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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major influence when choosing what location meets the needs of you or your loved one. The rent burden for Fort Lauderdale is around 22.5% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Fort Lauderdale is around $297,117 and the median cost for rent is $1,408 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 47.5% are female and 52.5% are male. The median age of Fort Lauderdale is 42 years old. In Fort Lauderdale, 6.4% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. The total population of Fort Lauderdale consists of 180,072 people. Fort Lauderdale has a population density of 2,010 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Fort Lauderdale is 17.8% Hispanic, 32.0% black, 62.2% white, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.1% other or not specified, 1.9% mixed race, and 1.5% Asian. In terms of education, 24.8% have a high-school diploma, 34.9% have a college degree, and 13.1% have a graduate degree. In Fort Lauderdale, 19.3% live in poverty, 13.3% have some form of disability, 17.3% do not have health insurance, and 65.6% participate in the labor force.
An overview of Florida
Out of a national average of 100, Florida has a cost of living index rating of 99, a grocery index rating of 104, and a housing index rating of 95. In total, Florida has 218 general hospitals and 108 health centers that provide care for 21,626,797 citizens. St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of personal well-being, Florida ranks 29th in healthcare and 13th in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Florida is ranked 21st in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
Thirty-five percent of Florida residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 15,611 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 42 and 34% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 49% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
Florida experiences an average humidity rating of about 75%.The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of September. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 60F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 79F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 36F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F.The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66F in the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 11.50 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Florida is around 4.54 inches. The average air quality index rating in Florida is 37.0 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 47.9 AQI. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Florida
The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of a wide variety of palms, muhly grass, beautyberry, and southern magnolia. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the west Indian (Florida) manatee, the six species of sea turtle, the short nose sturgeon, or the mockingbird. The state animal of Florida is the Florida panther.