Lauderdale Lakes is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 35,954 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Lauderdale Lakes is the 93rd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lauderdale Lakes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lauderdale Lakes is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lauderdale Lakes who work in sales jobs (12.89%), healthcare suport services (11.42%), and office and administrative support (10.83%).
In Lauderdale Lakes, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Lauderdale Lakes has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Lauderdale Lakes has quite a high level of public transit users. Lauderdale Lakes’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
The citizens of Lauderdale Lakes are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.43% of adults in Lauderdale Lakes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Lauderdale Lakes in 2018 was $17,239, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,956 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 Jamaican, Haitian, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, German, and Bahamian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lauderdale Lakes's cultural character, accounting for 51.23% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lauderdale Lakes is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.