Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,544 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is the 256th largest community in Florida.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Lauderdale-by-the-Sea real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea who work in management occupations (25.00%), office and administrative support (13.78%), and sales jobs (13.01%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.30% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
One of the nice things about Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. 50.14% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in 2010 was $65,691, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,764 for a family of four. However, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lauderdale-by-the-Sea home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.74%.
The most common language spoken in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.