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Fort Lauderdale is a city located in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 152,397. It is the county seat of Broward County6.

Geography Fort Lauderdale is located at 26°8'9" North, 80°8'31" West (26.135763, -80.141810)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 93.3 km² (36.0 mi²). 82.2 km² (31.7 mi²) of it is land and 11.1 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 11.91% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 152,397 people, 68,468 households, and 33,001 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,854.4/km² (4,803.1/mi²). There are 80,862 housing units at an average density of 984.0/km² (2,548.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 64.27% White, 28.88% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 3.79% from two or more races. 9.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 68,468 households out of which 19.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 51.8% are non-families. 40.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 111.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $37,887, and the median income for a family is $46,175. Males have a median income of $34,478 versus $27,230 for females. The per capita income for the city is $27,798. 17.7% of the population and 13.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.0% are under the age of 18 and 11.1% are 65 or older.

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