55%), with about 39% of the population having children under the age of 18. Fort Lauderdale is within 5 miles of the following South Florida neighborhoods: Seven Isles, Bal Harbour, Laudergate Isles, Coral Ridge, Rio Vista, Beverly Heights, Nurmi Isles, Colee Hammock, Navarrea Isle, Coral Shores, Birch Park, Las Olas Isles, Lauderdale Harbours, Victoria Park and Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Fort Lauderdale is 12% greater than the Florida average, and about 13% greater than the national average. Goods & services, health care, and utilities are all slightly lower in Fort Lauderdale, with housing being moderately higher than the national average. Groceries and transportation in Fort Lauderdale are slightly higher than the national average.
The median home price in Fort Lauderdale is $265,200, compared to $181,400 nationally, with median rent at $1,054 (vs. $889). The median home value in Fort Lauderdale is 55% greater than the Florida average and 46% greater than the National average. The median rental rates in Fort Lauderdale is 7% greater than the Florida average and 19% greater than the National average.
There are a total of forty-three (43) public and thirty-six (36) private schools in Fort Lauderdale. The student to teacher ratio in Fort Lauderdale for public schools is 15:1, which is 9% less than the Florida student to teacher ratio and 4% less than the National student to teacher ratio.
The average income per capita in Fort Lauderdale is $35,919, with a median household income of $50,191. The unemployment rate is 7.9%. The income per capita in Fort Lauderdale is 36% greater than the Florida average and 28% greater than the National average. The median household income in Fort Lauderdale is 6% greater than the Florida average and 5% less than the National average.
The highest average temperature in Fort Lauderdale are in July and August at 84 degrees. The coldest average temperature in Fort Lauderdale are January and February at 69 degrees. The Fort Lauderdale weather information is based on the average of the previous 3-7 years of data.