Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida

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Town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Nickname(s): LBS
Location of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in Broward County, Florida
Location of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in Broward County, Florida
Coordinates: 26°11′22″N 80°5′52″W / 26.18944°N 80.09778°W / 26.18944; -80.09778Coordinates: 26°11′22″N 80°5′52″W / 26.18944°N 80.09778°W / 26.18944; -80.09778
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Logo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Settled Circa 1920's-1924[1]
Incorporated November 30, 1927[1][2]
Reincorporated November 30, 1947[1]
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Christopher Vincent
 • Vice Mayor Elliot Sokolow
 • Commissioners Edmund Malkoon, Buz Oldaker, and Randy Strauss
 • Town Manager Bud Bentley
 • Town Clerk Tedra Allen
 • Town 1.56 sq mi (4.05 km2)
 • Land 0.87 sq mi (2.26 km2)
 • Water 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)  44.2%
Elevation 7 ft (2.13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Town 6,056
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 6,512
 • Density 7,467.89/sq mi (2,882.15/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 33308, 33062
Area code(s) 954, 754
FIPS code 12-39475[5]
GNIS feature ID 0285367[6]

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,056. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.


Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is located at 26°11′22″N 80°5′52″W / 26.18944°N 80.09778°W / 26.18944; -80.09778 (26.189561, -80.097756).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.57 square miles (4 km2), of which 0.876 square miles (2 km2) is land and 0.694 square miles (2 km2) (44.2%) is water.

The southern half of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is situated between Fort Lauderdale and the Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Florida. The Town's northern municipal neighbor is Pompano Beach. The entire town is located on a long, narrow barrier island separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway (spanned by one drawbridge at Commercial Boulevard), stretching approximately one-half dozen blocks to the Atlantic Ocean. The town is centered on the junction of State Road A1A and Commercial Boulevard. The main industry is tourism; the town has many hotels and motels used by visitors, especially during the winter; many of its older hotels and buildings reflect mid-century modern architecture design [MiMo]. Recognized by the Florida Legislature in 2016 for its near-shore coral reefs and efforts to promote scuba diving, the town is known as Florida's Beach Diving Capital. With a coral reef just 100 yards offshore, the town is a popular spot for scuba divers, especially just south of Anglin's Pier.

On the ocean at the east end of Commercial Boulevard is Anglin's Fishing Pier, named after Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's first mayor, Melvin I. Anglin.[1][8] The town is home to SS Copenhagen, a 19th-century British steamship that wrecked in 25 feet of water in May 1900 after striking a coral reef. The historic site is a Florida archaeological underwater preserve and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9] The town doubled in size in 2001 when it annexed the unincorporated Intracoastal Beach Area to the north. The area included the neighborhoods of Bel Air and Terra Mar Island. Even though the town's permanent population is 6,056, it nearly doubles when snowbirds and tourists come here to spend the winter. The Town underwent a major transformation in 2013, when it completed a beautiful streetscape project between the Commercial Boulevard Bridge and the ocean. Sidewalks were widened and enhanced with brick pavers and lush landscaping.

Two new public plazas were added in Anglin's Square and furnished with colorful "Addy" chairs, boat benches and bike racks shaped like fish. Each of the four business plazas on Commercial were outfitted with coral reef themed artworks (parrotfish, green turtle, eagle ray and sea fan), reflecting the town's ties with the ocean. An 18-foot coral reef sculpture also greets visitors as they enter the town over the bridge.

The first BurgerFi restaurant opened in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in 2011.


As of 2010, there were 6,563 households, out of which 45.2% were vacant.

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20166,512[4]7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Demographics
2010 Census Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Broward County Florida
Total population 6,056 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +136.3% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 6,916.1/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 96.3% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 88.2% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.2% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 8.8% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 0.8% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 0.9% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 0.7% 3.7% 3.6%


Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[11] and the seventeenth largest television market[12] in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald. There are currently no newspapers based in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, although the neighboring weekly, The Pompano Pelican regularly covers the community.


  1. ^ a b c d "Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea: A little history - A brief history of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea". Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Broward-by-the-Numbers" (PDF). pp. 3–5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 October 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce: Fishing". Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fort Lauderdale Scuba Diving Beach Dive Site | LBTS Shipwreck Snorkel Trail". Sink, Florida, Sink!. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Top 50 Radio Markets Ranked By Metro 12+ Population, Spring 2005". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2007. 
  12. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2007. 

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