StatisticFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Population density (sq mi)5,06341091
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Fort Lauderdale is 1135% 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
  • In Fort Lauderdale 1.54% of the population is Asian

Compare Fort Lauderdale, FL Demographics


      Fort Lauderdale population breakdown by race

      RaceFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Fort Lauderdale age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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