North Lauderdale is in north-central Broward County. It is adjacent to the following municipalities:
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of . of it is land and of it (0.77%) is water.
There were 10,799 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.43.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,050, and the median income for a family was $41,990. Males had a median income of $29,188 versus $24,828 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,557. About 11.5% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.
Speakers of English as their first language accounted for 67.63% of the population, while Spanish was spoken by 20.31%, French Creole 6.16%, French 1.48%, Portuguese 1.42%, and Vietnamese speakers made up 0.89% of residents.
As of 2000, North Lauderdale was the fortieth most Colombian-populated area in the US, with 3.32% of the population. It was also the eighth most Jamaican-populated area with 11.1%, while it had the twenty-seventh highest percentage of Haitians in the US (tied with Wilton Manors and Florida City) at 6.7%, and the thirteenth most Trinidadian and Tobagonian community in the US, with 1.1% of the residents (tied with a few other US areas.)