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Welcome to Fort Lauderdale ...

The coastal city of Fort Lauderdale is located in Broward County<1> and is the County Seat for Broward County.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Lauderdale: Ft. Lauderdale

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Lauderdale has a population of 182,437 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Fort Lauderdale lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Fort Lauderdale: (954) and (754)<4>

The ZIP codes for Fort Lauderdale: 33301-33332, 33334-33335, 33337-33340, 33345-33346, 33348-33349, 33351, 33355, 33359, 33388, 33394<5>

Websites for Fort Lauderdale ...

Official Website:   www.info.ci.ftlaud.fl.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.browardbiz.com/

Junior League:   www.jlgfl.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Lauderdale had an population of 182,437 people. This is an increase of 10.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Lauderdale had a population of 165,521 people (or 9.47% of the total population of Broward County). This makes Fort Lauderdale the county's most populous community.

The population of Fort Lauderdale represents 0.88% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 165,521 people, the population of Fort Lauderdale increased 8.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 152,397 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Lauderdale.

Adding Fort Lauderdale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Lauderdale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Lauderdale was on a map titled Road Map for Florida (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Lauderdale on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Fort Lauderdale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Lauderdale.

  • Pembroke Pines [Broward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke Pines
    • Pembroke Pines [Broward County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lauderdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 173,591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke Pines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke Pines<7>
  • Hollywood [Broward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
    • Hollywood [Broward County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Fort Lauderdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 154,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<7>
  • Miramar [Broward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miramar
    • Miramar [Broward County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lauderdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 141,191 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miramar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miramar<7>
  • Coral Springs [Broward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral Springs
    • Coral Springs [Broward County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Fort Lauderdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 133,759 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coral Springs<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pompano Beach [Broward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pompano Beach
      • Pompano Beach [Broward County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Fort Lauderdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 112,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pompano Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pompano Beach<7>
    • Miami Gardens [Miami-Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miami Gardens
      • Miami Gardens [Miami-Dade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lauderdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110,001 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miami Gardens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miami Gardens<7>
    • Davie [Broward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davie
      • Davie [Broward County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Fort Lauderdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davie<7>
    • Boca Raton [Palm Beach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boca Raton
      • Boca Raton [Palm Beach County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Fort Lauderdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boca Raton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boca Raton<7>
    • Sunrise [Broward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Broward County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Fort Lauderdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 95,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunrise<7>
    • Plantation [Broward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation
      • Plantation [Broward County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Fort Lauderdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 94,580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantation<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Lauderdale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Lauderdale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Lauderdale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Lauderdale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Lauderdale. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Lauderdale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Lauderdale ...

Looking for more information about Fort Lauderdale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Lauderdale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Lauderdale.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Florida

About Broward County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Lauderdale: www.info.ci.ftlaud.fl.us/

The official website for Broward County: www.broward.org/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Broward, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Lauderdale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Lauderdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (754) is an overlay for area code (954).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fort Lauderdale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fort Lauderdale includes: 33301, 33302, 33303, 33304, 33305, 33306, 33307, 33308, 33309, 33310, 33311, 33312, 33313, 33314, 33315, 33316, 33317, 33318, 33319, 33320, 33321, 33322, 33323, 33324, 33325, 33326, 33327, 33328, 33329, 33330, 33331, 33334, 33337, 33338, 33339, 33345, 33348, 33351, 33355, 33359, 33388 & 33394.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Lauderdale) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Lauderdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort LauderdaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Lauderdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1224, Longitude: -80.1373    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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