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.
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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lauderdale Lakes who work in office and administrative support (16.47%), sales jobs (13.39%), and healthcare suport services (9.18%).
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.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lauderdale Lakes rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.11% of adults 25 and older in Lauderdale Lakes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Lauderdale Lakes in 2010 was $15,362, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,448 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 German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lauderdale Lakes's cultural character, accounting for 47.48% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lauderdale Lakes is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.