Fort Lauderdale Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Fort Lauderdale?

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There are 181,818 residents in Fort Lauderdale, with a median age of 42. Of this, 51.66% are males and 48.34% are females. US-born citizens make up 72.85% of the resident pool in Fort Lauderdale, while non-US-born citizens account for 15.68%. Additionally, 11.47% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 149,081 people in Fort Lauderdale currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 181,818 0.9%
Male Population 93,920 -0.1%
Female Population 87,898 2.1%
Male population 51.66%
Female population 48.34%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 42 -0.2%
Citizen US Born 132,449 0.9%
Citizen not US Born 28,514 3.5%
Not Citizen 20,855 -2.0%
Citizen US Born 72.85%
Citizen not US Born 15.68%
Not Citizen 11.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,874 -23.1%
Moved from Same County 19,885 -4.7%
Moved from Same State 4,559 3.9%
Moved from Different State 4,854 4.3%
Same House as Last Year 149,081 2.0%
Moved from Abroad 1.04%
Moved from Same County 11.03%
Moved from Same State 2.53%
Moved from Different State 2.69%
Same House as Last Year 82.71%

What are the employment statistics in Fort Lauderdale?

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White-collar workers make up 82.61% of the working population in Fort Lauderdale, while blue-collar employees account for 17.39%. There are also 14,005 entrepreneurs in Fort Lauderdale (15.12% of the workforce); 65,984 workers employed in private companies (71.22%); and 8,462 people working in governmental institutions (9.13%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 76,539 1.8%
Blue Collar 16,108 -1.6%
White Collar 82.61%
Blue Collar 17.39%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 14,005 3.0%
Private Companies 65,984 0.4%
Governmental Workers 8,462 3.0%
Not for Profit Companies 4,196 4.8%
Self Employees 15.12%
Private Companies 71.22%
Governmental Workers 9.13%
Not for Profit Companies 4.53%

How many households are there in Fort Lauderdale?

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There are a total of 74,968 households in Fort Lauderdale, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 50.38% of these Fort Lauderdale households, while non-family units account for the remaining 49.62%. Additionally, 20.85% of households have children and 79.15% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 74,968 0.5%
Average People Per Household 2 0.4%
Family Households 37,770 3.5%
Non-family Households 37,198 -2.3%
Family Households 50.38%
Non-family Households 49.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 15,631 2.9%
Households without Children 59,337 -0.1%
Households with Children 20.85%
Households without Children 79.15%

What are the median and average incomes in Fort Lauderdale?

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The average annual household income in Fort Lauderdale is $104,110, while the median household income sits at $64,313 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $65,801, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $68,621. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $42,378 and $58,810, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $104,110 4.8%
Median Household Income $64,313 8.2%
People below Poverty Level 27,996 -5.5%
People above Poverty Level 150,198 2.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Fort Lauderdale?

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There are 95,057 housing units in Fort Lauderdale, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1970. Of the 74,968 occupied housing units in Fort Lauderdale, 53.87% are owner-occupied, while 46.13% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 57.06% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $357,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,419 per month in Fort Lauderdale.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 95,057 -0.8%
Median Year Built 1970 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,648 -6.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 3,040 -1.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 20,376 -3.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 21,763 -4.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 20,530 2.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 7,282 -1.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 4,193 3.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 10,476 -2.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 5,749 18.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 74,968 0.5%
Owner Occupied 40,388 2.8%
Renter Occupied 34,580 -1.9%
Owner Occupied 53.87%
Renter Occupied 46.13%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 23,044 2.7%
Without Mortgage 17,344 2.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $357,500 2.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $342,100 9.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,419 3.6%
With Mortgage 57.06%
Without Mortgage 42.94%

What is the level of education in Fort Lauderdale?

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Approximately 33.37% of the population in Fort Lauderdale holds a high school degree (that's 49,848 residents), while 19.53% have attained a college certificate (36,722 locals) and 21.68% have a bachelor's degree (32,378 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,878 -16.7%
Some High School 49,848 0.6%
Some College 36,722 2.3%
Associate Degree 11,801 3.2%
Bachelor's Degree 32,378 2.5%
Graduate Degree 20,288 1.3%
No High School 3.94%
Some High School 33.37%
Some College 19.53%
Associate Degree 7.9%
Bachelor's Degree 21.68%
Graduate Degree 13.58%

What is the marital status of Fort Lauderdale residents?

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A total of 63,066 people in Fort Lauderdale have never been married (which represents 40.62% of the total population), while 59,968 of them are wedded (38.63%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 3,477 (2.24%) and 23,349 (15.04%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 63,066 2.0%
Married 59,968 1.2%
Separated 3,477 -3.4%
Widowed 8,857 -3.0%
Divorced 23,349 2.3%
Never Married 40.62%
Married 38.63%
Separated 2.24%
Widowed 5.71%
Divorced 15.04%

What are the most common means of transportation in Fort Lauderdale?

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The top three means of transportation people in Fort Lauderdale use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 75,618 residents commute by car, 2,822 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 1,526 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 75,618 1.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 2,822 -22.6%
Subway or Elevated 177 N/A
Ferryboat 48 242.9%
Bicycle 704 -32.8%
Motorcycle 140 32.1%
TaxiCab 219 -9.9%
Walk 1,526 -3.8%

What is the median and average household income in Fort Lauderdale by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
33004 16,234 6,716 $42,780.00 $75,961.00
33301 15,250 8,380 $101,321.00 $158,132.00
33304 17,630 8,980 $60,665.00 $99,896.00
33305 12,976 6,815 $72,451.00 $115,160.00
33306 3,286 1,729 $71,159.00 $159,083.00
33308 27,226 14,957 $73,818.00 $122,494.00
33309 39,928 13,517 $59,045.00 $71,576.00
33311 75,705 24,216 $40,684.00 $49,086.00
33312 55,149 18,201 $59,810.00 $82,923.00
33315 13,490 5,778 $78,367.00 $91,591.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 33004 33301 33304 33305 33306 33308 33309 33311 33312 33315 33316 33319 33334

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