The People of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Foreign-born individuals who live in city.
Born outside the U.S., they have moved to the U.S. and live in the city. Wide age range. Some have a high school or college education, and they work in a variety of occupations.
Lower-income families living in the suburbs.
Middle-income married couples with children, ranging in age from upper 30s to upper 50s. Some are high school graduates, while others have completed college. Occupations vary.
Striving Immigrant Families
Lower-income suburban immigrant families.
Struggling families that are on a tight budget and work in service or skill-based jobs. Most have a high school education or lower and some own their homes.
Middle-class, suburban individuals who speak a foreign language.
Age ranges from 30s to 60s. Some own their homes. Education varies from high school to college, with some earning graduate school degrees.
Mobile suburban singles.
A high proportion of these pre-middle-age to middle-age singles have moved to the suburbs in the past 4 years. Some have a college education and work in professional or management careers.