Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
City of Lauderdale Lakes
Flag of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Official seal of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Nickname: 
"The Heart of Broward County"
Motto: 
"We Care!" & "Life in Full Color"
Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida
Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida
Coordinates: 26°10′12″N 80°12′5″W / 26.17000°N 80.20139°W / 26.17000; -80.20139
Country United States
State Florida
CountyBroward
IncorporatedJune 22, 1961[1]
Government
 • TypeCommission-Manager
 • MayorVeronica Edwards Phillips
 • Vice MayorKarlene Maxwell-Williams
 • CommissionersTycie Causwell,
Mark Spence, and
Sharon Thomas
 • City ManagerTreasa Brown-Stubbs
 • City ClerkVenice Howard
Area
 • City3.73 sq mi (9.66 km2)
 • Land3.68 sq mi (9.53 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)  1.37%
Elevation
9 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City35,954
 • Density9,767.45/sq mi (3,771.49/km2)
 • Metro
5,564,635
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33309, 33311, 33313, 33319
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-39525[3]
GNIS feature ID0285365[4]
Websitehttp://www.lauderdalelakes.org

Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area of South Florida. As of the 2020 United States Census, the city's population was 35,954.

History

The city of Lauderdale Lakes was incorporated on June 22, 1961, and was originally popular as a retirement area for "snowbirds" from the Northeast, notably New Yorkers who were Jewish. As the White population in Broward County steadily moved westward and its early residents died toward the end of the 20th century, Lauderdale Lakes became a predominantly Caribbean and African American community.

Geography

The city is located in central Broward County. It is bordered by the city of Tamarac on its north, by the city of Lauderhill on its west and south, by the city of Oakland Park on its east, and by the city of Fort Lauderdale on its southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.64 square miles (9.43 km2), of which 3.59 square miles (9.30 km2) is land and .05 square miles (0.13 km2) (1.37%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
197010,577
198025,426140.4%
199027,3417.5%
200031,70516.0%
201032,5932.8%
202035,95410.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2020 census

Lauderdale Lakes racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[6]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 2,107 5.86%
Black or African American (NH) 29,985 83.40%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 44 0.12%
Asian (NH) 409 1.14%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian (NH) 4 0.01%
Some other race (NH) 209 0.58%
Two or more races/Multiracial (NH) 873 2.43%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 2,323 6.46%
Total 35,954 100.00%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 35,954 people, 12,736 households, and 7,779 families residing in the city.[7]

2010 census

Lauderdale Lakes Demographics
2010 Census Lauderdale Lakes Broward County Florida
Total population 32,593 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +2.8% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 8,853.0/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 14.2% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 11.3% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 80.6% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 5.4% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 1.2% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 2.5% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 1.3% 3.7% 3.6%

In 2018, there were 34,321 people. Of this population, 50.5% (17.3k) reported having West Indian ancestry which is the highest in Broward County. 47% (7,697) reported Jamaica as their country of birth while 31.2% (5,115) reported Haiti as their country of birth. 2.1% (343) reported Trinidad and Tobago as their country of birth. 1.6% (254) reported The Bahamas as their country of birth.[8]

As of 2018, Lauderdale Lakes still maintains its record of having the second highest percentage of Jamaicans in the US. However, Jamaicans now make up 25.4% of the population. This is also the highest in the state of Florida.[8]

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 32,593 people, 12,080 households, and 7,794 families residing in the city.[9]

2000 census

In 2000, 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 22.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.25.

In 2000, the city the population was spread out, with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.2 males.

As of 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $26,932, and the median income for a family was $32,641. Males had a median income of $26,087 versus $20,434 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,039. About 19.9% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.9% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, 71.97% of city residents spoke English as their first language, while 14.48% spoke French Creole, 6.66% spoke Spanish, 4.11% were French speakers, and 0.92% of the population spoke Yiddish.[10]

As of 2000, Lauderdale Lakes has the second highest percentage of Jamaicans in the US, with 18.80% of the population (the neighborhood of Blue Hills, Connecticut was the only US area that had a higher concentration of Jamaicans, with 23.90% total.)[11] It also had the sixth highest percentage of Haitian residents, with 15.70% of the population.[12]

Government

Until 1998 Lauderdale Lakes was governed by a mayor–council form of government, but elected that year to change to a mayor-commission-manager style of government. The mayor of Lauderdale Lakes is Veronica Edwards Phillips, who was elected in November 2022.

Media

Lauderdale Lakes is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[13] and the seventeenth largest television market[14] in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald.

Economy

The sporting goods retailer Sports Authority had its headquarters in the city[15][16] until 2003, when the firm merged with Gart Sports.

Education

Broward County Public Schools operates public schools.[17]

Elementary:

Most residents are zoned to Lauderdale Lakes Middle School.[22] Some are zoned to William Dandy Middle School in Fort Lauderdale and the middle school section of Lauderhill 6-12 School in Lauderhill.[23][24] All residents are zoned to Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes.[25] In addition residents of the Lauderhill Middle School zone have priority for applying to the Lauderhill 6–12 high school program.[24]

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami operates area Catholic schools. St. Helen School is in Lauderdale Lakes.[26]

Notable people

References

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  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
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  9. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2010: Lauderdale Lakes city, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Lauderdale Lakes, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved September 23, 2007.
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Jamaican Communities". Epodunk.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved October 23, 2007.
  12. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Epodunk.com. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2007.
  13. ^ "Top 50 Radio Markets Ranked By Metro 12+ Population, Spring 2005". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on August 7, 2007. Retrieved September 23, 2007.
  14. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on August 7, 2007. Retrieved September 23, 2007.
  15. ^ "Lauderdale Lakes city, Florida Archived 2006-09-26 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 15, 2011.
  16. ^ "Contact Us." Sports Authority. Retrieved on September 15, 2011. "Corporate Office THE SPORTS AUTHORITY, INC. Customer Service 3383 North State Road 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319"
  17. ^ "Zoning Map." Lauderdale Lakes. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  18. ^ "Park Lakes." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  19. ^ "Oriole." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Castle Hill." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "Rock Island." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018. Despite the street address saying "Oakland Park" the school is in Fort Lauderdale.
  22. ^ "Lauderdale Lakes." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "William Dandy." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  24. ^ a b "Lauderhill 6-12 School." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  25. ^ "Boyd H. Anderson." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  26. ^ "Home". St. Helen School. Retrieved May 6, 2020. 3340 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale , FL 33311 - Compare address to a map of Lauderdale Lakes.