Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

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Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of 1 July 2006, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 31,879.[2] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[5]

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History

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

Geography

Lauderdale Lakes is located at 26°10′12″N 80°12′05″W / 26.170012°N 80.201318°W / 26.170012; -80.201318.[6] The city is located in central Broward County. It is bordered by the following municipalities:

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

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 31,705 people, 12,099 households, and 7,743 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,832.1/mi² (3,409.9/km²). There were 14,325 housing units at an average density of 3,990.5/mi²(1,540.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.74% African American or Black (a large part from the Caribbean), 23.96% White (21.2% were Non-Hispanic White,)[7] 1.03% Asian, 0.12% Native American, 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.

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