north lauderdale

North Lauderdale, Florida

North Lauderdale is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of 1 July 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 42,335. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.


North Lauderdale was originally conceived as "The City of Tomorrow" by famed architect Morris Lapidus, fresh from his success in redefining the glittering Collins Avenue in Miami Beach with his work on the Fontainebleau Hotel, Eden Roc, Americana and other neo-baroque moderne hotel designs.


North Lauderdale is located at (26.215717, -80.224491).

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.


As of the census of 2000, there were 32,264 people, 10,799 households, and 7,818 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,319.2/mi² (3,210.6/km²). There were 11,444 housing units at an average density of 2,950.8/mi²(1,138.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.02% White (36.7% were Non-Hispanic White,) 35.16% African American, 0.29% Native American, 3.12% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.87% from other races, and 5.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.13% of the population.

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.)


North Lauderdale is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market and the seventeenth largest television market in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida-Sun Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald.


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