Income/capita 28%
Household income 7%
Unemployment 28%
IndexFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Income per capita$38,099$27,598$29,829
Median household income$51,648$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$73,166$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,063$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$35,162$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$26,947$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate6.0%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level19.5%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fort Lauderdale is 28% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Fort Lauderdale is 7% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale is 28% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fort Lauderdale is 29% higher than the national average

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      Fort Lauderdale employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.2%1.7%
      Manufacturing sector5.4%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.9%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.6%13.7%
      Public administration4.0%4.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%3.5%
      Education, health & social services9.7%27.9%

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      Lazy Lake, FL34$242,813339%
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      Sea Ranch Lakes, FL663$128,750133%
      Parkland, FL28,354$128,292132%
      Cooper City, FL34,364$92,38867%
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,153$51,6487%

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      Chattanooga, TN175,462$41,27825%
      Tempe, AZ174,708$50,4749%
      Garden Grove, CA174,676$60,5229%
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652$50,8298%
      Oceanside, CA173,829$58,9497%
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,153$51,6487%
      Source: The Fort Lauderdale, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).