Fort Lauderdale, FL 

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+19.6% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

110.5 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

2.3 / 9.1

summer / winter

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale, Florida is an exciting destination, boasting beautiful beaches and plenty of attractions. Visitors can explore the Everglades National Park or take a boat ride through Intracoastal Waterway. There's something for everyone - from stunning art galleries and museums to trendy restaurants and nightlife spots. For those who prefer outdoors activities, there's always fishing, surfing, kayaking or paddle boarding nearby. With so much to do and see, Fort Lauderdale makes for an unforgettable experience! Regional center - South Atlantic Coast near the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula.
State: Florida
County: Broward County
Metro Area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metro Area
City: Fort Lauderdale
Zip Codes: 33311 33312 33308 33304 33301 33315 33305 33316 33306
Cost of Living: 10.5% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 12 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metro Area

Miami has always been the commercial and cultural center for Florida and the nearby Caribbean, but in the past 30 years it has emerged as a world-class international hub and a gateway for all of Latin America. In many ways it serves as the central logistical and cultural hub of the entire Western Hemisphere. The inevitable result is a diverse and invigorating Latin culture superimposed upon what was already a major commercial, resort, and retirement area dating back to the 1920’s. Many think of it as a tourist center, but import/export and international financial trade with Latin countries make up a far larger part of the economy. These activities bring a large banking industry as well as cargo transport and warehousing; the manufacturing and corporate headquarters rosters are also growing. The city is busy- in many ways stressful- and the mix of cultures, heat, and poverty has occasionally boiled over into ethnic and civil strife. But the city is fun and undeniably alive.


The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Lauderdale jobs have increased by 1.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Lauderdale's cost of living is 10.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fort Lauderdale's Cost of Living

February, December and March are the most pleasant months in Fort Lauderdale, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Broward county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.5% to 34.7%. More Voting Stats

Fort Lauderdale's population is 182,247 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Fort Lauderdale is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 22.9%.

Fort Lauderdale public schools spend $9,109 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Fort Lauderdale. More Education

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Housing Market in Fort Lauderdale

It's a good time to buy in Fort Lauderdale. Home Appreciation is up 22.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Fort Lauderdale is .

Reviews for Fort Lauderdale   64 Reviews
Here's how to win/live the South Florida life - 3/30/2019
Fort Lauderdale and South Florida are eclectic, which makes for a tough adjustment if you're from a homogenous area. The secret is to find the location of all the things... Read More

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A Diverse city with good and bad points - 10/28/2016
Like any city, Fort Lauderdale has it's good points and it's bad. On the good side you can't beat the weather here, especially October to June. No snow and no winter... Read More

Do NOT move here! - 7/1/2015
My husband I are are from Illinois and Indiana. We moved here five years ago and we still HATE it! In the Midwest people are friendly and care about others. I can't... Read More

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