This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Fort Lauderdale has a low population density. Fort Lauderdale is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Fort Lauderdale, FL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Fort Lauderdale has a population density of 5,102, with 161,885 current residents.
Out of the 161,885 current residents, 52% are male and 47% are female. 43% of the residents are married and 56% are single.
- 67% Sun
- 63% Rain
- 0% Snow
73°F average temperature
- 40 years Median home age
- $244,830 Median home price
- -15.63% Home appreciation rate
- 14.38% Annual property tax
As for living in Fort Lauderdale, the air quality is 79% and the weather, on average, is 67% sunny, 63% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 73°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Fort Lauderdale, you should know that 44% of homes are owned while 37.6% of homes are rented, and 18.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $244,830, the median age of homes is 40 years, the annual home appreciation is -15.63% and the annual property tax is 14.38%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)7
When looking at the community of Fort Lauderdale, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Fort Lauderdale’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Fort Lauderdale is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 67.02% Democratic, 32.34% Republican, and 0.64% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
78%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
10%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Fort Lauderdale, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.90% of residents are unemployed in Fort Lauderdale (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Fort Lauderdale residents: 15.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 17.48% are in the arts and sciences field, 20.8% are in the customer service field, 27.2% are in the sales field, 0.24% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 9.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 78.29%, 6.09% of residents have an associate’s degree, 17.06% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.12% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Fort Lauderdale, you should be aware that the average commute time is 26 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Fort Lauderdale have a few different options. 75% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 5% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.