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Encyclopedia > Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida
Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida

Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 31,705 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 31,639 [1]. Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_highlighting_Lauderdale_Lakes. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_highlighting_Lauderdale_Lakes. ... Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

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Geography

Lauderdale Lakes is located at 26°10′12″N, 80°12′5″W (26.170012, -80.201318)GR1. The city is located in central Broward County. It is bordered by the following municipalities:

On its north:
Tamarac
On its west and south:
Lauderhill
  On its east:
Oakland Park
On its southeast:
Fort Lauderdale

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 km² (3.6 mi²). 9.3 km² (3.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.37%) is water. Tamarac is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Lauderhill is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Oakland Park is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Government

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 since 1998 is Samuel S. Brown, whose current term ends in 2008. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 31,705 people, 12,099 households, and 7,743 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,409.9/km² (8,832.1/mi²). There were 14,325 housing units at an average density of 1,540.6/km² (3,990.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 23.96% White, 67.74% African American or Black (see next paragraph), 0.12% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 5.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.54% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Lauderdale Lakes has a very high percentage of West Indian-born population, who might not be considered African-American. There are 10,078 people, or 36.3% of the city's population, who were born in the West Indies. Over half of those, or 5,312 people, reported Jamaica as their place of birth, accounting for 16.75% of the city's population. Another 3,543 people, or 11.17% were born in Haiti. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ...


There were 12,099 households out of which 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. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In 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.


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Demographic History

The city of Lauderdale Lakes was founded in 1961, originally popular as a retirement area for Northeasterners, notably New Yorkers who were members of the Jewish religion. As population in Broward County steadily moved westward and the former residents died toward the end of the twentieth century, Lauderdale Lakes had decidedly changed to more of a Caribbean origin as well as African Americans. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. ... Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe; Dutch: Caraïben; Portuguese: Caribe or Caraíbas) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Trivia

  • Lauderdale Lakes is home to the very first Office Depot store, which is still open today on North State Road 7 (U.S. Route 441) and Oakland Park Blvd (State Road 816 (Florida)).
  • Lauderdale Lakes used to be the home of the Sports Authority Corporate Headquarters.
  • Will Eisner, the comic-book author, died at Lauderdale Lakes hospital in 2005.

A typical Office Depot store Office Depot is one of the worlds largest office supply retail store chains, with over 1,000 stores worldwide in 23 countries. ... U.S. Highway 441 is a spur route of U.S. Highway 41. ... Known locally as Oakland Park Boulevard, Florida State Road 816 is a 9. ... William Erwin Eisner (born March 6, 1917, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States; died January 3, 2005, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida) was an acclaimed American comics writer, artist and entrepreneur. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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