Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

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Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
City of Lauderdale Lakes
Flag of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Official seal of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Nickname(s): "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
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Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County 24px Broward
Incorporated June 22, 1961[1]
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Barrington A. Russell, Sr.
 • Vice Mayor Beverly Williams
 • Commissioners Patricia Hawkins-Williams, Gloria Lewis, Edwina Coleman, and Eileen Rathery
 • City manager Danny "Dan" A. Holmes
 • City Clerk Sharon Houslin
 • 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[3]
GNIS feature ID 0285365[4]

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.


The city of Lauderdale Lakes was incorporated on June 22, 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.


Lauderdale Lakes is located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found..[5] 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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 10,577
1980 25,426 140.4%
1990 27,341 7.5%
2000 31,705 16.0%
2010 32,593 2.8%
Est. 2014 34,410 [6] 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
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%

As of 2010, there were 15,000 households out of which 20.7% were vacant. 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.[8]

Lauderdale Lakes has a high percentage population of West Indians who are and do not considered themselves 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. As of 2000, over half of those, 5,312 people, reported Jamaica as their place of birth or ancestry, accounting for 16.75% of the city's population. Another 3,543 people, 11.17% of the city's population, were born in Haiti or shared that ancestry.

As of 2010, Lauderdale Lakes was 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.)[9] It also had the sixth highest percentage of Haitian residents, with 15.70% of the population.[10]


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.


Lauderdale Lakes 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, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald.


At one time Sports Authority had its headquarters in the city.[13][14]


Broward County Public Schools operates public schools.


  • Park Lakes Elementary School
  • Oriole Elementary school


  • Lauderdale Lakes Middle School



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