Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

[law-der-deyl]
Fort Lauderdale, residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole War, inc. 1911. On the New River and a navigable canal to Lake Okeechobee, the city is interwoven with more than 270 mi (435 km) of natural and artificial waterways. It has one of the largest marinas in the world and one of the most popular beaches in the country; tourism and recreation are economic mainstays. The city's manufactures include boats and yachts, and there is a wide variety of small businesses. A large retired community is here. Among Fort Lauderdale institutions are the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Nova Southeastern Univ., and a campus of Florida Metropolitan Univ. Nearby Port Everglades is a major artificial port with heavy passenger and freight traffic.

City (pop., 2000: 152,397), southeastern Florida, U.S. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean, 25 mi (40 km) north of Miami. A fort built there in 1838 gave its name to the town, which was established in 1895 and later developed as a shipping and commercial centre and residential resort. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is connected to the city's deepwater port, Port Everglades. The city is interlaced with recreational waterways and has extensive boating facilities, which have given rise to a marine industry.

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Estates of Fort Lauderdale is a former census-designated place (CDP) in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,791 at the 2000 census. It now serves as a neighborhood that is split between Hollywood, Florida and Dania Beach, Florida. Contrary to its name, it is not part of Fort Lauderdale.

Geography

Estates of Fort Lauderdale is located at (26.051866, -80.180653).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²). 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (22.50%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,791 people, 862 households, and 485 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,161.0/km² (5,667.2/mi²). There were 1,095 housing units at an average density of 1,321.2/km² (3,464.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.34% White (80.6% were Non-Hispanic White,) 3.69% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.12% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.84% of the population.

There were 862 households out of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 14.9% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 33.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,276, and the median income for a family was $38,897. Males had a median income of $36,086 versus $30,769 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,901. About 5.8% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English as a first language accounted for 75.54% of all residents, while Spanish accounted for 10.21%, French made up 8.35%, Italian was at 4.02%, and Hebrew was the mother tongue of 1.85% of the population.

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