North Lauderdale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 43,703 people and six constituent neighborhoods, North Lauderdale is the 72nd largest community in Florida.
North Lauderdale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Lauderdale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Lauderdale who work in office and administrative support (14.89%), sales jobs (13.43%), and maintenance occupations (7.96%).
One downside of living in North Lauderdale is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Lauderdale, the average commute to work is 31.00 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in North Lauderdale is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For North Lauderdale, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of North Lauderdale are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.10% of adults in North Lauderdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in North Lauderdale in 2010 was $16,060, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,240 for a family of four. However, North Lauderdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Lauderdale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Lauderdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Lauderdale residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. North Lauderdale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Lauderdale include Jamaican, Irish, German, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of North Lauderdale's cultural character, accounting for 45.10% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in North Lauderdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.