Fort Lauderdale employment information

IndexFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Income per capita$36,405$26,499$28,555
Median household income$48,898$47,212$53,482
Median income owner occupied$69,462$57,046$68,142
Median income renter occupied$34,299$32,605$33,219
Median earnings male$35,498$31,136$36,116
Median earnings female$26,741$24,898$25,692
Unemployment rate8.0%6.5%5.8%
Poverty level21.2%16.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Fort Lauderdale is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fort Lauderdale is 9% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fort Lauderdale is 36% higher than the national average.

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Fort Lauderdale median earnings by income bracket

Fort Lauderdale employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.3%1.3%
Manufacturing sector5.1%0.3%
Financial & insurance services4.1%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services16.3%13.7%
Public administration4.1%4.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%3.4%
Education, health & social services10.2%28.1%

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Sea Ranch Lakes, FL737$113,333112%
Southwest Ranches, FL7,583$101,19889%
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,137$48,8989%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Oceanside, CA171,400$58,3859%
Santa Rosa, CA170,782$60,75814%
Chattanooga, TN171,863$39,68326%
Rancho Cucamonga, CA170,170$77,06144%
Port St. Lucie, FL169,260$48,8989%
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,137$48,8989%
Source: The Fort Lauderdale, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.