Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

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Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
City
City of Lauderdale Lakes
Flag of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
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Official seal of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
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Nickname(s): "The Heart of Broward County"
Motto: "We Care!"
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; -80.20139Coordinates: 26°10′12″N 80°12′5″W / 26.17000°N 80.20139°W / 26.17000; -80.20139
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Broward County, Florida Logo.svg Broward
Incorporated (city) 22 June 1961
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Barrington A. Russell, Sr.
 • City Manager Jonathan K. Allen
Area[1]
 • City 3.64 sq mi (9.4 km2)
 • Land 3.59 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  1.37%
Elevation 9 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 32,593
 • Density 9,000/sq mi (3,500/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33309, 33311, 33313, 33319
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-39525[2]
GNIS feature ID 0285365[3]
Website http://www.lauderdalelakes.org

Lauderdale Lakes, officially the City of Lauderdale Lakes, is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 32,593. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 5,564,635 people.

History[edit]

The city of Lauderdale Lakes was incorporated on 22 June 1961, and was originally popular as a retirement area for Northeasterners, notably New Yorkers who were Jewish. As the 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[edit]

Lauderdale Lakes is located at 26°10′12″N 80°12′05″W / 26.170012°N 80.201318°W / 26.170012; -80.201318.[4] 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). 3.59 square miles (9.30 km2) of it is land and .05 square miles (0.13 km2) of it (1.37%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,705 people, 12,099 households, and 7,743 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,832.1 per square mile (3,409.9/km²). There were 14,325 housing units at an average density of 3,990.5 per square mile(1,540.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.74% African American or Black (a large part from the Caribbean), 23.96% White (21.2% were Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 1.03% Asian, 0.12% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 5.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.54% of the population.

There were 12,099 households out of which 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 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.

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.[6]

Lauderdale Lakes has a high percentage of West Indian-born population, who are not considered as African-American. In 2000, there were 10,078 people, or 36.3% of the city's population, who were born in the West Indies. Over half of those, 5,312 people, reported Jamaica as their place of birth, accounting for 16.75% of the city's population. Another 3,543 people, 11.17% of the city's population, were born in Haiti.

As of 2010, Lauderdale Lakes was the percentage pf Jamaican-populated area in the US, with 22.0% 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.)[7] It also had the percentage of Haitian residents, with 19.9% of the population.[8]

Government[edit]

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 Barrington Russell, Sr., who was elected in November 2008.

Media[edit]

Lauderdale Lakes is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[9] and the seventeenth largest television market[10] 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[edit]

At one time Sports Authority had its headquarters in the city.[11][12]

Education[edit]

Broward County Public Schools operates public schools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Demographics of Lauderdale Lakes, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  6. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Lauderdale Lakes, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Jamaican Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Top 50 Radio Markets Ranked By Metro 12+ Population, Spring 2005". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  10. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  11. ^ "Lauderdale Lakes city, Florida." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 15, 2011.
  12. ^ "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"

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