Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida

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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of 2006, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 5,990.[2] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[5]



Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is located at 26°11′22″N 80°5′52″W / 26.18944°N 80.09778°W / 26.18944; -80.09778 (26.189561, -80.097756).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22 km2). 0.51 square miles (1 km2) of it is land and 0.73 square miles (2 km2) of it (59.35%) is water.

The south part of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is situated between Fort Lauderdale and Sea Ranch Lakes, while the north half borders Pompano Beach. The town is on land that is essentially a long narrow island separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal waterway (spanned by drawbridges), stretching approximately one-half dozen city blocks to the Atlantic Ocean. The town is centered on the junction of State Road A1A and Commercial Boulevard. The main industry is tourism; the town has many hotels, motels, and residences used especially during the winter by visitors. At the ocean end of Commercial Boulevard is a long wooden fishing pier. The city also includes the neighborhoods of Belair and TeraMar.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,563 people, 1,529 households, and 608 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,072.3/mi² (1,940.4/km²). There were 2,366 housing units at an average density of 4,682.4/mi²(1,791.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.45% White (92.2% were Non-Hispanic White,)[7] 0.74% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.27% of the population.

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