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 6,680 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 90.18% 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 (27.06%), sales jobs (14.97%), and business and financial occupations (10.06%).
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 15.17% 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 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.
The education level of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 48.85% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in 2018 was $73,197, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $292,788 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 11.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.55%).
The most common language spoken in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.