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Fort Lauderdale is a sunny city in Florida that has become a favored spot for tourists due to its warm temperatures and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. With miles and miles of waterways, Fort Lauderdale has branded itself the Venice of America and even adopted the slogan on their official seal. If sunshine, beaches and yachting sound appealing to you, Fort Lauderdale may be just the place you’re looking for.

If you’re worried about a flood of college kids during Spring Break, fear not. The days of Fort Liquordale are long over. The number of college tourists has dwindled substantially, leaving mostly older adults as tourists — and they know to give the residents of Fort Lauderdale plenty of space and to keep things clean. Do you think Fort Lauderdale might be the place for you to call home? Learn how MoveWise can help you get started!

Fort Lauderdale Demographics & Crime Rate

Fort Lauderdale doesn’t have as many permanent residents as other major cities in Florida and has a fluctuating population of only 173,570. In 2015, the median income for the residents of Fort Lauderdale was $50,778. The people in Fort Lauderdale are educated, though, with over a quarter of them having at least a bachelor’s degree and an additional 18.1% with some college experience. If you want to join this elite community, MoveWise can help. Use our tool on the right to get up to six moving quotes from the best moving companies in Fort Lauderdale.

City Population


Total US Pop 2016: 321,418,820



National Avg 2016: 8.3%

Median Income


National Avg 2015: $53,889

Violent Crime Rate


National Avg 2016: 3.83%


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Pricing & Taxes

Housing is valuable in Fort Lauderdale since the city is built as a resort. Most tourists come with their yachts, so you can expect a few high class areas. The median value for homes is $255,600 or $1,087 for rentals. That’s more expensive than a lot of other Florida cities, but cheaper than many other resort towns. With high costs comes quality, and the Venice of America has a lot to offer. Sales tax is a meager 6%, far below the national average, so you’ll be able to save a bit in that regard. If you’re considering making Fort Lauderdale your new home, use the tool on the right so you can get up to six free moving quotes from affordable, dependable movers in Fort Lauderdale. Save both time and money on moving costs with the help of MoveWise.

Home Price


National Avg 2015: $178,600

Apartment Rent


National Avg 2015: $928

Sales Tax "State-Local"


Ranked [#16]

State Property Tax


Ranked [#25]

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