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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Welcome to Fort Lauderdale ...

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Lauderdale: Ft. Lauderdale

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fort Lauderdale has a population of 180,072 people<1> (see below for details).

Fort Lauderdale is near sea level<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Fort Lauderdale: (954) and (754)<3>

The ZIP codes for Fort Lauderdale: 33301-33332, 33334-33335, 33337-33340, 33345-33346, 33348-33349, 33351, 33355, 33359, 33388, 33394<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fort Lauderdale had an population of 180,072 people. This is an increase of 8.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.16% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Fort Lauderdale ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
Boca Raton   [Map]   98,150   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coral Springs   [Map]   133,037   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Davie   [Map]   105,149   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   153,627   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Miami Gardens   [Map]   113,750   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Miramar   [Map]   140,328   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Lauderdale.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Lauderdale. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Lauderdale. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Lauderdale:

Websites for Fort Lauderdale ...

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Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fort Lauderdale.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Fort Lauderdale. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Lauderdale.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Lauderdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (754) is an overlay for area code (954). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Fort Lauderdale.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Fort Lauderdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Lauderdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Lauderdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1224, Longitude: -80.1373     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fort Lauderdale.


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