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Fort Lauderdale is a city in Broward County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Major William Lauderdale, commander of the Seminole War fort built here
The latitude of Fort Lauderdale is 26.121N. The longitude is -80.143W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 162,917.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Lauderdale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Broward County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Lauderdale area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33301 ZIP code.
10% of Fort Lauderdale residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Lauderdale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Lauderdale was $27,798, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Fort Lauderdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Fort Lauderdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $577. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,225.
Libraries in Fort Lauderdale include African-American Research Library, Broward County Main Library, Fort Lauderdale Branch, Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, Imperial Point Branch, Riverland Branch, Tyrone Bryant Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fort Lauderdale include Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
TV stations in Fort Lauderdale include WSCV.
Broward County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Lauderdale political report.
Fort Lauderdale restaurants taking online reservations include Casa D' Angelo, Fish Restaurant, Himmarshee Bar & Grille, Jackson's Steakhouse, Johnny V, North Ocean Grille, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Ft. Lauderdale, Samba Room - Ft. Lauderdale, Sublime, The Melting Pot - Fort Lauderdale ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Fort Lauderdale workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 73 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Lauderdale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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