Fort Lauderdale demographics profile

StatisticFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Population175,15319,934,451318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)5,06329491
Median age42.041.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1837%38%43%
Speak English72%72%79%
Speak Spanish15%21%13%
Fort Lauderdale, FL has a population of 175,153 and is the 141st largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,063 per sq mi which is 1624% higher than the Florida average and 5488% higher than the national average. The median age in Fort Lauderdale is 42 which is approximately 1% higher than the Florida average of 42. In Fort Lauderdale, 43% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 72% speak English and 15% speak Spanish. 35% of Fort Lauderdale residents were born in Florida, 39% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 24% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Fort Lauderdale is 1624% higher than Florida.
  • The median age in Fort Lauderdale is 1% higher than Florida.
  • In Fort Lauderdale 62.06% of the population is White.
  • In Fort Lauderdale 31.95% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fort Lauderdale 1.54% of the population is Asian.

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Fort Lauderdale population breakdown by race

RaceFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
White62.06%75.90%73.35%
Black or African American31.95%16.14%12.63%
Asian1.54%2.61%5.22%
American Indian0.22%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race2.11%2.48%3.06%
Other race2.07%2.54%4.75%
In Fort Lauderdale, 16.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fort Lauderdale, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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