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Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
City of Lauderdale Lakes
Flag of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Official seal of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
"The Heart of Broward County"
"We Care!" & "Life in Full Color"
Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida
Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Logo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Incorporated June 22, 1961
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • City 3.73 sq mi (9.66 km2)
 • Land 3.68 sq mi (9.53 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)  1.37%
9 ft (2 m)
 • City 35,954
 • Density 9,767.45/sq mi (3,771.49/km2)
 • Metro
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33309, 33311, 33313, 33319
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-39525
GNIS feature ID 0285365

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.


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 / 26.170012°N 80.201318°W / 26.170012; -80.201318. 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
Census Pop.
1970 10,577
1980 25,426 140.4%
1990 27,341 7.5%
2000 31,705 16.0%
2010 32,593 2.8%
2020 35,954 10.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Lauderdale Lakes racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 2,107 5.86%
Black or African American (NH) 29,985 83.4%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 44 0.12%
Asian (NH) 409 1.14%
Pacific Islander (NH) 4 0.01%
Some Other Race (NH) 209 0.58%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 873 2.43%
Hispanic or Latino 2,323 6.46%
Total 35,954

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 35,954 people, 11,790 households, and 7,456 families residing in the city.

2010 census

Lauderdale Lakes Demographics
2010 Census Lauderdale Lakes Broward County Florida
Total population 32,593 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +2.8% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 8,853.0/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/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-American 80.6% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 5.4% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 1.2% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 2.5% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 1.3% 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.

In 2018, there were 34,321 people. Of this population, 50.5% (17.3k) reported having West Indian ancestry which is the highest in Broward County. 47% (7,697) reported Jamaica as their country of birth while 31.2% (5,115) reported Haiti as their country of birth. 2.1% (343) reported Trinidad and Tobago as their country of birth. 1.6% (254) reported The Bahamas as their country of birth.

As of 2010, Lauderdale Lakes has 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.) It also had the sixth highest percentage of Haitian residents, with 15.70% of the population.

As of 2018, Lauderdale Lakes still maintains its record of having the second highest percentage of Jamaicans in the US. However, Jamaicans now make up 25.4% of the population. This is also the highest in the state of Florida.


At one time Sports Authority had its headquarters in the city.


Broward County Public Schools operates public schools.


  • Park Lakes Elementary School
  • Oriole Elementary School
  • Castle Hill Elementary School (Lauderhill)
  • Rock Island Elementary School (Fort Lauderdale)

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

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami operates area Catholic schools. St. Helen School is in Lauderdale Lakes.

Notable people

  • Glenn Greenwald, journalist
  • Eddie Jackson (safety), NFL free agent and safety for the Chicago Bears
  • Ryan Shazier, former NFL linebacker and philanthropist
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