Lauderdale Lakes, FL
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Lauderdale Lakes is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 34,796 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Lauderdale Lakes is the 93rd largest community in Florida.

Lauderdale Lakes is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lauderdale Lakes is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lauderdale Lakes who work in office and administrative support (16.40%), sales jobs (14.84%), and healthcare suport services (10.62%).

One downside of living in Lauderdale Lakes is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lauderdale Lakes, the average commute to work is 30.32 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Many people in Lauderdale Lakes take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Lauderdale Lakes citizens for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in Lauderdale Lakes with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.53% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lauderdale Lakes in 2010 was $15,201, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,804 for a family of four.

Lauderdale Lakes is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lauderdale Lakes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lauderdale Lakes residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lauderdale Lakes include Haitian, Italian, African, and Bahamian.

Lauderdale Lakes also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 47.99%.

The most common language spoken in Lauderdale Lakes is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.