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Population (year 2000): 152,397. Estimated population in July 2005: 167,380 (+9.8% change)
Males: 79,826 (52.4%), Females: 72,571 (47.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $37,887 (year 2000)
Median house value: $150,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Fort Lauderdale:

  • White Non-Hispanic (57.5%)
  • Black (28.9%)
  • Hispanic (9.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.4%), Irish (10.3%), West Indian (9.8%), English (8.2%), Italian (7.6%), United States (5.8%).Lauderdale, Florida

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 31.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Lauderdale

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Lauderdale city

  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

21.6% Foreign born (15.0% Latin America, 3.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,812 (+1.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Hialeah, (21.7 miles pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (1018.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lazy Lake, FL (1.4 miles) , Manors, FL (1.6 miles Wilton Park, FL (2.3 miles Franklin Heights, FL (2.6 miles Golden Park, FL (2.6 miles Washington Gardens, FL (2.7 miles Roosevelt Park, FL Oakland (2.8 miles Gardens, FL (2.9 miles Boulevard


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 67 buildings, average cost: $222,400
  • 1997: 118 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 1998: 135 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $283,700
  • 2000: 188 buildings, average cost: $229,800
  • 2001: 189 buildings, average cost: $346,900
  • 2002: 232 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2003: 417 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2004: 378 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2005: 424 buildings, average cost: $143,400

Latitude: 26.14 N, Longitude: 80.14 W

Area codes: 954, 754


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (15.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.1%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +80,131 (+52.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 32,968 (46.6%)


 

Crime in Fort Lauderdale by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 22 13 29 12 18 15
    per 100,000 14.4 8.5 19.0 7.9 11.8 9.8
Rapes 60 66 48 39 49 54
    per 100,000 39.4 43.3 31.5 25.6 32.2 35.4
Robberies 713 760 837 669 640 755
    per 100,000 467.9 498.7 549.2 439.0 420.0 495.4
Assaults 776 923 767 687 645 597
    per 100,000 509.2 605.7 503.3 450.8 423.2 391.7
Burglaries 3,014 2,259 2,439 2,482 2,320 2,612
    per 100,000 1977.7 1482.3 1600.4 1628.6 1522.3 1713.9
Thefts 7,935 7,363 7,049 6,418 6,281 6,493
    per 100,000 5206.8 4831.5 4625.4 4211.4 4121.5 4260.6
Auto thefts 1,789 1,398 1,412 1,374 1,135 1,004
    per 100,000 1173.9 917.3 926.5 901.6 744.8 658.8
713.0 667.0 668.2 594.6 566.3 594.1

Average climate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fort Lauderdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/23/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.8 miles away from the Fort Lauderdale city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1980, a category 3 tornado 3.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 33 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Chris Evert - (born 1954), tennnis player, Asante Samuel - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Jan 6, 1981), Benny Sapp - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Jan 20, 1981), Brad Eldred - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, born: Jul 12, 1980), Mike Morse - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners, born: Mar 22, 1982), Quinn Gray - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: May 21, 1979), Reynaldo Hill - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Aug 28, 1982), Danny Kanell - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Nov 21, 1973), Ryan Shealy - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Colorado Rockies, born: Aug 29, 1979), Scot Shields - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Angels, born: Jul 22, 1975).

Main business address for: STEPHAN CO (PERFUMES, COSMETICS & OTHER TOILET PREPARATIONS), OCEAN BIO CHEM INC (SPECIALTY CLEANING, POLISHING AND SANITATION PREPARATIONS), CITRIX SYSTEMS INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), SEABULK INTERNATIONAL INC (DEEP SEA FOREIGN TRANSPORTATION OF FREIGHT), CYBERGUARD CORP (ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS), FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), NIMBUS GROUP INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), WEIDA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)) and 9 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Fort Lauderdale:
  • ATLANTIC SHORES HOSPITAL (4545 N FEDERAL HIGHWAY)
  • BROWARD GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER (1600 S ANDREWS AVE)
  • FLORIDA MEDICAL CENTER (5000 W OAKLAND PARK BLVD)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE HOSPITAL (1601 EAST LAS OLAS BLVD)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL (4725 N FEDERAL HIGHWAY)
  • IMPERIAL POINT MEDICAL CENTER (6401 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL SOUTH FLORIDA (1516 E LAS OLAS BLVD)
  • NORTH RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER (5757 N DIXIE HWY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Lauderdale:
  • FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTL (about 5 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: FLL)
  • MIAMI INTL (about 27 miles; MIAMI, FL; ID: MIA)
  • PALM BEACH INTL (about 37 miles; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; ID: PBI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Lauderdale:
  • DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE (about 2 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: DT1)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE (about 4 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: FXE)
  • POMPANO BEACH AIRPARK (about 8 miles; POMPANO BEACH, FL; ID: PMP)

Amtrak station:
FORT LAUDERDALE (200 SW 21ST TERRACE). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Correction 40 $185,816 $55,744 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 152 $630,232 $49,755 8 $7,759
Colleges/Universities in Fort Lauderdale:
  • ATI CAREER TRAINING CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 534; Location: 2880 Northwest 62nd Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aticareertraining.com)
  • EVERGLADES COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 77; Location: 1500 NW 49th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.evergladescollege.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Lauderdale:
  • BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 2 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 12,747)
  • ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE (about 3 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • KEISER COLLEGE (about 5 miles; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 2,879)
  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 12,554)
  • BARRY UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; MIAMI, FL; FT enrollment: 5,780)
  • FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY-BOCA RATON (about 18 miles; BOCA RATON, FL; FT enrollment: 14,311)
  • MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; MIAMI, FL; FT enrollment: 25,323)
Public high schools in Fort Lauderdale:
  • STRANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,240; Location: 1800 SW 5TH PL; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DILLARD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,175; Location: 2501 NW 11TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,793; Location: 1600 NE 4TH AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COLLEGE ACADEMY AT BCC (Students: 309; Location: 3501 SW DAVIE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fort Lauderdale:
  • PARKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,859; Location: 3600 NW 5 COURT; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NEW RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,589; Location: 3100 RIVERLAND ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SUNRISE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,456; Location: 1750 NE 14TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILLIAM DANDY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,375; Location: 2400 NW 26TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WALKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (MAGNET) (Students: 935; Location: 1001 NW 4TH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WHIDDON RODGERS EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 874; Location: 700 SW 26TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • FLORANADA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 854; Location: 5251 NE 14TH WAY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTH ANDREWS GARDENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 849; Location: 345 NE 56TH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • VIRGINIA SHUMAN YOUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 824; Location: 101 NE 11TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CROISSANT PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 808; Location: 1800 SW 4TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
Library in Fort Lauderdale:
  • BROWARD COUNTY DIVISION OF LIBRARIES (Operating income: $51,249,951; Location: 100 S. ANDREWS AVE; 2,261,232 books; 179,703 audio materials; 169,113 video materials; 7,500 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Fiveash Waterworks (A).


Fort Lauderdale compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Lauderdale:
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEXY (1520 AM; 4 kW; WILTON MANORS, FL; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WFLL (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSRF (1580 AM; 10 kW; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WAVS (1170 AM; 5 kW; DAVIE, FL; Owner: RADIO WAVS, INC.)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WLVJ (1040 AM; 25 kW; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL BOYNTON BEACH, INC.)
  • WSUA (1260 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WSUA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Lauderdale:
  • WEDR (99.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBGG-FM (105.9 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYI-FM (100.7 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIS (99.9 FM; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: WKIS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRMA (106.7 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: WRMA LICENSING, INC.)
  • WLRN-FM (91.3 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI - DADE COUNTY, FL)
  • WAFG (90.3 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: WESTMINSTER ACADEMY)
  • WFLC (97.3 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPYM (93.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO-MIAMI, LLC)
  • WHQT (105.1 FM; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLVE (93.9 FM; MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIB (103.5 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXJ (102.7 FM; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO. OF FLORIDA)
  • WPOW (96.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WPOW LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZTA (94.9 FM; MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLYF (101.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO. OF FLORIDA)
  • WXDJ (95.7 FM; NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: WXDJ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WAMR-FM (107.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEAT-FM (104.3 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Fort Lauderdale:
  • W58BU (Channel 58; HALLANDALE, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT,INC.)
  • WPPB-TV (Channel 63; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA)
  • WHFT-TV (Channel 45; MIAMI, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • W24CA (Channel 24; MARATHON, FL; Owner: KEY COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS)
  • WPBT (Channel 2; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY TV FOUNDATION OF S. FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WAMI-TV (Channel 69; HOLLYWOOD, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA MIAMI LLC)
  • WSVN (Channel 7; MIAMI, FL; Owner: SUNBEAM TELEVISION CORP.)
  • WSCV (Channel 51; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF FLORIDA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLRN-TV (Channel 17; MIAMI, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI - DADE COUNTY, FL)
  • WPLG (Channel 10; MIAMI, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WLTV (Channel 23; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WLTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBFS-TV (Channel 33; MIAMI, FL; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF MIAMI INC.)
  • WPXM (Channel 35; MIAMI, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLMF-LP (Channel 53; MIAMI, FL; Owner: PAGING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBZL (Channel 39; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CHANNEL 39, INC.)
  • WHDT-LP (Channel 44; MIAMI, FL; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WDLP-CA (Channel 21; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUN-CA (Channel 48; MIAMI, ETC., FL; Owner: LOCALONE TEXAS, LTD.)
  • WPTV (Channel 5; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLX (Channel 29; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WXEL-TV (Channel 42; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVJ (Channel 6; MIAMI, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WPEC (Channel 12; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WGEN-LP (Channel 55; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

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