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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea who work in sales jobs (18.72%), management occupations (18.34%), and office and administrative support (10.46%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.55% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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.
One downside of living in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, the average commute to work is 30.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.55% 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 $64,180, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $256,720 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea include Italian, German, English, and French .
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.83%.
The most common language spoken in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.