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 6,460 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 85.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea who work in management occupations (19.36%), sales jobs (15.94%), and office and administrative support (11.24%).
Also of interest is that Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.82% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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.
In Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.12% of adults in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in 2010 was $60,928, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,712 for a family of four. However, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea include Italian, German, English, and French .
In addition, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.32%).
The most common language spoken in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.