Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

Lauderdale Lakes, officially the City of Lauderdale Lakes, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 32,593. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 5,564,635 people.

Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
City of Lauderdale Lakes


"The Heart of Broward County"
"We Care!" & "Life in Full Color"
Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida
Coordinates: 26°10′12″N 80°12′5″W
Country United States of America
State Florida
County Broward
IncorporatedJune 22, 1961[1]
  MayorHazelle P. Rogers (D)[2]
  Vice MayorSandra Davey
  CommissionersVeronica Edwards Phillips, Gloria Lewis, Beverly Williams
  City ManagerPhil Alleyne
  City ClerkSharon Houslin
  City3.73 sq mi (9.67 km2)
  Land3.69 sq mi (9.55 km2)
  Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)  1.37%
9 ft (2 m)
  Density9,435.86/sq mi (3,643.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33309, 33311, 33313, 33319
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-39525[5]
GNIS feature ID0285365[6]


The city of Lauderdale Lakes was incorporated on June 22, 1961, and was originally popular as a retirement area for Northeasterners, notably New Yorkers who were Jewish. As the White population in Broward County steadily moved westward and its early residents died toward the end of the 20th century, Lauderdale Lakes became a predominantly Caribbean and African American community.


Lauderdale Lakes is located at 26°10′12″N 80°12′05″W.[7] The city is located in central Broward County. It is bordered by the city of Tamarac on its north, by the city of Lauderhill on its west and south, by the city of Oakland Park on its east, and by the city of Fort Lauderdale on its southeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.64 square miles (9.43 km2), of which 3.59 square miles (9.30 km2) is land and .05 square miles (0.13 km2) (1.37%) is water.


Historical population
Est. 201836,324[4]11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Lauderdale Lakes Demographics
2010 CensusLauderdale LakesBroward CountyFlorida
Total population32,5931,748,06618,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010+2.8%+7.7%+17.6%
Population density8,853.0/sq mi1,444.9/sq mi350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)14.2%63.1%75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)11.3%43.5%57.9%
Black or African-American80.6%26.7%16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)5.4%25.1%22.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan0.2%0.3%0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian0.0%0.1%0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial)2.5%2.9%2.5%
Some Other Race1.3%3.7%3.6%

As of 2010, there were 15,000 households out of which 20.7% were vacant. In 2000, 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 22.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.25.

In 2000, the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.2 males.

As of 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $26,932, and the median income for a family was $32,641. Males had a median income of $26,087 versus $20,434 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,039. About 19.9% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.9% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, 71.97% of city residents spoke English as their first language, while 14.48% spoke French Creole, 6.66% spoke Spanish, 4.11% were French speakers, and 0.92% of the population spoke Yiddish.[9]

Lauderdale Lakes has a high percentage population of West Indians. In 2000, there were 10,078 people, or 36.3% of the city's population, who were born in the West Indies. As of 2000, over half of those, 5,312 people, reported Jamaica as their place of birth or ancestry, accounting for 16.75% of the city's population. Another 3,543 people, 11.17% of the city's population, were born in Haiti or shared that ancestry.

As of 2010, Lauderdale Lakes was the second highest percentage of Jamaicans in the US, with 18.80% of the population (the neighborhood of Blue Hills, Connecticut was the only US area that had a higher concentration of Jamaicans, with 23.90% total.)[10] It also had the sixth highest percentage of Haitian residents, with 15.70% of the population.[11]


Until 1998 Lauderdale Lakes was governed by a mayor-council form of government, but elected that year to change to a mayor-commission-manager style of government. The mayor of Lauderdale Lakes is Hazelle Rogers, who was elected in November 2016.


Lauderdale Lakes is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[12] and the seventeenth largest television market[13] in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald.


At one time Sports Authority had its headquarters in the city.[14][15]


Broward County Public Schools operates public schools.[16]


  • Park Lakes Elementary School[17]
  • Oriole Elementary School[18]
  • Castle Hill Elementary School (Lauderhill)[19]
  • Rock Island Elementary School (Fort Lauderdale)[20]

Most residents are zoned to Lauderdale Lakes Middle School.[21] Some are zoned to William Dandy Middle School in Fort Lauderdale and the middle school section of Lauderhill 6-12 School in Lauderhill.[22][23] All residents are zoned to Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes.[24] In addition residents of the Lauderhill Middle School zone have priority for applying to the Lauderhill 6-12 high school program.[23]


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  13. "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-23.
  14. "Lauderdale Lakes city, Florida Archived 2006-09-26 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 15, 2011.
  15. "Contact Us." Sports Authority. Retrieved on September 15, 2011. "Corporate Office THE SPORTS AUTHORITY, INC. Customer Service 3383 North State Road 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319"
  16. "Zoning Map." Lauderdale Lakes. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  17. "Park Lakes." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  18. "Oriole." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  19. "Castle Hill." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  20. "Rock Island." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018. Despite the street address saying "Oakland Park" the school is in Fort Lauderdale.
  21. "Lauderdale Lakes." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  22. "William Dandy." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  23. "Lauderhill 6-12 School." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
  24. "Boyd H. Anderson." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 27, 2018.
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