There are a number of cities in Florida that are located on the coast (either on the ocean, a bay, or a gulf inlet). Fort Lauderdale is one of them. Fort Lauderdale is the eighth-largest city in Florida, home to 182,437 people and 48 neighborhoods.
Fort Lauderdale has a mix of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs, making it neither predominantly blue-collar nor predominantly white-collar. A majority of the workforce in Fort Lauderdale works in sales or office.
In Fort Lauderdale, there are many people employed in jobs related to management (13.10%), sales (12.96%), and administration (10.26%).
Fort Lauderdale has another intriguing aspect, despite not being a big city, namely the high percentage of professionals, singles, and young people living here. For relocated professionals, this is a great option. They can meet others like them, develop friendships, socialize, and find love and fun here.
In addition to being nautical, Fort Lauderdale is also historically connected to the ocean and some parts are also near tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Tourists and locals alike often frequent such areas for waterfront activities or to enjoy the scenery.
Fort Lauderdale in contrast to most other cities of its size doesn’t have a high number of people using public transportation while commuting, even though private cars are the majority of journeys in the city. Many people in Fort Lauderdale use the bus to get to and from work every day, which reduces both traffic and air pollution.
As a result, education levels in Fort Lauderdale are quite high compared to those in the United States (21.84%): 37.97% of adults in Fort Lauderdale have earned a bachelor’s degree or beyond.
In 2018, Fort Lauderdale’s per capita income was $43,274, which is wealthy in relation to the rest of the country but middle class in comparison with Florida. Families of four earning this amount would have an annual income of $173,096. Fort Lauderdale is also home to people who are very wealthy as well as those who are very poor.
There are more than a hundred ethnicities represented in Fort Lauderdale. Many different racial and ethnic groups call Fort Lauderdale home. White residents of Fort Lauderdale make up the lion’s share of the population, followed by Black or African-Americans.
Hispanics make up a substantial part of the population in Fort Lauderdale (people of Hispanic descent can be of any race). In the city, ethnic minorities account for 18.49% of the population. Fort Lauderdale is home to people with Irish, German, Italian, Haitian, and English ancestry.
Furthermore, nearly one quarter of Fort Lauderdale’s residents are foreign-born (24.73%).
Fort Lauderdale’s most popular language is English. French and Spanish are also important languages here.
Traveling around Fort Lauderdale
If you travel west from the intersection of Broward Blvd and US 1 for about 3 miles you will be at Museum of Discovery and Science at 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Further to the west on Broward Blvd is the Fort Lauderdale Police Department at 1300 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Continuing about one third of a mile west is the Salvation Army Thrift store located at 1445 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
From there you are just a short ride to west on Broward Blvd and north on Riverland road to Americas Industrial Coatings located at 420 NW 27th Ave Suite B, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311